Performance Based Test questions

DevilDog1775DevilDog1775 Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
If given a question where you have to use the command line, are the "help" and /? commands functional?


  • Snow.brosSnow.bros Member Posts: 832 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You don't get any kind of help because they are testing your knowledge and yes the commands are functional.
  • DevilDog1775DevilDog1775 Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Um still confused. If I was at the CLI simulation could I enter this command: attrib /? And get this out put?:

    C:\Windows\System32>attrib /?
    Displays or changes file attributes.

    ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [+I | -I]
    [drive:][path][filename] [/S [/D] [/L]]

    + Sets an attribute.
    - Clears an attribute.
    R Read-only file attribute.
    A Archive file attribute.
    S System file attribute.
    H Hidden file attribute.
    I Not content indexed file attribute.
    X No scrub file attribute.
    V Integrity attribute.
    Specifies a file or files for attrib to process.
    /S Processes matching files in the current folder
    and all subfolders.
    /D Processes folders as well.
    /L Work on the attributes of the Symbolic Link versus
    the target of the Symbolic Link

    Or if I entered the help command would I see this in the simulation?:
    For more information on a specific command, type HELP command-name
    ASSOC Displays or modifies file extension associations.
    ATTRIB Displays or changes file attributes.
    BREAK Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.
    BCDEDIT Sets properties in boot database to control boot loading.
    CACLS Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files.
    CALL Calls one batch program from another.
    CD Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
    CHCP Displays or sets the active code page number.
    CHDIR Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
    CHKDSK Checks a disk and displays a status report.
    CHKNTFS Displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.
    CLS Clears the screen.
    CMD Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter.
    COLOR Sets the default console foreground and background colors.
    COMP Compares the contents of two files or sets of files.
    COMPACT Displays or alters the compression of files on NTFS partitions.
    CONVERT Converts FAT volumes to NTFS. You cannot convert the
    current drive.
    COPY Copies one or more files to another location.
    DATE Displays or sets the date.
    DEL Deletes one or more files.
    DIR Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory.
    DISKCOMP Compares the contents of two floppy disks.
    DISKCOPY Copies the contents of one floppy disk to another.
    DISKPART Displays or configures Disk Partition properties.
    DOSKEY Edits command lines, recalls Windows commands, and
    creates macros.
    DRIVERQUERY Displays current device driver status and properties.
    ECHO Displays messages, or turns command echoing on or off.
    ENDLOCAL Ends localization of environment changes in a batch file.
    ERASE Deletes one or more files.
    EXIT Quits the CMD.EXE program (command interpreter).
    FC Compares two files or sets of files, and displays the
    differences between them.
    FIND Searches for a text string in a file or files.
    FINDSTR Searches for strings in files.
    FOR Runs a specified command for each file in a set of files.
    FORMAT Formats a disk for use with Windows.
    FSUTIL Displays or configures the file system properties.
    FTYPE Displays or modifies file types used in file extension
    GOTO Directs the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in
    a batch program.
    GPRESULT Displays Group Policy information for machine or user.
    GRAFTABL Enables Windows to display an extended character set in
    graphics mode.
    HELP Provides Help information for Windows commands.
    ICACLS Display, modify, backup, or restore ACLs for files and
    IF Performs conditional processing in batch programs.
    LABEL Creates, changes, or deletes the volume label of a disk.
    MD Creates a directory.
    MKDIR Creates a directory.
    MKLINK Creates Symbolic Links and Hard Links
    MODE Configures a system device.
    MORE Displays output one screen at a time.
    MOVE Moves one or more files from one directory to another
    OPENFILES Displays files opened by remote users for a file share.
    PATH Displays or sets a search path for executable files.
    PAUSE Suspends processing of a batch file and displays a message.
    POPD Restores the previous value of the current directory saved by
    PRINT Prints a text file.
    PROMPT Changes the Windows command prompt.
    PUSHD Saves the current directory then changes it.
    RD Removes a directory.
    RECOVER Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.
    REM Records comments (remarks) in batch files or CONFIG.SYS.
    REN Renames a file or files.
    RENAME Renames a file or files.
    REPLACE Replaces files.
    RMDIR Removes a directory.
    ROBOCOPY Advanced utility to copy files and directory trees
    SET Displays, sets, or removes Windows environment variables.
    SETLOCAL Begins localization of environment changes in a batch file.
    SC Displays or configures services (background processes).
    SCHTASKS Schedules commands and programs to run on a computer.
    SHIFT Shifts the position of replaceable parameters in batch files.
    SHUTDOWN Allows proper local or remote shutdown of machine.
    SORT Sorts input.
    START Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command.
    SUBST Associates a path with a drive letter.
    SYSTEMINFO Displays machine specific properties and configuration.
    TASKLIST Displays all currently running tasks including services.
    TASKKILL Kill or stop a running process or application.
    TIME Displays or sets the system time.
    TITLE Sets the window title for a CMD.EXE session.
    TREE Graphically displays the directory structure of a drive or
    TYPE Displays the contents of a text file.
    VER Displays the Windows version.
    VERIFY Tells Windows whether to verify that your files are written
    correctly to a disk.
    VOL Displays a disk volume label and serial number.
    XCOPY Copies files and directory trees.
    WMIC Displays WMI information inside interactive command shell.

    For more information on tools see the command-line reference in the online help.

  • DevilDog1775DevilDog1775 Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
  • SWtacomaSWtacoma Member Posts: 37 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yes you can use ?/ or help but its not as much help as you would think. Usually the exam is looking for you to use a specific command. Using the help function will list available commands. These are not full functioning systems and they want you to sovle the sim a specific way, the CompTIA way.
  • --chris----chris-- Member Posts: 1,518 ■■■■■□□□□□
    /? did nothing on my A+ sim. None of the help commands did.
  • DevilDog1775DevilDog1775 Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks guys for the input. But, why call this a sim if you can't use the functionality of the CLI? Seems like they [Comptia] just want you to memorize arbitrary things, where in real life you can use the help and /? commands to guide yourself, even linux has this (man pages)...Oh well.
  • hdtracyhdtracy Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    YES. Kinda. I was getting frustrated in one of my sims because none of the commands I was trying were what the simulation wanted me to use - so I typed 'help', and it listed the available commands for that particular simulation which was helpful. It won't tell you what they do, but it will tell you which commands the sim will allow, which is a HUGE help in figuring out what they are asking you to do.
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