Some Most Important And Useful Windows DOS Commands -Part 5
- rmdir or rd – It removes (i.e. deletes) a directory
This Windows DOS command removes a Directory: c:\resume>rd temp-resume
- route – It displays and modifies the entries in the local IP routing table
If it is used without parameters, route will display help.
This Windows DOS command schedules commands and programs to run periodically or at a specific time. It can also add or remove tasks from the schedule, starts and stops tasks on demand, and displays & changes scheduled tasks.
- shutdown – It allows you to shut down or restart your computer
If it is used without parameters, shutdown will display help.
- start – This starts a separate Command Prompt window to run a specified program or command
If it is used without parameters, start opens a second command prompt window.
- sigverif – verify driver signature in Windows XP only
Microsoft has created driver signatures to maintain the integrity of your system. Critical files have been digitally signed so that any changes to these files can be quickly detected. A signed driver is Microsoft tested and approved. You can check the drivers to verify that if they are all intact by typing sigverif in command prompt.
- sysedit – System Configuration File Editor
This Windows DOS command is an old tool that was very handy for the Windows 9X days. But msconfig is used in place of sysedit now days.
- systeminfo – Know your Computer configuration
This Windows DOS command displays detailed configuration information about your computer and its operating system. It includes operating system configuration, security information, product ID, and hardware properties, such as RAM, disk space, and network cards etc.
- sfc – System File Checker
This is also very useful command. It scans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer.
- tasklist – Know what programs are running currently on your computer
It displays a list of applications and services with their PID (Process ID) for all tasks running on your computer.
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