DOS Commands

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


Acronym

Definition

COMPCOMPare Files
CONAccept CONsole (keyboard) output
COPYCOPY a file
CTTYChanging to a remote TeleTYpe
DATEDisplay the DATE
DEBUGstart a testing environment for binary files - and more
DEFRAGoptomize a disk drive (be careful)
DELDelete file(s)
DELTREEDELete a directory TREE and everything that is in it
DIRDIRectory listing
DIRDirectory
DISKCOMPDISK COMPare
DISKCOPYCopy Disk
DISMDeployment Image Servicing and Management Tool
DOa Batch command that precedes the action to be performed in a loop
ECHODisplay other commands as they are executed
EDLINLine Editor
ERASEDelete File [name of file(s) to be deleted]
EXE2BINConvert file from .EXE to .BIN
EXISTa Batch command that tests for the existence of a specified file
EXITstop execution and close a Batch file
FASTOPENStore in memory file locations to speed access
FDISKPartition a Fixed DISK
FILCOMFILe COMpare
FINDFind within a file


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