Command Prompt: Windows 8 Commands

windows-8-command-prompt_thumbThe Command Prompt available in Windows 8 contains around 230 commands. The commands available in Windows 8 are used for a various purposes, including diagnosing and correcting certain Windows problems, automating tasks, and much more.Note: A number of Windows 8 Command Prompt commands are very similar to MS-DOS commands. However, the Command Prompt in Windows 8 is not MS-DOS so the commands are not correctly referred to as MS-DOS commands.

The list of commands

Append

The append command can be used by programs to open files in another directory as if they were located in the current directory.

The append command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8.

Arp

The arp command is used to display or change entries in the ARP cache.

Assoc

The assoc command is used to display or change the file type associated with a particular file extension.

At

The at command is used to schedule commands and other programs to run at a specific date and time.

Attrib

The attrib command is used to change the attributes of a single file or a directory.

Auditpol

The auditpol command is used to display or change audit policies.

Bcdboot

The bcdboot command is used to copy boot files to the system partition and to create a new system BCD store.

Bcdedit

The bcdedit command is used to view or make changes to Boot Configuration Data.

Bdehdcfg

The bdehdcfg command is used to prepare a hard drive for BitLocker Drive Encryption.

Bitsadmin

The bitsadmin command is used to create, manage, and monitor download and upload jobs.

While the bitsadmin command is available in Windows 8, you should know that it is being phased out. The BITS PowerShell cmdlets should be used instead.

Source: Microsoft.com

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