The echo command is used to show messages, most commonly from within script or batch files. The echo command can also be used to turn the echoing feature on or off.
The edit command starts the MS-DOS Editor tool which is used to create and modify text files.
The edit is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8.
The edlin command starts the Edlin tool which is used to create and modify text files from the command line.
The edlin command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8.
The endlocal command is used to end the localization of environment changes inside a batch or script file.
The erase command is used to delete one or more files. The erase command is the same as the del command.
The esentutl command is used to manage Extensible Storage Engine databases.
The eventcreate command is used to create a custom event in an event log.
The exe2bin command is used to convert a file of the EXE file type (executable file) to a binary file.
The exe2bin command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8.
The exit command is used to end the Command Prompt session that you’re currently working in.
The expand command is used to extract a single file or a group of files from a compressed file.
The extrac32 command is used to extract the files and folders contained in Microsoft Cabinet (CAB) files.
The extrac32 command is actually a CAB extraction program for use by Internet Explorer but can be used to extract any Microsoft Cabinet file. Use the expand command instead of the extrac32 command if possible.
The fastopen command is used to add a program’s hard drive location to a special list stored in memory, potentially improving the program’s launch time by removing the need for MS-DOS to locate the application on the drive.
The fastopen command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8. Fastopen only exists in 32-bit versions of Windows 8 to support older MS-DOS files.
The fc command is used to compare two individual or sets of files and then show the differences between them.
The find command is used to search for a specified text string in one or more files.
The findstr command is used to find text string patterns in one or more files.
The finger command is used to return information about one or more users on a remote computer that’s running the Finger service.
The fltmc command is used to load, unload, list, and otherwise manage Filter drivers.
The fondue command, short for Features on Demand User Experience Tool, is used to install any of the several optional Windows 8 features from the command line.
Optional Windows 8 features can also be installed from the Programs and Features applet in Control Panel.
The for command is used to run a specified command for each file in a set of files. The for command is most often used within a batch or script file.
The forfiles command selects one or more files to execute a specified command on. The forfiles command is most often used within a batch or script file.
The format command is used to format a drive in the file system that you specify.
Drive formatting is also available from Disk Management within Windows 8.
The fsutil command is used to perform various FAT and NTFS file system tasks like managing reparse points and sparse files, dismounting a volume, and extending a volume.
The ftp command can used to transfer files to and from another computer. The remote computer must be operating as an FTP server.
The ftype command is used to define a default program to open a specified file type.
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