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What is the syntax of command for viewing list of commands in command prompt?I have tried help command but it does not work.

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  • i would guess there are to many to list , this site in the [link](http://pcsupport.about.com/od/commandlinereference/tp/command-prompt-commands-p1.htm) says there are 280 of them ,and it would be a different number with each version of windows [another good site ](http://ss64.com/nt/) Read More

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    What operating system are you referring to? There are slight differences and the list of commands will also slightly vary. Read More

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    In Windows 7, open a command prompt, simply type 'help' and hit enter. This will provide you with a list of commands. Read More

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    hmm.. When you open a command prompt, try this... type 'set' hit enter. Scroll up if needed, look for the entry called "path". It should contain a listing of directory entries. You should have at least, c:\windows;c:\windows\system32; If you don't that would explain why you are getting the "not recognized" … Read More

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i would guess there are to many to list , this site in the link says there are 280 of them ,and it would be a different number with each version of windows
another good site

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What operating system are you referring to? There are slight differences and the list of commands will also slightly vary.

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I am using Windows 7. I visit that link but there is also 'help' command mentioned for that purpose. I have tried it but it does not work may be due to some syntax error.

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In Windows 7, open a command prompt, simply type 'help' and hit enter. This will provide you with a list of commands.

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I have tried it but it doesn't work and this message was displayed:
"'help' is not recognized as an internal or external help command, operable program or batch file"

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hmm..

When you open a command prompt, try this...

type 'set' hit enter. Scroll up if needed, look for the entry called "path". It should contain a listing of directory entries. You should have at least, c:\windows;c:\windows\system32;

If you don't that would explain why you are getting the "not recognized" message.

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I have tried it but I have same list of directory entries as you mentioned. I will try 'help' command in my university lab. Maybe it work.

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Thnx JorgeM and caperjack. The help command was not working on my PC but it worked on other one.

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