Difference between revisions of "Cmd.exe"

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* CMD : Implement Tab completion with " in the path. Fixes bug 1238. ([[Brandon Turner]])
* CMD : Implement Tab completion with " in the path. Fixes bug 1238. ([[Brandon Turner]])
* Fix a memory leak ([[Timo Kreuzer]])
* Fixed a bug in mkdir command ([[Hervé Poussineau]], [[Pierre Schweitzer]], bug #2216)
* Added the missing "help <command>" functionality ([[Pierre Schweitzer]], bug #2406)
* Bugfix: The fix does a WriteFile per line insted of one per char. ([[Paolo Devoti]], bug #2015)
* Removed variables formerly in use to handle pagination. Pagination belongs to ConOutPrintfPaging. Removed already commented out code of old pagination ([[Paolo Devoti]], bug #2016)
* Fix the Cmd build, when compilation units are turned off ([[Colin Finck]])
* Various fixes ([[Carlo Bramini]], bug #2232)

Revision as of 04:57, 8 April 2012




  • Use FormatMessage() to print some error messages (Michael Fritscher)
  • Fixed handling of variable arguments and free memory allocated by FormatMessage() (Michael Fritscher, Thomas Weidenmueller)
  • Removed MakeSureDirectoryPathExistsEx (Hartmut Birr)
  • Use the current directory if GetTempPath fails (Hartmut Birr)
  • Inherit the handles to the child process (in Execute) (Hartmut Birr)
  • Assume that the current process is always a console process if ntdll exist but not contains the functions NtQueryInformationProcess or NtReadVirtualMemory (Hartmut Birr)
  • Fixed the set command for WinXP (Hartmut Birr)
  • The second parameter must be zero in the call to SetEnvironmentVariable if the variable should be deleted (Hartmut Birr)
  • Get first the parameters and do then the processing (Hartmut Birr)
  • CMD Enhancements: (Filip Navara)
    • Make the DIR /W behave like in Windows (Filip Navara)
    • Fixed various problems with command input going mad when the screen contents have scrolled (Filip Navara)
  • Make sure temp directory exist (Gunnar Dalsnes)
  • 'Del *.*' ignores directories, this fixes bug 291 (Eric Kohl)


  • Fixed the compilation as unicode. (Hartmut Birr)
  • Search only for the file name directly if the name contains a known extension. (Hartmut Birr)
  • Don't add an extension if the file name contains a known extension. (Hartmut Birr)
  • Execute any file from command line, myFile.doc starts Word. (Jens Collin)
  • 'cd' command works correctly with "" (Jens Collin)
  • Use PATHEXT env. variable to execute files (Jens Collin)
  • Fix autocompletion (Jens Collins)
  • Use default PATHEXT if none found in environment (Gé van Geldorp)


(Magnus Olsen)

  • Removed all hard-coded strings to their own .rc file
  • Caches codepage instead of always calling on win32 api for it
  • Added *.* syntax to dir command
  • Bugfix: Color now it work as it should
  • Bugfix: CD "Program Files" now works
  • Implemented CD s*
  • Translates %errorlevel% to a value when passed at command line—now errorlevel is implemented as it should be
    • left to do: check that all CMD commands are set to the correct value
  • Fixed a small bug in choice.c so that it prints out choice sadsad correctly
  • Added %time% and %cd% internal values (example: echo %cd% or echo %time%)
  • Added %DATE% (example: echo %date% works now)
  • Bugfix: date now prints out the names of the days of the week
  • Added %RANDOM% (for an example of how to use it: echo %random%)
  • Added %cmdcmdline% (for an example of how to use it: echo %CMDCMDLINE%)
  • Added %CMDEXTVERSION% (for an example of how to use it: echo %CMDEXTVERSION%—the value is hardcoded to 2, because that is the value Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP report) (thanks to arty for testing this in Windows XP)
  • Added quick dirty hack getting our implementation working with 1>null by me (thanks to Hartex and Brandon for hunting down the bug)

(Klemens Friedl)

  • Added Help command
  • Added German language resource to the ReactOS Command Processor

(not completely finished, I will update it as soon as possible) ([1] Martin Rottensteiner)

  • Sets errorlevel to 9009 if command not found
  • Implemented exit /b # in batch files

(Brandon Turner)

  • Added exclusive deletion (for example: del * -abc.txt -text*.txt)
  • Fixed bug to allow Microsoft-style wildcards
  • Code clean up: added /y and /-y in move.c
  • simple check to fix > and | bugs with rem
  • Implemented /A in delete (for example: del /A:H /A:-R *.exe -ping.exe)
  • Bugfix: color.c now works similar to Microsoft CMD color
  • Bugfix: mv foo.txt c:\temp now gives you c:\tempfoo.txt


  • Fixed a bug in IsConsoleHandle. (Hartmut Birr)
  • Speed Optimize the delete command. (Hartmut Birr)
  • Fixed the allocation of the buffer for the environment variable in ProcessInput. (Hartmut Birr)
  • Restore console title after running a command (Gé van Geldorp)
  • Complete copy command rewrite to include all features of MS CMD. (Brandon Turner)
  • CD rewrite and support paths on different drives. (Brandon Turner)
  • Implemented /P in dir for paging. (Brandon Turner)
  • Implemented ConOutResPaging. (Brandon Turner)
  • Implemented Windows style tab complete. (Brandon Turner)
  • Changed the way start and execute parse the file name to allow ". Bug #690 (Brandon Turner)
  • Implemented batch file redirection. (Brandon Turner)
  • Make sure the path displayed by $P is the correct case. (Brandon Turner)
  • Implemented better handling of escape char ^. (Brandon Turner)
  • Implemented the proper useage of %PROMPT%. (Brandon Turner)
  • Fixed del allow same features as MS CMD. (Brandon Turner)
  • Fixed dir *. it only show folders (Magnus Olsen)
  • Fixed bug 739 in bugzila, can not create file notepad newfile.txt at cmd prompt (Magnus Olsen)
  • Fixed type can handler \n at text output thx ravelo for the small patch.
  • Do not crash if the prompt command name are binger that 260char or the command line. (Magnus Olsen)
  • Fixed bug in searching for bat/cmd files (Magnus Olsen)
  • Implement start execute support for bat/cmd file. woking in windows (Magnus Olsen)
  • lemented "" remove for the start command. This makes 'start dir1\"dir2a dir2b"\dir3\foo.exe param' work change by Martin Rottensteiner 2005only@pianonote.at irc nick ravelo
  • Fixed bug in date if the input arg are not right dateformat, it should promt after new date. (Magnus Olsen)
  • Fixed more cmd goto bugs. found labels bugs, and search label bugs, param bugs. now it should work fine (Magnus Olsen)
  • Make CMD rember startpath when you change from start drive to another drive. (Magnus Olsen)
  • Fixed pipe bugs (Magnus Olsen)
  • Fixed all bugs in cmd commands cd, make it rember the last directory for each drive. make c: working, make cd f f working. We can not found any more bugs cd rewriting was done by BrandonTurner and me, Brandon rewrite cmd_chdir and I add two functions that we will use for cd and other commands to get and set current drive path. The /D are also implement in CD (Magnus Olsen)
  • Add environment variable COPYCMD to copy (Magnus Olsen)


  • Remove all differences between compilation when __REACTOS__ is and isnt defined. (Brandon Turner)
  • Fixed all compilation errors in "activate" and a bug to not allow it to find some windows. (Brandon Turner)
  • Allow "exit" to print its help text. (Brandon Turner)
  • Replace hack to get correct path casing with correct implemnatation. (Brandon Turner)
  • Dir formatting changes. (Brandon Turner)
  • Change over some long texts to paging. (Brandon Turner)
  • Correctly implement Control Handler to cancel line input, message child process, and set the breaker for internal commands. (Brandon Turner)
  • Fix the return of not found envirnmental variables. (Brandon Turner)
  • Make all directories in a path that do not already exist for "mkdir". (Brandon Turner)
  • ^M executes the current input. (Brandon Turner)
  • Fix continuous repaint (Gé van Geldorp)


  • CMD Alexander Wurzinger(Lohnegrim)' E-Mail 'Lohnegrim@gmx.net' fix follow bugs Commend "'type/p','dir/p','dir/s','dir/p/s' did not work with CTRL+C"\n"'pause' does not continue until you press Ctrl/Shift/Alt"
  • CMD Fix Bug 1217 with patch from bugzila by ravelo "If you type > or < in cmd and hit ENTER, cmd.exe crashes" commited by (Magnus Olsen)
  • fix cmd build with MSVC 2005 (Magnus Olsen)
  • Start of Console Window Property Configuration (console.dll) (Johannes Anderwald)
  • CMD : Stop the footer from printing twice in 'dir'. Fixes 1084. (Brandon Turner)
  • CMD : Correctly handle malformed cmd input strings. Fixes a buffer overflow which caused many problems. (Brandon Turner)
  • CMD : Implement Tab completion with " in the path. Fixes bug 1238. (Brandon Turner)


  • Fix a memory leak (Timo Kreuzer)
  • Fixed a bug in mkdir command (Hervé Poussineau, Pierre Schweitzer, bug #2216)
  • Added the missing "help <command>" functionality (Pierre Schweitzer, bug #2406)
  • Bugfix: The fix does a WriteFile per line insted of one per char. (Paolo Devoti, bug #2015)
  • Removed variables formerly in use to handle pagination. Pagination belongs to ConOutPrintfPaging. Removed already commented out code of old pagination (Paolo Devoti, bug #2016)
  • Fix the Cmd build, when compilation units are turned off (Colin Finck)
  • Various fixes (Carlo Bramini, bug #2232)