DOS Commands

Here's a list of abbreviations related to the DOS Commands terminology and jargon:



%%identifies the variable in a Batch file FOR - %%A - IN ( [X] [Y] [Z] ) - DO loop
%0a Batch command that replaces %0 with its own filename
%1first replaceable argument in a Batch file beyond %0
*Wild Card in Searches
?Place holder for a single unknown character in searches
@ECHO OFF Batch file command
ACMEAcme (computer virus), a computer virus which infects Microsoft DOS EXE files
APPENDApplication File search path
ASSIGNASSIGN or Re-assign the specified drive
BACKUPBack-up files
BEBus Edit
BREAK[ON/OFF] watch for a break in execution, or not
CALLInvoke a Batch file as a subroutine
CDChange Directory
CHCPCHange Code Page
CHDIRChange Directory
CHKDSKCheck Disk
CHMODChinese Made Overdrive
CLSCLear the Screen
CMDCommand Prompt
COLORChange the color of the DOS environment
COMMANDa Batch command (under DOS 2.0)