#1 30 Dec 2014 23:58

New Member
From: CzechLands
Registered: 29 Dec 2014
Posts: 4

A little suggestion to improve (utterly perfect) http://ss64.com/nt/

Useful commands are missing at all:
TZUTIL = Windows Time Zone Utility.
W32TM  = The preferred command-line tool for configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting the Windows Time service.

(BREAK On the Windows platform: if Command Extensions are enabled, then the BREAK command will enter a hard coded breakpoint if being debugged by a debugger.)

Missing in the "Index" (An A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command line) only:
CHCP = Displays or sets the active code page number.

Although some synonyms (e.g. ERASE and DEL) are listed in "Index", other synonyms are missing there (cosmetic bug only): CHDIR  = CD, MKDIR  = MD, RENAME = REN, RMDIR  = RD synonyms

Although referred in An A-Z Index of Windows VBScript commands, in fact those are not VBScript commands but Windows Script Host executables enabling to run scripts from the command prompt, i.e. virtually cmd commands:
Cscript.exe = provides command-line switches for setting script properties and sends its output to the command window.
Wscript.exe = provides a Windows-based dialog box for setting script properties and generates windowed output.

Out of curiosity:
DISKCOMP Compares the contents of two floppy disks.
DISKCOPY Copies the contents of one floppy disk to another.

Out of curiosity as well: although Command-Line Reference at technet.microsoft.com says that applies to Windows 8, those are missing there in Win8:
APPEND Allows programs to open data files in specified directories as if they were in the current directory.
GRAFTABL Enables Windows to display an extended character set in graphics mode.


#2 31 Dec 2014 09:09

From: Bulgaria
Registered: 03 Dec 2009
Posts: 446

Re: A little suggestion to improve (utterly perfect) http://ss64.com/nt/

Diskcopy  and diskcomp have their own pages but they are missing from the list ,though nobody have floppy devices anymore and don't miss them at all :-)

Graftabl is avaialble only on 32bit systems (including windows 7 and 8)...

APPEND is also available only on 32bit machines , but does not work on moderns systems. It was used to edit DPATH variable back in windows nt (or may be 95/98 ?).DPATH on other hand works (internal command) but it help message points to DPATH (and the help message is useless) ... DPATH is covered in PATH page (though this feature is still not mentioned - http://ss64.org/viewtopic.php?id=1876 )   Here Carlos' found how TYPE and DPATH are connected - http://ss64.org/viewtopic.php?id=1875 .

BREAK , DPATH (and also KEYS) were discussed here - http://ss64.org/viewtopic.php?id=1558  . All the three commands are mentioned here http://ss64.com/nt/syntax-variables.html  and here http://ss64.com/nt/syntax-internal.html

WScript and Cscript for sure deserves their own pages (may be also MSHTA which allows you to run jscript and vbscript code when WSH is disabled , and  allows you to create UI components called from command prompt) , but probably will lead to need of Jscript documentation which is a lot of work smile  .

Last edited by npocmaka (31 Dec 2014 09:26)


#3 03 Jan 2015 14:45

Simon Sheppard
Super Administrator
Registered: 27 Aug 2005
Posts: 1,099

Re: A little suggestion to improve (utterly perfect) http://ss64.com/nt/

npocmaka has covered most of this, I will look at adding TZUTIL and W32TM

I can see the logic behind adding WScript and Cscript the problem is you can then argue it should also include Powershell.exe , sqlservr.exe etc I think its more logical to keep all the VBScript related things separate, so the people who don't like or need that language for whatever reason can just ignore the VB section completely.


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