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Part: V Appendixes > Command Reference

Appendix F. Command Reference

With every new release, Microsoft has added features to MS-DOS. MS-DOS 6.22 now contains more than 100 commands, providing configuration support and utilities for the large variety of computers that run MS-DOS. Many commands help you organize the files and subdirectories on your hard disk or enable you to configure your computer system to run more efficiently. Other commands enable you to automate routine tasks that you perform with your computer every day. DOS now includes commands that provide support for the various characters and conventions used in many countries other than the United States.

This command reference describes all the commands that Microsoft provides in the standard MS-DOS 6.22 package. Each command entry includes a description of the command's purpose, its syntax, notes and rules on how to use it, examples of its use, error messages and exit codes when applicable, and a “See Also” section that points you to additional information about using a particular command.


This command reference also describes commands provided in other common DOS versions, including MS-DOS “7” (in Windows 95), MS-DOS “7.1” (in Windows 98), Caldera DR DOS, and IBM's PC-DOS.


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