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 doskey.exe - Utilities - Vista

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doskey.exe is a part of Windows Vista.

Relate to: System utility, Console, Programming

Default location: %WinDir%\System32\doskey.exe

Useful information about: doskey.exe

Description: Keyboard History Utility

Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)

Size: 15360 (15K)

MD5: 3D29C06DC4A59E7CC0175E9BAA603795

Doskey.exe edits command lines, recalls Windows commands, and creates macros.


DOSKEY [/REINSTALL] [/LISTSIZE=size] [/MACROS[: ALL | :exename]]



/REINSTALL Installs a new copy of Doskey.

/LISTSIZE=size Sets size of command history buffer.

/MACROS Displays all Doskey macros.

/MACROS: ALL Displays all Doskey macros for all executables which have

Doskey macros.

/MACROS: exename Displays all Doskey macros for the given executable.

/HISTORY Displays all commands stored in memory.

/INSERT Specifies that new text you type is inserted in old text.

/OVERSTRIKE Specifies that new text overwrites old text.

/EXENAME=exename Specifies the executable.

/MACROFILE=filename Specifies a file of macros to install.

macroname Specifies a name for a macro you create.

text Specifies commands you want to record.

UP and DOWN ARROWS recall commands; ESC clears command line; F7 displays

command history; ALT+F7 clears command history; F8 searches command

history; F9 selects a command by number; ALT+F10 clears macro definitions.

The following are some special codes in Doskey macro definitions:

$T Command separator. Allows multiple commands in a macro.

$1-$9 Batch parameters. Equivalent to %1-%9 in batch programs.

$* Symbol replaced by everything following macro name on command line.

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