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Windows OS Basic CLI Commands Cheat Sheet by

Windows OS Basic CLI Commands
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Commands

Help or /?
gets available commands, or displays help info for commands
echo /?
echo
prints following info to STDOUT
echo hello world
type
prints file contents to STDOUT
type helloW­orl­d.txt
>
redirect; sends output to file
command > filename
>>
append
command >> filename
<
type's filename and sends text to command
command < filename
2>
sends error message to file
echpo 2> error.txt
|
pipes output from left to right
command1 | command 2
hostname
displays hostname of system
hostname
ver
displays windows version
ver
vol
displays disk volume label and serial number
vol
systeminfo
config inform­ation for local or remote machine; includes service pack levels
syste­minfo
set
used to manage variables
set mySwee­tVa­ria­ble­=wh­atI­tEq­uals
cd
"­change direct­ory­"; displays the name of current or changes directory
cd c:\
dir
"­dir­ect­ory­"; used to display contents of files and sub direct­ories of current working directory
dir c:\myD­ire­ctory
mkdir/md
make directory
md c:\myD­ire­cto­ry­\chi­ldD­ire­ctory
rmdir/rd
remove directory
rd c:\myD­ire­cto­ry­\chi­ldD­ire­ctory
more
prints to STDOUT, but one screen at a time
more really­Lon­gTe­xt.txt
copy
copies one or more files to another location
copy file.txt c:\new­Loc­ati­on­\fil­e.txt
xcopy
copies files and filders
xcopy c:\mis­pla­ced­Dir­ectory c:\cor­rec­t\r­igh­tSp­otD­ire­ctory
move
moves files from one folder till another
move .\docu­men­t.txt c:\doc­ume­nt.txt
ren/rename
rename a file or files
ren monday.txt Tuesday
del
deletes one or more files
del basura.txt
find
search for a text string in a file & display all the lines where it is found
find \I "hard to find text
findstr
search for a text string in a file & display all the lines where it is found; supports regular expres­sions
findstr /r "­^[1­-9]­[0-­9]" sales.txt
attrib
displays or changes files attributes if a file has the System or Hidden attribute set, you must clear that attribute before you can change any other attrib­utes
attrib +H +S makeMe­Hid­den­And­Sys­tem.txt
icacls
change file and folder permis­sions - display or modify Access Control Lists (ACLs) for files and folders RTFM (Read The F@#$ing Manual)
Read the Damned Help File
fc
compare the contents of two files or sets of files; display any lines which do NOT match
fc fileOn­e.txt fileTw­o.txt
comp
compare two files (or sets of files) ; display items that do not match
comp fileOne fileTwo
shutdown
shutdown or restart a computer
shutdown /t 120
tasklist
displays all running applic­ations and services with their Process ID (PID) This can be run on either a local or a remote computer
tasklist /FI "­IMA­GENAME eq Calcul­ato­r.e­xe"
sc
Service Control - Create, Start, Stop, Query or Delete any Windows SERVICE. The command options for SC are case sensitive
sc query type= driver RTFM
net
manage network resources
net group "­adm­ini­str­ators' /domain RTFM
ipconfig
displays network adaptor inform­ation
ipconfig /all
ping
test a network connection - if succes­sful, ping returns the ip address
ping -n 1 8.8.8.8
tracert
"­tracer route" tracks path to destin­ation and counts hops (can also resolve ip addresses if used on domain names)
tracert WRKST002
netstat
display current TCP/IP network connec­tions and protocol statistics
netstat -a RTFM
time
displays time
time /T
date
displays date
date /T
Success and failures for commands are based on the Exit Code of the command.
In most cases the Exit Code is the same as the ErrorLevel
Numeric handles:

STDIN = 0 Keyboard input
STDOUT = 1 Text output
STDERR = 2 Error text output
UNDEFINED = 3-9

Make Macro For Answer Sheet Creation

doskey banner­=(echo. ^& echo *** Step $* *** ^& echo.) ^>­^> c:\loc­ati­on­\ans­wer­s.txt

MAKE SURE YOU PUT YOUR ANSWER FILE IN THE RIGHT PLACE

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