MS-DOS Tutorial

Learn how to open and use the MS-DOS command prompt window.

MS-DOS Command Prompt

To learn how to use a MS-DOS command window, start here:

  1. How to Open a MS-DOS Command Window
  2. How to change directory (cd)
  3. How to list directory files (dir)
  4. List of MS-DOS Commands

These are some of the more popular MS-DOS commands:

  • cd : Change directory or display current directory path.
  • cls : Clear the window.
  • dir : Display list of contents of current directory.
  • help : Display list of commands or help about a command.
  • notepad : Run the Windows Notepad text editor.
  • Click here for more commands ...

See also: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Windows Server Administration

Here are a few books to help you with administration of a Windows Server.

Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant, 2nd Edition   Windows Command-Line
Administrator's Pocket Consultant

Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant, 2nd Edition

Teaches how to use the Windows command-line tools to manage multiple clients and servers. Examples of how to run, use, schedule, and script Windows commands, support tools, and Resource Kit tools.

For the old version of this tutorial, click here.