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InterSvr

MS-DOS 6 and above command used to network PCs using a null modem cable or LapLink cable. The server-side version of InterLnk, it also immobilizes the machine it’s running on …

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md or mkdir

Makes a new directory. The parent of the directory specified must already exist.   SYNTAX: md directory

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memmaker

Starting from version 6, MS-DOS included the external program MemMaker which was used to free system memory (especially Conventional memory) by automatically reconfiguring Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files. This was usually …

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more

Pages through the output so that you can view more than one screen of text.   SYNTAX: command | more   More may also be used as a filter. more …

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msd

Provides detailed technical information about the computer’s hardware and software.   SYNTAX: msd

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pcpark

Parks the hard disk(s) (stops their turning) in order to enable safe shutdown; only used on early versions.   SYNTAX: pcpark  

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rem

Remark statement, normally used within a batch file. However on the command line, rem can also be used to create a zero length file by redirecting an empty remark statement …

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ren

Renames a file. Unlike the move command, this command cannot be used to rename subdirectories, or rename files across drives.   SYNTAX: ren filename newname     A more useful …

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scandisk

Disk diagnostic utility   SYNTAX: scandisk driveletter     Scandisk is a replacement for the chkdsk utility. Its primary advantages over chkdsk is that it is more reliable and has …

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sort

A filter to sort lines in the input data stream and send them to the output data stream.   SYNTAX: sort < inputfilename > outputfilename

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