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Past events. A history feature in an application keeps track of user commands or retrieved items so that they can be quickly reused or reviewed. Web browsers maintain a list of downloaded pages in the current session so that they can be quickly retrieved. See Doskey.
An external DOS/Windows command that is used to display command history and create command macros (command shorthand).
DISPLAY COMMAND HISTORY
Run DOSkey with the number of commands to store, such as 200 in this example. Press F7 to display and Esc to close the history window.
doskey /listsize = 200
CREATE AND USE COMMAND MACROS
The following example copies all the files in the current folder to the \BACKUP folder:
macro doskey bk = copy *.* \backup
executes copy *.* \backup
To accept input, add "$1" as follows:
macro doskey bk = copy *.$1 \backup
enter bk gif
executes copy *.gif \backup
To view all the macros, enter:
SAVE THE MACROS
Macros last only for the current session. To use them again, save them in a batch file with the following command. Be sure to edit the file and add a doskey prefix to each line.
doskey /macros > name_of_file.bat
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