MS-DOS 5.0 Internal and External Commands

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The following is a list of MS-DOS version 5.0 internal and external commands. The internal commands reside in COMMAND.COM, which loads into memory when the computer system is started; these commands do not reside on disk. The external commands are files that do reside on disk and have an extension of .COM, .EXE, or .BAT. Both command types are executed from the MS-DOS prompt.

Internal Commands

   BREAK
   CALL
   CHCP
   CHDIR(CD)
   CLS
   COPY
   CTTY
   DATE
   DEL(ERASE)
   DIR
   ECHO
   EXIT
   FOR
   GOTO
   IF
   MKDIR(MD)
   PATH
   PAUSE
   PROMPT
   REM
   RENAME(REN)
   RMDIR(RD)
   SET
   SHIFT
   TIME
   TYPE
   VER
   VERIFY
   VOL
				

External Commands

   APPEND.EXE
   ASSIGN.COM
   ATTRIB.EXE
   BACKUP.EXE
   CHKDSK.EXE
   COMMAND.COM
   COMP.EXE
   DEBUG.EXE
   DISKCOMP.COM
   DISKCOPY.COM
   DOSKEY.COM
   DOSSHELL.COM
   EDIT.COM
   EDLIN.EXE
   EMM386.EXE
   EXE2BIN.EXE
   EXPAND.EXE
   FASTOPEN.EXE
   FC.EXE
   FDISK.EXE
   FORMAT.COM
   GRAFTABLE.COM
   GRAPHICS.COM
   HELP.EXE
   JOIN.EXE
   KEYB.COM
   LABEL.EXE
   MEM.EXE
   MIRROR.COM
   MODE.COM
   MORE.COM
   NLSFUNC.EXE
   PRINT.EXE
   QBASIC.EXE
   RECOVER.EXE
   REPLACE.EXE
   RESTORE.EXE
   SETVER.EXE
   SHARE.EXE
   SORT.EXE
   SUBST.EXE
   SYS.COM
   TREE.COM
   UNDELETE.EXE
   UNFORMAT.COM
   XCOPY.EXE
				
More information on this topic can be found in the version 5.0 "Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide and Reference," page 358.

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Article ID: 71986 - Last Review: December 3, 1999 - Revision: 1.0
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  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 Standard Edition
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