Computing »

DOS Commands Abbreviations

Browse 101 acronyms and abbreviations related to the DOS Commands terminology and jargon.

Font size:
%%identifies the variable in a Batch file FOR - %%A - IN ( [X] [Y] [Z] ) - DO loopRate it:
%0a Batch command that replaces %0 with its own filenameRate it:
%1first replaceable argument in a Batch file beyond %0Rate it:
*Wild Card in SearchesRate it:
?Place holder for a single unknown character in searchesRate it:
@ECHO OFF Batch file commandRate it:
ACMEAcme (computer virus), a computer virus which infects Microsoft DOS EXE filesRate it:
APPENDApplication File search pathRate it:
ASSIGNASSIGN or Re-assign the specified driveRate it:
BACKUPBack-up filesRate it:
BEBus EditRate it:
BREAK[ON/OFF] watch for a break in execution, or notRate it:
CALCCALCulatorRate it:
CALLInvoke a Batch file as a subroutineRate it:
CDChange DirectoryRate it:
CHCPCHange Code PageRate it:
CHDIRChange DirectoryRate it:
CHKDSKCheck DiskRate it:
CLSCLear the ScreenRate it:
CMDCommandRate it:
CMDCommand PromptRate it:
COLORChange the color of the DOS environmentRate it:
COMMANDa Batch command (under DOS 2.0)Rate it:
COMPCOMPare FilesRate it:

Know a good shorthand in the DOS Commands jargon that we miss? Don't keep it to yourself!


Use the citation options below to add these abbreviations to your bibliography.

必威官网 Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"DOS Commands." STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 15 Sep. 2019. <>.