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DIR + Listing Files in a Directory

Lists files contained in a directory.


PC-DOS 2.0+ (revised from 1.1)

MS-DOS equivalent: DIR (2.0+)




DIR [d:][path][filename] [W]


[d:][path][filename] Specify the drive letter, path

name, or file name when you

wish to obtain a directory

listing of files that are not

in the current directory.

/P Tells DOS to pause when the

screen has been filled. To see

the next screen of file names,

press any key.

/W Displays a directory showing

only file names in a wide

format- -five names across

each line.

DIR is used to display the contents of a directory as well

as the file size in bytes, the date and time of last

modification, the number of bytes available on the disk, and any

subdirectories under the current directory.



displays the contents of the current working directory on drive



displays only those files in the current working directory of

drive C that have the .MAC extension.


If you have used the /V option with the FORMAT command, the

first line of the DIR listing will report the name of the disk

label. If you did not label your disk, this line reads

Volume in drive x has no label

This information is not provided in early versions of the DIR

command. The DIR command does not list hidden files that are

created by the FORMAT and the SYS commands. The CHKDSK command

lists these files. The /W and /P options affect only how the

files are displayed (wide or with pauses between screenfuls), not

the content of what is displayed on the screen.


[For related topics, press R]


ATTRIB Command

CHKDSK Command

COPY Command

DEL (DELETE) and ERASE Commands

FORMAT Command

PRINT Command

RENAME EN) Command


SHARE Command

SYS Command

TYPE Command

VERIFY Command

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