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    Hello All,

    In this Blog, I going to explain A-Z list of Windows Command Line Interface (CMD) used in day to day life of windows user. When you have problem in CMD , you can refer to this blog.


    ADDUSERS  Add or list users to/from a CSV file
    ADmodcmd Active Directory Bulk Modify
    ARP Address Resolution Protocol
    ASSOC Change file extension associations
    ASSOCIAT One step file association
    AT Schedule a command to run at a specific time
    ATTRIB Change file attributes


    BCDBOOT Create or repair a system partition
    BCDEDIT Manage Boot Configuration Data
    BITSADMIN Background Intelligent Transfer Service
    BOOTCFG Edit Windows boot settings
    BROWSTAT Get domain, browser and PDC info


    CACLS Change file permissions
    CALL Call one batch program from another
    CERTREQ Request certificate from a certification authority
    CERTUTIL Utility for certification authority (CA) files and services
    CD Change Directory - move to a specific Folder
    CHANGE Change Terminal Server Session properties
    CHKDSK Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
    CHKNTFS Check the NTFS file system
    CHOICE Accept keyboard input to a batch file
    CIPHER Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
    CleanMgr Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin
    CLIP Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard
    CLS Clear the screen
    CMD Start a new CMD shell
    CMDKEY Manage stored usernames/passwords
    COLOR Change colors of the CMD window
    COMP Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
    COMPACT Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition
    COMPRESS Compress one or more files
    CONVERT Convert a FAT drive to NTFS
    COPY Copy one or more files to another location
    Coreinfo Show the mapping between logical & physical processors
    CSCcmd Client-side caching (Offline Files)
    CSVDE Import or Export Active Directory data


    DATE Display or set the date
    DEFRAG Defragment hard drive
    DEL Delete one or more files
    DELPROF Delete user profiles
    DELTREE Delete a folder and all subfolders
    DevCon Device Manager Command Line Utility
    DIR Display a list of files and folders
    DIRQUOTA File Server Resource Manager Disk quotas
    DIRUSE Display disk usage
    DISKPART Disk Administration
    DISKSHADOW Volume Shadow Copy Service
    DISKUSE Show the space used in folders
    DOSKEY Edit command line, recall commands, and create macros
    DriverQuery Display installed device drivers
    DSACLs Active Directory ACLs
    DSAdd Add items to active directory (user group computer)
    DSGet View items in active directory (user group computer)
    DSQuery Search for items in active directory (user group computer)
    DSMod Modify items in active directory (user group computer)
    DSMove Move an Active directory Object
    DSRM Remove items from Active Directory


    ECHO Display message on screen
    ENDLOCAL End localisation of environment changes in a batch file
    ERASE Delete one or more files
    EVENTCREATE Add a message to the Windows event log
    EXIT Quit the current script/routine and set an errorlevel
    EXPAND Uncompress CAB files
    EXTRACT Uncompress CAB files


    FC Compare two files
    FIND Search for a text string in a file
    FINDSTR Search for strings in files
    FOR /F Loop command: against a set of files
    FOR /F Loop command: against the results of another command
    FOR Loop command: all options Files, Directory, List
    FORFILES Batch process multiple files
    FORMAT Format a disk
    FREEDISK Check free disk space
    FSUTIL File and Volume utilities
    FTP File Transfer Protocol
    FTYPE File extension file type associations


    GETMAC Display the Media Access Control (MAC) address
    GOTO Direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line
    GPRESULT Display Resultant Set of Policy information
    GPUPDATE Update Group Policy settings

    HELP Online Help
    HOSTNAME Display the host name of the computer


    iCACLS Change file and folder permissions
    IEXPRESS Create a self extracting ZIP file archive
    IF Conditionally perform a command
    IFMEMBER Is the current user a member of a group
    IPCONFIG Configure IP
    INUSE Replace files that are in use by the OS


    LABEL Edit a disk label
    LODCTR Load PerfMon performance counters
    LOGMAN Manage Performance Monitor logs
    LOGOFF Log a user off
    LOGTIME Log the date and time in a file


    MAKECAB Create .CAB files
    MAPISEND Send email from the command line
    MBSAcli Baseline Security Analyzer
    MEM Display memory usage
    MD Create new folders
    MKLINK Create a symbolic link (linkd)
    MODE Configure a system device COM/LPT/CON
    MORE Display output, one screen at a time
    MOUNTVOL Manage a volume mount point
    MOVE Move files from one folder to another
    MOVEUSER Move a user from one domain to another
    MSG Send a message
    MSIEXEC Microsoft Windows Installer
    MSINFO32 System Information
    MSTSC Terminal Server Connection (Remote Desktop Protocol)


    NET Manage network resources
    NETDOM Domain Manager
    NETSH Configure Network Interfaces, Windows Firewall & Remote access
    NBTSTAT Display networking statistics (NetBIOS over TCP/IP)
    NETSTAT Display networking statistics (TCP/IP)
    NLSINFO Display locale information (reskit).
    NLTEST Network Location Test (AD)
    NOW Display the current Date and Time
    NSLOOKUP Name server lookup
    NTBACKUP Backup folders to tape
    NTDSUtil Active Directory Domain Services management
    NTRIGHTS Edit user account rights
    NVSPBIND Modify network bindings


    OPENFILES Query or display open files


    PATH Display or set a search path for executable files
    PATHPING Trace route plus network latency and packet loss
    PAUSE Suspend processing of a batch file and display a message
    PERMS Show permissions for a user
    PERFMON Performance Monitor
    PING Test a network connection
    POPD Return to a previous directory saved by PUSHD
    PORTQRY Display the status of ports and services
    POWERCFG Configure power settings
    PRINT Print a text file
    PRINTBRM Print queue Backup/Recovery
    PRNCNFG Configure or rename a printer
    PRNMNGR Add, delete, list printers and printer connections
    ProcDump Monitor an application for CPU spikes
    PROMPT Change the command prompt
    PsExec Execute process remotely
    PsFile Show files opened remotely
    PsGetSid Display the SID of a computer or a user
    PsInfo List information about a system
    PsKill Kill processes by name or process ID
    PsList List detailed information about processes
    PsLoggedOn Who's logged on (locally or via resource sharing)
    PsLogList Event log records
    PsPasswd Change account password
    PsPing Measure network performance
    PsService View and control services
    PsShutdown Shutdown or reboot a computer
    PsSuspend Suspend processes
    PUSHD Save and then change the current directory


    QGREP Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern
    Query Process / QPROCESS Display processes
    Query Session / QWinsta Display all sessions (TS/Remote Desktop)
    Query TermServer /QAppSrv List all servers (TS/Remote Desktop)
    Query User / QUSER Display user sessions (TS/Remote Desktop)


    RASDIAL Manage RAS connections
    RASPHONE Manage RAS connections
    RECOVER Recover a damaged file from a defective disk
    REG Registry: Read, Set, Export, Delete keys and values
    REGEDIT Import or export registry settings
    REGSVR32 Register or unregister a DLL
    REGINI Change Registry Permissions
    REM Record comments (remarks) in a batch file
    REN Rename a file or files
    REPLACE Replace or update one file with another
    Reset Session Delete a Remote Desktop Session
    RD Delete folder(s)
    RMTSHARE Share a folder or a printer
    ROBOCOPY Robust File and Folder Copy
    ROUTE Manipulate network routing tables
    RUN Start | RUN commands
    RUNAS Execute a program under a different user account
    RUNDLL32 Run a DLL command (add/remove print connections)


    SC Service Control
    SCHTASKS Schedule a command to run at a specific time
    SET Display, set, or remove session environment variables
    SETLOCAL Control the visibility of environment variables
    SetSPN Edit Service Principal Names
    SETX Set environment variables
    SFC System File Checker
    SHARE List or edit a file share or print share
    ShellRunAs Run a command under a different user account
    SHIFT Shift the position of batch file parameters
    SHORTCUT Create a windows shortcut (.LNK file)
    SHUTDOWN Shutdown the computer
    SLEEP Wait for x seconds
    SLMGR Software Licensing Management (Vista/2008)
    SORT Sort input
    START Start a program, command or batch file
    STRINGS Search for ANSI and UNICODE strings in binary files
    SUBINACL Edit file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain
    SUBST Associate a path with a drive letter
    SYSMON Monitor and log system activity to the Windows event log
    SYSTEMINFO List system configuration


    TAKEOWN Take ownership of a file
    TASKLIST List running applications and services
    TASKKILL End a running process
    TELNET Communicate with another host using the TELNET protocol
    TIME Display or set the system time
    TIMEOUT Delay processing of a batch file
    TITLE Set the window title for a CMD.EXE session
    TLIST Task list with full path
    TOUCH Change file timestamps
    TRACERT Trace route to a remote host
    TREE Graphical display of folder structure
    TSDISCON Disconnect a Remote Desktop Session
    TSKILL End a running process
    TSSHUTDN Remotely shut down or reboot a terminal server
    TYPE Display the contents of a text file
    TypePerf Write performance data to a log file
    TZUTIL Time Zone Utility


    VER Display version information
    VERIFY Verify that files have been saved
    VOL Display a disk label


    W32TM Time Service
    WAITFOR Wait for or send a signal
    WEVTUTIL Clear event logs, enable/disable/query logs
    WHERE Locate and display files in a directory tree
    WHOAMI Output the current UserName and domain
    WINDIFF Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
    WINRM Windows Remote Management
    WINRS Windows Remote Shell
    WMIC WMI Commands
    WUAUCLT Windows Update


    XCACLS Change file and folder permissions
    XCOPY Copy files and folders

    Source(CMD List)

    Hope this list is useful for you in future. You can also try this command on your Window CLI and If you have any query regarding this, feel free to post at Windows Query 

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