4 See also
6 External links In thepersonal computer operating systems MS-DOSandPC-DOS, a
number of standard system commands were provided for common taskssuch as listing files on a disk or moving files. Some commands were built-into the command interpreter, others existed as transient commands loadedinto memory when required. Over the several generations of MS DOS,commands were added for the additional functions of the operating system.In the currentMicrosoft Windowsoperating system a text-mode commandprompt window can still be used. Some DOS commands carry out functionsequivalent to those in aUNIXsystem but always with differences in detailsof the function.
] Command line arguments
In the list below, when a command can accept more than one filename, or afilename including wildcards (* and ?), it is said to accept a
f i l e s p e c
parameter. Commands that can accept only a single filename are said toaccept a
f i l e n a me
parameter.For some commands, aUNIXcommand with similar functions is given.Unix commandstypically offer functionality and flexibility that are notapproached by the equivalent DOS command, so all comparisons areapproximate. While many commands are the same across many DOSsystems (MS-DOS,PC-DOS,DR-DOS,FreeDOS, etc.) some differ in
command syntax or name.In DOS commands, unlike Unix, lower-case and capital letters areequivalent. It is usual for parameters or arguments also to be independent of case. Sometimes a hyphen ("-") may be used instead of a slash ("/").Commands which are not built into the command interpreter may follow thesame conventions.