------------------------- MS-DOS v6.22: FASTHELP --------------------------
                               HELP Summary
    (See the <MS-DOS v6.22 Help: Command Reference> for detailed HELP)
<ANSI.SYS>          Defines functions that change display graphics, control
                    cursor movement, and reassign keys.

<APPEND.EXE>        Allows programs to open data files in specified
                    directories as if they were in the current directory.

<ATTRIB.EXE>        Displays or changes file attributes.

<Batch>             Commands specially designed for batch programs.

<BREAK>             Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.

<BUFFERS>           Allocates memory for a specified number of disk buffers
                    when your system starts.

<CALL>              Calls one batch program from another without causing
                    the first batch program to stop.

<CD>                Displays the name of or changes the current directory.

<CHCP>              Displays or sets the active code page number.

<CHDIR>             Displays the name of or changes the current directory.

<CHKDSK.EXE>        Checks a disk and displays a status report.

<CHKSTATE.SYS>      Used by the MemMaker memory-optimization program to
                    track the optimization process.

<CHOICE.COM>        Prompts the user to make a choice in a batch program.

<CLS>               Clears the screen.

<COMMAND.COM>       Starts a new instance of the MS-DOS command interpreter

<CONFIG.SYS>        Commands that can only be used in the CONFIG.SYS file.

<COPY>              Copies one or more files to another location.

<COUNTRY.SYS>       Configures MS-DOS to recognize one of the supported

<CTTY>              Changes the terminal device used to control your system

<DATE>              Displays or sets the date.

<DBLSPACE.EXE>      Creates and manages drives compressed by using

<DEBUG.EXE>         Starts Debug, a program testing and editing tool.

<DEFRAG.EXE>        Reorganizes the files on a disk to optimize the disk.

<DEL>               Deletes one or more files.

 DELOLDOS.EXE       Deletes the OLD_DOS.1 directory, the files it contains
                    and then itself.

<DELTREE.EXE>       Deletes a directory and all the files and
                    subdirectories in it.

<DEVICE Drivers>    Installable device drivers provided with MS-DOS.

<DEVICE>            Loads the device driver specified into memory.

<DEVICEHIGH>        Loads the device driver specified into upper memory.

<DIR>               Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a

<DISKCOMP.COM>      Compares the contents of two floppy disks.

<DISKCOPY.COM>      Copies the contents of one floppy disk to another.

<DISPLAY.SYS>       Enables display of international character sets on EGA,
                    VGA, and LCD monitors.

<DOS>               Specifies that MS-DOS should maintain a link to the
                    upper memory area, load part of itself into the high
                    memory area (HMA), or both.

<DOSKEY.COM>        Edits command lines, recalls MS-DOS commands, and
                    creates macros.

<DOSSHELL.COM>      Starts the MS-DOS Shell.

<DRIVER.SYS>        Creates a logical drive that you can use to refer to a
                    physical floppy disk drive.

<DRIVPARM>          Defines parameters for devices such as disk and tape
                    drives when you start MS-DOS.

<DRVSPACE.EXE>      Creates and manages compressed drives by using

<DrvSpace Tips>     Getting the most out of DRVSPACE.

<DRVSPACE.SYS>      Compresses hard disk drives or floppy disks, and
                    configures drives that were compressed by using

<ECHO>              Displays messages, or turns command echoing on or off.

<EDIT.COM>          Starts MS-DOS Editor, which creates and changes ASCII

<EGA.SYS>           Saves and restores the display when the MS-DOS Shell
                    Task Swapper is used with EGA monitors.

<EMM386>            Enables/disables EMM386 expanded memory support.

<EMM386.EXE>        Enables or disables EMM386 expanded-memory support on a
                    computer with an 80386 or higher processor.

<ERASE>             Deletes one or more files.

<EXIT>              Quits the COMMAND.COM program (command interpreter).

<EXPAND.EXE>        Decompresses one or more compressed files.

<FASTHELP.EXE>      Provides summary Help information for MS-DOS commands.

<FASTOPEN.EXE>      Decreases the amount of time needed to open frequently
                    used files and directories.

<FC.EXE>            Compares two files or sets of files, and displays the
                    differences between them.

<FCBS>              Specifies the number of file control blocks (FCBs)
                    that MS-DOS can have open at the same time.

<FDISK.EXE>         Configures a hard disk for use with MS-DOS.

<FILES>             Specifies the number of files that MS-DOS can access at
                    one time.

<FIND.EXE>          Searches for a text string in a file or files.

<FOR>               Runs a specified command for each file in a set of

<FORMAT.COM>        Formats a disk for use with MS-DOS.

<GOTO>              Directs MS-DOS to a line in a batch program that
                    is marked by a label you specify.

<GRAPHICS.COM>      Loads a program that can print graphics.

<HELP.COM>          Provides complete, interactive Help information for
                    MS-DOS commands.

<HIMEM.SYS>         Extended-memory manager.

<IF>                Performs conditional processing in batch programs.

<INCLUDE>           Includes the contents of one configuration block within

<INSTALL>           Loads a memory-resident program into memory when you
                    start MS-DOS.

<INTERLNK>          Connects two computers via parallel or serial ports.

<INTERLNK.EXE>      Redirects requests on the Interlnk server.

<International>     Commands used to change country-specific settings and
                    character sets (code pages).

<INTERSVR.EXE>      Starts the Interlnk server.

<KEYB.COM>          Configures a keyboard for a specific language.

<LABEL.EXE>         Creates, changes, or deletes the volume label of a disk

<LASTDRIVE>         Specifies the maximum number of drives you can access.

<LH>                Loads a program into the upper memory area.

<LOADFIX.COM>       Loads a program above the first 64K of memory, and runs the

<LOADHIGH>          Loads a program into the upper memory area.

<MD>                Creates a directory.

<MEM.EXE>           Displays the amount of used and free memory in your

<MEMMAKER.EXE>      Starts the Memmaker program, which optimizes your
                    computer's memory.

<MENUCOLOR>         Sets the text and background colors for the startup

<MENUDEFAULT>       Specifies the default menu item on the startup menu and
                    sets a timeout value if desired.

<MENUITEM>          Defines an item on the startup menu.

<MKDIR>             Creates a directory.

<MODE.COM>          List of tasks for which you can use the MODE command.

<MORE.COM>          Displays output one screen at a time.

<MOVE.EXE>          Moves one or more files. Also renames files and

<MSAV.EXE>          Scans your computer for known viruses.

<MSBACKUP.EXE>      Backs up or restores one or more files from one disk to

<MSCDEX.EXE>        Provides access to CD-ROM drives.

<MSD.EXE>           Provides detailed technical information about your

<Multi-Config>      Commands for Defining Multiple Configurations.

<NLSFUNC.EXE>       Loads country-specific information.

<NUMLOCK>           Specifies whether the NUM LOCK key is set to ON or OFF
                    when your computer starts.

<PATH>              Displays or sets a search path for executable files.

<PAUSE>             Suspends processing of a batch file and displays a

<POWER.EXE>         Turns power management on and off.

<POWER.EXE>         Reduces power consumption when applications and devices
                    are idle.

<PRINT.EXE>         Prints a text file while you are using other MS-DOS

<PROMPT>            Changes the MS-DOS command prompt.

<QBASIC.EXE>        Starts the MS-DOS QBasic programming environment.

<RAMDRIVE.SYS>      Uses part of your computer's random-access memory (RAM)
                    to simulate a hard disk drive.

<RD>                Removes a directory.

<REM>               Enables you to include comments in a batch file or in
                    your CONFIG.SYS file.

<REN>               Renames a file or files.

<RENAME>            Renames a file or files.

<REPLACE.EXE>       Replaces files.

<RESTORE.EXE>       Restores files that were backed up by using the BACKUP

<RMDIR>             Removes a directory.

<SCANDISK.EXE>      Checks a drive for errors and repairs any problems it

<SET>               Displays, sets, or removes MS-DOS environment variables

<SETVER.EXE>        Displays the version table.

<SETVER.EXE>        Display and modify the version number that MS-DOS
                    reports to a program.

<SHARE.EXE>         Installs file-sharing and locking capabilities on your
                    hard disk.

<SHELL>             Specifies the name and location of the command
                    interpreter you want MS-DOS to use.

<SHIFT>             Changes the position of replaceable parameters in a
                    batch program.

<SIZER.EXE>         Used by MemMaker to determine the size in memory of
                    device drivers and memory-resident programs.

<SMARTDRV.EXE>      Starts or configures SMARTDrive, which creates a disk
                    cache in extended memory.

<SMARTDRV.EXE>      Loads the SMARTDRV.EXE device driver to perform double

<SORT.EXE>          Sorts input.

<STACKS>            Supports the dynamic use of data stacks to handle
                    hardware interrupts.

<SUBMENU>           Defines an item on a startup menu that, when selected,
                    displays another set of choices.

<SUBST.EXE>         Associates a path with a drive letter.

<SWITCHES>          Specifies special options in MS-DOS.

<SYS.COM>           Copies MS-DOS system files and command interpreter to a
                    disk you specify.

<TIME>              Displays or sets the system time.

<TREE.EXE>          Graphically displays the directory structure of a drive
                    or path.

<TYPE>              Displays the contents of a text file.

<UNDELETE.EXE>      Restores files previously deleted with the DEL command.

<UNFORMAT.COM>      Restores a disk erased by the FORMAT command.

<VER>               Displays the MS-DOS version.

<VERIFY>            Directs MS-DOS to verify that your files are written
                    correctly to a disk.

<VOL>               Displays a disk volume label and serial number.

<VSAFE.COM>         Continuously monitors your computer for viruses.

<XCOPY.EXE>         Copies files (except hidden and system files) and
                    directory trees.

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