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CHDIR

Displays the name of or changes the current directory.

CHKDSK

Checks a disk and displays a status report.

CLS

Clears the screen.

COMP

Compares two groups of files to find information that does not match.

COPY

Copies and appends files.

DATE

Displays and/or sets the system date.

DEFRAG

Optimizes disk performance by reorganizing the files on the disk.

DEL

Deletes files from disk.

DELTREE

Deletes a directory including all files and subdirectories that are in it.

DIR

Displays directory of files and directories stored on disk.

DISKCOMP

Compares the contents of two diskettes.

ECHO

Displays messages or turns on or off the display of commands in a batch file.

EDIT

Starts the MS-DOS editor, a text editor used to create and edit ASCII text files.

EXIT

Exits a secondary command processor.

EXPAND

Expands a compressed file.

FASTHELP

Displays a list of DOS commands with a brief explanation of each.

FIND

Finds and reports the location of a specific string of text characters in one or more files.

FOR

Performs repeated execution of commands (for both batch processing and interactive processing).

FORMAT

Formats a disk to accept DOS files.

GRAPHICS

Provides a way to print contents of a graphics screen display.

IF

Allows for conditional operations in batch processing.

LABEL

Creates or changes or deletes a volume label for a disk.

MEM

Displays amount of installed and available memory, including extended, expanded, and upper memory.

MKDIR

Creates a new subdirectory.

MORE

Sends output to console, one screen at a time.

MOVE

Moves one or more files to the location you specify. Can also be used to rename directories.

PATH

Sets or displays directories that will be searched for programs not in the current directory.

RENAME

Changes the filename under which a file is stored.

RMDIR

Removes a subdirectory.

SORT

Sorts input and sends it to the screen or to a file.

XCOPY

Copies directories, subdirectories, and files.

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