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Assorted NT/2000/XP/.. CMD.EXE Script Tricks
From the html version of the tscmd.zip 1cmdfaq.txt file
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This page is edited from the 1cmdfaq.txt faq-file contained in
command line interface (CLI) collection. That zipped file has much
additional material, including a number of detached .cmd script
files. It is recommended that you also get the zipped version as a
Please see "The Description and
the Index page
" for the conditions of usage and other such
91} How do I get command-line reference help?
Besides the obvious
or for individual commands e.g.
one can invoke the desktop version of the Command-line reference
For a single command one can use e.g. the following alternatives
HELP FINDSTR | MORE
For putting all the help into continuous text file use
@echo off & setlocal enableextensions
if exist help.txt del /p help.txt
for /f %%f in ('help') do (
>>help.txt help %%f
>>help.txt echo ----------------------------------------------------------
endlocal & goto :EOF
If you need install Microsoft Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 2000
and XP including Visual Basic Script Edition (VBScript.) you can
look "Script56.CHM" up at Google or start from
and then take up the search for "Microsoft Windows Script 5.6". When
you have it installed, the compiled HTML Help file can be called
e.g. with something like
hh "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Script\ScriptDocs\Script56.CHM"
A tip from Walter Briscoe:
hh -decompile . %SYSTEMROOT%\Help\ntcmds.chm
writes a huge amount
of .htm files in
the current directory.