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Print files list using DOS

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Printing files list(in a directory) using DOS


Sometimes we want to print the list of files in a directory. Example: Print the songs list in a CD/DVD.

In DOS, using DIR command(with additional parameters), we can achieve this thing.


To print the files list:
dir /b > prn

To save the list as a file:
dir /b > filename.txt

dir - Command
/b - Parameter. For bare format (Displays only file names. No heading information or summary).


Now I'm executing this command in C Drive (on my system):
C:\> dir /b > CDriveFiles.txt

Now open the file CDriveFiles.txt to view the contents:
Documents and Settings
Program Files

Using other parameters of DIR command, you can change the output.

Further Reading

DOS Command: DIR[^]


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IMO down voting should be used when something it wrong or can be done better, not just because it is common knowledge - how does stuff that is common knowledge get onto the interweb in the first place, if people don't write tips and articles in the first place?

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