Get Over 250 Windows Command References In One Place


250 Windows Command ReferencesThis is on the technical side of things, but if you're a Windows command line user, Microsoft has released a PDF file listing over 250 Windows Command References. All commands are listed alphabetically and include a detailed description of the command, command line arguments, and for some commands, which version of Windows the command applies to.

Not all commands work for every version of Windows, but command line users will find extended information on favorite commands and no doubt pick up some new ones.
The file is free to download, easy to use, and runs to 948 pages. The amount of pages is because syntax, parameters, remarks, and examples are included for each command reference.

Download Windows Commands Reference from Microsoft

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The link in this article is to a pdf file heavily oriented towards Windows Server, but which includes Win 10 and Win 8.1. There's a chm file at that includes Win 7 commands, but is still Server oriented and does not have the later desktop versions.
Edit: I can't get the chm to show any actual content, just the TOC and index. YMMV

Thanks for the resource. I'm able to read the chm file, if you're using Windows 8.1 you can read chm files by downloading and installing this Microsoft update:

For Windows 7, 8, Vista, and Server 2008 the updates that let you read chm files are here:

But before you run any updates right click on the file, choose Properties, and make sure it's unblocked. They seem to be blocked by default. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


I am on Win 7. I used the Properties to Unblock the file. I was previously able to open it and see the TOC and index, but no content in the right panel. After Unblocking, I can see the right panel as well. That's really strange. You'd think that either it could be opened completely or not at all, as opposed to partially! Thanks!

You're quite welcome, glad to be of help. I'm glad you were able to see it after unblocking the file. I don't understand being able to view only certain parts of the file either. I'm sure someone knows, but I don't.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Interesting that the plain 'net' command is not listed. I wonder why.

Interesting. No idea. Wonder if Microsoft knows about it.