windows xp command line

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by meancode, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. meancode

    meancode Guest

    hey all,

    im new to windows, why the hell isnt the windows xp command line anything similar to the CLI of any number of *inix distros. so could someone please point me to a reference to the windows xp CLI? thanks. for instance what is the equivelent of ls -al? thanks
  2. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    well to answer your first question the reason it not like any of the *inix distros is that its not a *inix distro. XP is not based on unix.
    this command will open a command line reference help window
    just cut and paste it into the run dialog

    hh.exe /ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm