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Browse 94 acronyms and abbreviations related to DOS Commands:

%%identifies the variable in a Batch file FOR - %%A - IN ( [X] [Y] [Z] ) - DO loopRate it:
%0a Batch command that replaces %0 with its own filenameRate it:
%1first replaceable argument in a Batch file beyond %0Rate it:
?Place holder for a single unknown character in searchesRate it:
@ECHO OFF Batch file commandRate it:
ACMEAcme (computer virus), a computer virus which infects Microsoft DOS EXE filesRate it:
APPENDApplication File search pathRate it:
ASSIGNReassigning the Default DriveRate it:
ATTRIBreport a file's AttributesRate it:
BACKUPBack-up filesRate it:
BREAK[ON/OFF] watch for a break in execution, or notRate it:
CALCCALCulatorRate it:
CALLInvoke a Batch file as a subroutineRate it:
CHCPCHange Code PageRate it:
CHDIRChange DirectoryRate it:
CHKDSKreport Disk Characteristics and RAM AvailabilityRate it:
CHKDSKcheck diskRate it:
CLSClear the ScreenRate it:
CMDCommandRate it:
COLORChange the color of the DOS environmentRate it:
COMMANDa Batch command (under DOS 2.0)Rate it:
COMPCompare FilesRate it:
CONaccept CONSOLE (keyboard) outputRate it:
COPYCopies, Renames, Concatenates FilesRate it:
CTTYChanging To a Remote TerminalRate it:

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