cmd tracking/logs

July 9, 2009 at 02:54:20
Specs: Windows XP
Is there a way to find out what cmd commands have been entered on a pc?

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July 9, 2009 at 06:20:49
Many, not all, available commands can be listed by typing help in the Command Prompt.

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July 9, 2009 at 06:41:37
If you are asking for a historical list of commands that users have entered on the PC via the command prompt, you are out of luck. DOS was never trained to remember the commands typed in by users.


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July 9, 2009 at 06:45:09
installed or executed? c:\>help oly provides the list of commands already installed on a loca machine.

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July 9, 2009 at 15:31:48
Doskey /History will list the commands entered but only for the Current Session.

Function keys are helpful but again only in the current session:

F1 retypes the previous command one character at a time
F2 brings up a dialog and asks "Enter the char to copy up to:"
F3 retypes the last command in full
F4 brings up a dialog and asks "Enter char to delete up to:"
F5 as for F3
F6 Print EOF character (Ctrl+Z)
F7 brings up a dialog of all the recent command history with each line numbered (for use prior to F9)
F8 brings up each of the most recent commands, one at a time
F9 brings up a dialog and asks "Enter command number:"

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July 10, 2009 at 00:59:19
Many thanks all,

It looks like doskey is the closest thing that i am looking for but was hoping that i would be able to check past history. still at least i will be able to set something up that will record history going forward. once again many thanks all :)

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