Basic Commands


When using the path of a directory or filename in the Windows command-line, you should always surround the path with “quotation marks” if the path contains any spaces. (e.g. "C:\Program Files(x86)\")

  • cd [DIRECTORY]: Change to the specified directory.

  • dir [DIRECTORY]: List the contents of the specified directory. If no direcory is specified, list the contents of the current directory.

  • type [FILE PATH]: Print the contents of the specified file to the screen. (Similar to the cat command on Unix-like systems.)