Microsoft DOS assign command
Introduced with MS-DOS 2.0 and has been available up to 6.0 where it was removed because of concern with data issues. Was latter made available on the MS-DOS 6.0, 6.2, and 6.22 supplemental disks. The assign command redirects disk operation on one drive to a different drive.
Note: Any users using Windows 95 or above should not use this command and consider using the subst command as a substitute.
The assign command is an external command file named assign.com and is available in the below Microsoft operating systems as assign.com.
ASSIGN Source = Target /status
|ASSIGN||Assign with no switches cancels redirected drive assignments and sets them back to their original drives.|
|Source||Letters of source drives.|
|Target||Letters of target drives.|
|/status||Lists current drive assignments.|
Warning: Do not use a colon after a drive letter in versions before 5.0.
assign a: = b:
Assigns the A: drive as the B: drive.
assign a = b = c
Assigns A: as B: and B: as C:.