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ECHO

ECHO

Display messages on screen, turn command-echoing on or off.

 
ENDLOCAL

 

ENDLOCAL

End localisation of environment changes in a batch file. Pass variables from one batch file to another.

 
ERASE

DEL

Delete one or more files.

 
EVENTCREATE

EVENTCREATE

Add a message to the Windows event log, requires administrator rights.

 
EXIT

EXIT

Quit the current batch script, quit the current subroutine or quit the command processor (CMD.EXE) optionally setting an errorlevel code.

 
EXPAND

EXPAND

Uncompress one or more compressed .CAB cabinet files.

 
EXPLORER

Explorer.exe

Command-line switches that you can use to open the GUI Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe).

 
 
EXTRACT

EXTRACT.exe / Extrac32.exe

Uncompress one or more compressed .CAB cabinet files.