Above all, creates macros known from other operating systems as aliases. Moreover, provides functions related to command history, and enhanced command-line editing. Macros are an alternative to very short batch scripts.
doskey da=dir /s /b
Creates a single macro called
doskey np=notepad $1
Creates a single macro that passes its first argument to notepad.
Loads macro definitions from a file.
Lists all defined macros with their definitions.
doskey /macros | find "da"
Lists all macro definitions that contain
daas a sub-string; see also FIND.
Command history-related examples:
Lists the complete command history.
doskey /history | find "dir"
Lists each line of command history that contains
diras a sub-string
Sets the size of command history to 100.
$ doskey /? Edits command lines, recalls Windows commands, and creates macros. DOSKEY [/REINSTALL] [/LISTSIZE=size] [/MACROS[:ALL | :exename]] [/HISTORY] [/INSERT | /OVERSTRIKE] [/EXENAME=exename] [/MACROFILE=filename] [macroname=[text]] /REINSTALL Installs a new copy of Doskey. /LISTSIZE=size Sets size of command history buffer. /MACROS Displays all Doskey macros. /MACROS:ALL Displays all Doskey macros for all executables which have Doskey macros. /MACROS:exename Displays all Doskey macros for the given executable. /HISTORY Displays all commands stored in memory. /INSERT Specifies that new text you type is inserted in old text. /OVERSTRIKE Specifies that new text overwrites old text. /EXENAME=exename Specifies the executable. /MACROFILE=filename Specifies a file of macros to install. macroname Specifies a name for a macro you create. text Specifies commands you want to record. UP and DOWN ARROWS recall commands; ESC clears command line; F7 displays command history; ALT+F7 clears command history; F8 searches command history; F9 selects a command by number; ALT+F10 clears macro definitions. The following are some special codes in Doskey macro definitions: $T Command separator. Allows multiple commands in a macro. $1-$9 Batch parameters. Equivalent to %1-%9 in batch programs. $* Symbol replaced by everything following macro name on command line.