Thursday, May 17, 2018

Windows command line reference available

In case you don't know, Windows does have a command line reference. Read to understand where to find it.
Microsoft published a Windows command line reference document that has 5 Mb and has 948 pages. Parameters are explained in detail in the doc and they are essentially the same information that you get when you run the command with the /? option on the command line.

There are also some examples for certain commands that you don't get with the /? option on the command line.

What I like in this format is that, by being a PDF document, I can search for commands or information quickly and you may get what you look for faster than searching online.

It's also a good doc to keep around when working offline.

Download

The document can be downloaded here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=56846