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Welcome to the FreeDOS Help (hhstndrd 1.1.0 en)

Click here to read FreeDOS for Newbies01 or Newbies02.

For information on using Help click on Help on Help.
with the mouse.
For basic information about FreeDOS click here.
With the following commands you get help while using FreeDOS:

  amb            ambhelp        apropos        fasthelp       fdhelp
  fsuite04       help           htmlhelp       whatis

These apps, external commands and drivers require an

existing file in order to work:

  amb            ambhelp        ambpack        append         apropos
  assign        (atapicdd.sys)  attrib        (backup)        callver        cc    cdrcache.sys
  chkdsk         choice        [command.com]   comp           country.sys
  cpidos         ctmouse       [debug]         defrag         deltree
  diskcomp       diskcopy       display        dosfsck
  doslfn         dosshell       edit           edlin         (emm386)
  exe2bin        fasthelp       fc             fdapm          fdhelp
  fdimples       fdinst         fdisk          fdnpkg         fdshell         fdshield
 (fdxms.sys)    (fdxms286.sys)  find           format        [freecom]
  fsuite04      (gcdrom.sys)   (graftabl)      graphics
  help          (himem)         himemx        [hiram]
  htmlhelp      [imgedit]       jemm386        jemmex        (join)
 [kernel.sys]   [kernel-devel]  keyb
  kpdos          label          lbacache            
 [lptdrv]        mem            mirror         mkeyb         [mode]
  more           move           mscdex         nansi         [nlsfunc]
  pdtree        [pgme]          print         
  rdisk          rdiskon        recover        replace       (restore)  (scandisk)
 (setver)        share         shsucdx         shsufdrv       shsurdrv
  sort          [spool]         srdisk        (subst)
  swsubst        sys            tdsk           tickle         tree
  udvd2.sys      uhdd.sys       uide.sys       undelete       unformat
  utf8tocp      [usbdos]        whatis         xcopy          xkeyb 
  xdvd2.sys      xhdd.sys       xmgr.sys

The following commands are [internal to command.com] and need no other file

in order to work:

  ?(question)    alias          beep           break          call
  cd             cdd            chcp           chdir          cls
  copy           ctty           date           del            dir
 (doskey)        dirs           echo           environment    erase          exit
  history        lh             loadfix        loadhigh       md
  mkdir          path           pause          popd
  pushd          rd             rem            ren
  rmdir          set            shift          time
  type           ver            verify         vol
  Command.COM / FreeCOM appendix

These are the config.sys/fdconfig.sys commands:

  ;(semicolon)   !(exclamation) ?(question)    F5 button      F8 button
  break          buffers        buffershigh    country        device
  devicehigh     dos            dosdata        echo           eecho
  fcbs           files          fileshigh      idlehalt       install
  installhigh    keybuf         lastdrive      lastdrivehigh  menu
  menucolor      menudefault    numlock        rem            screen
  set            shell          shellhigh      stacks         stackshigh
  switchar       switches       version

These are the batch file commands (e.g. autoexec.bat/fdauto.bat):

  @(at)          alias          beep           call           choice
  cls            echo           errorlevel     for            goto
  if             lh             loadhigh       path           pause
  prompt         rem            set            shift

The following [UNIX-like tools] which require an existing file in

order to work are related to FreeDOS but not a part of the basic


  cal           [du]           [gnu_bc]       [gnu_grep]     [gnu_sed]
 [head]         [less]         [md5sum]       [minibox]      [nro]
 [sleep]        [tee]          [touch]        [trch]         [uptime]
 [which]        [xgrep]

The following [Utilities, Apps, Archivers and some Editors] which require an existing file

in order to work are related to FreeDOS but not a part of the basic distribution:

 [7zdec]        [7zip]         [aefdisk]      [ansimat]      [arj]
 [b64]          [blocek]       [bmp2png]      [bootfix]      [bsum]
 [bzip2]        [cabextract]   [callver]      [cdrom2ui]     [clamav]
 [compute]      [cpied]        [cwsdpmi]      [daa2iso]      [devload]
 [dialog]       [dog]          [dos/32a]            [dn2]          [dosutil]      [dz]           [dzemm]        [edict]
 [fdbanner]     [fdimples]     [fdiscources]  [fdnpkg]       [fdpkg]
 [fdrc]         [fdshell]      [fdshield]     [fdtui]        [finddisk]
 [flashrom]     [foxcalc]      [foxtype]      [FDpassword]   [freemacs]
 [gifsicle]     [GNU CHCP]     [gzip]         [hexcomp]      [HIP]
 [imgedit]      [lfndos]       [lfnfor]       [listpci]      [listvesa]     [localcfg]     [localize]
 [locate]       [lpq1]         [lzip]         [lzma]         [lzop]
 [memteste]     [ntfs]    [ospedit]      [osp_di]       [packages]     [package tools
 [password]     [PasswordBox]   pcisleep      [pager]
 [pgme]         [pkgtools]     [pngcrush]     [ranishpm]     [raread]
 [rawrite]      [rcal]          rdisk         [runtime]      [search]     [shareext]
 [setlock]      [slicer]       [slowdown]     [sqlite]       [stamp]
 [switchar]     [syslnx]       [tar]          [testdisk]
 [topspin]      [tp7/p5]       [unrtf]        [unzip]        [utf8tocp]
 [v8power]      [wcd]          [wde]          [whichfat]     [whiptail]
 [xdel]         [xfdisk]       [zdir]         [zerofill]     [zip]

The following [Sound Tools] which require an existing file in order to work

are related to FreeDOS but not a part of the basic distribution:

 [adplay]       [bladeenc]     [cdp]          [dosmid]       [lame]
 [mplayer]      [opencp]


  The display code page information pack, cpidos.
  The keyboard layout pack, kpdos.
  The autoexec.bat/fdauto.bat file and the config.sys/fdconfig.sys file.
  How to use the [mouse] in the help.
  How to use the [keyboard] in the help.
  Understanding the Help Topic ["Syntax"].
  [Other ways of getting help].
  [Authoring resources].

The following articles describe Networking under FreeDOS:

  Quick Networking HowTo
  History of DOS networking
  DOS networking today:
    * Novell Netware  * MS Client  * TCP/IP applications  * Others
  Installation of packet drivers or other compatbile drivers:
    * Packet drivers installation  * ODI driver installation
    * NDIS driver installation
  Loading the TCP/IP Kernel (Stack):
    * WatTCP  * NTCPDRV  * mTCP  * Other TCP/IP Kernels

 [Arachne]      [Crynwr]       [cURL]         [Dillo]        [dwol]
 [e1000pkt]     [e100pkt]      [etherdfs]     [ethtools]     [FDNet]
 [Gopherus]     [htget]        [Links]        [LSppp]        [Lynx]
 [m2wat]        [mskermit]     [mTCP]         [NewSNUZ]      [ntool]
 [picoSNTP]     [picoTCP]      [ping]         [rsync]        [ssh2dos]
 [sshdos]       [terminal]     [vmsmount]     [VNC Viewer]   [wattcp]

Principal author: Robert Platt.
Last modified in 2023 by W. Spiegl.

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