An external command is a MS-DOS command that is not included in command.com. External commands are commonly external either because they require large requirements or are not commonly used commands. As can be seen in the picture to the right, each of the external commands are their own seperate files. However, the internal commands are all included in the command.com file.
Below are examples of MS-DOS and Windows command line external commands currently listed on Computer Hope.
Many of the external commands are located in the Windows\system32 or Winnt\system32 directories. If you need to locate the external file in order to delete it, rename it or replace it, you can also find the file through MS-DOS.
- MS-DOS and Windows command line help and support.
- How can I obtain the file for an external MS-DOS command?
Computer Hope cannot and will not provide any user with a downloadable version of any of the above files. If you're looking for a download, we suggest you look for alternative programs that perform the same function as the above commands.