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Chapter 1. Launching and Using the Comma... > Using the Built-in Doskey Program

Using the Built-in Doskey Program

Doskey has been around since the early Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS) days, and it’s just as useful today as it was when it first came out. It keeps a history of the commands you’ve entered and enables you to easily retrieve them so that you don’t have to type them again. This saves a lot of time when you’re entering the same commands repeatedly and is especially useful when you’re entering long commands, where typos are common.

For example, suppose you’re troubleshooting connectivity with another system and you’re using either of the following two commands:


  

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