AmigaOS 3.1 Command Reference

Index of Commands

This Amiga OS 3.1 Command Reference is also available as an offline version (zip file).

ADDBUFFERS        Instruct the file system to add cache buffers. 
ADDDATATYPES      Build a list of data types that datatypes.library can understand.
ALIAS             Set or display command aliases. 
ASK               Obtain user input when executing a script file. 
ASSIGN            Control assignment of logical device names to file system directories.
AUTOPOINT         Automatically select any window the pointer is over. 
AVAIL             Report the amount of CHIP and FAST memory available. 
BINDDRIVERS       Bind device drivers to hardware. 
BLANKER           Cause the monitor screen to go blank if no input has been received within a specified period of time.
BREAK             Set attention flags in the specified process. 
CALCULATOR        Provide an on-screen calculator. 
CD                Set, change, or display the current directory. 
CHANGETASKPRI     Change the priority of a currently running process. 
CLICKTOFRONT      Bring a window to the front of the screen. 
CLOCK             Provide an on-screen clock. 
CMD               Redirect printer output to a file. 
COLORS            Change the colors of the frontmost screen. 
CONCLIP           Move data between the console.device, the clipboard.device and CON:
COPY              Copy files or directories. 
CPU               Set or clear the CPU caches, check for a particular processor, load the ROM image into fast, 32-b...
CROSSDOS          Set text filter and conversion options. 
DATE              Display or set the system date and/or time. 
DELETE            Delete files or directories. 
DIR               Display a sorted list of the files in a directory. 
DISKCHANGE        Inform the Amiga that you have changed a disk in a disk drive.
DISKCOPY          Copy the contents of one disk to another. 
DISPLAY           Display graphics saved in IFF ILBM format. 
ECHO              Display a string. 
ED                Edit text files (a screen editor). 
EDIT              Edit text files by processing the source file sequentially (a line editor).
ELSE              Specify an alternative for an IF statement in a script file.
ENDCLI            End a Shell process. 
ENDIF             Terminate an IF block in a script file. 
ENDSHELL          End a Shell process. 
ENDSKIP           Terminate a SKIP block in a script file. 
EVAL              Evaluate simple expressions. 
EXCHANGE          Monitor and control the Commodity Exchange programs. 
EXECUTE           Execute a script with optional argument substitution. 
FAILAT            Instruct a command sequence to fail if a program gives a return code greater than or equal to the given value.
FAULT             Print the messages(s) for the specified error code(s). 
FILENOTE          Attach a comment to a file. 
FIXFONTS          Update the .font files of the FONTS: directory. 
FKEY              Assign text to function and shifted function keys. 
FONT              Specify the fonts used by the system. 
FORMAT            Format a disk for use with the Amiga. 
FOUNTAIN          Manage use of Intellifont outline fonts. 
GET               Get the value of a local variable. 
GETENV            Get the value of a global variable. 
GRAPHICDUMP       Print the frontmost screen. 
ICONEDIT          Edit the appearance and type of icons. 
ICONTROL          Specify parameters used by the Workbench. 
ICONX             Allow execution of a script file from an icon. 
IF                Evaluate conditional operations in script files. 
INFO              Give information about the file system(s). 
INITPRINTER       Initialize a printer for print options specified in the Preferences editors.
INPUT             Specify different speeds for the mouse and keyboard and to select a national keyboard.
INSTALL           Write the boot block to a formatted floppy disk, or credit card, specifying whether it should be bootable.
INTELLIFONT       Manage use of Intellifont outline fonts. 
IPREFS            Communicate Preferences information stored in the individual editor files to the Workbench and Intuition.
JOIN              Concatenate two or more files into a new file. 
KEYSHOW           Display the current Keymap. 
LAB               Specify a label in a script file. 
LIST              List specified information about directories and files. 
LOADWB            Start Workbench. 
LOCALE            Allow choice of languages available on system. 
LOCK              Set the write protect status of a device. 
MAGTAPE           Retension, rewind, or skip forward on SCSI tapes. 
MAKEDIR           Create a new directory. 
MAKELINK          Create a link between files. 
MEMACS            Enable screen-oriented text editing. 
MORE              Display the contents of an ASCII file. 
MOUNT             Make a device connected to the system available. 
MULTIVIEW         Display picture files, text files, AmigaGuide help files, sound files, and animated graphics files.
NEWCLI            Start a new Shell process. 
NEWSHELL          Open a new interactive Shell window. 
NOCAPSLOCK        Disable the Caps Lock key. 
NOFASTMEM         Force the Amiga to use only resident Chip RAM. 
OVERSCAN          Change the sizes of the display areas for text and graphics.
PALETTE           Change the colors of the Workbench screen. 
PATH              Control the directory list that the Shell searches to find commands.
POINTER           Change the appearance of the screen pointer. 
PRINTER           Specify a printer and print options. 
PRINTERGFX        Specify graphic printing options. 
PRINTERPS         Control features ofPostScript printers. 
PRINTFILES        Send file(s) to the printer. 
PROMPT            Change the prompt string of the current Shell. 
PROTECT           Change the protection bits of a file. 
QUIT              Exit from a script file with a specified return code. 
RELABEL           Change the volume name of a disk. 
REMRAD            Remove the recoverable ramdrive.device. 
RENAME            Change the name of a file or directory. 
REQUESTCHOICE     Allow AmigaDOS and ARexx scripts to use the Intuition EasyRequest() feature.
REQUESTFILE       Allow AmigaDOS and ARexx scripts to use the ASL file requester.
RESIDENT          Display and modify the list of resident commands. 
RUN               Execute commands as background processes. 
SCREENMODE        Select a display mode. 
SEARCH            Look for the specified text string in the files of the specified directory or directories.
SERIAL            Set the specifications for communication through the serial port.
SET               Set a local variable. 
SETCLOCK          Set or read the battery backed-up hardware clock. 
SETDATE           Change a file or directory's timestamp. 
SETENV            Set a global variable. 
SETFONT           Change the Shell font. 
SETKEYBOARD       Set the keymap for the Shell. 
SETPATCH          Make ROM patches in system software. 
SKIP              Skip to a label when executing script files. 
SORT              Alphabetically sort the lines of a file. 
SOUND             Control type of sound and sound attributes produced by Amiga.
STACK             Display or set the stack size within the current Shell. 
STATUS            List information about Shell/CLl processes. 
TIME              Set the system clock. 
TYPE              Display a text file. 
UNALIAS           Remove an alias. 
UNSET             Remove a local variable. 
UNSETENV          Remove a global variable. 
VERSION           Find software version and revision numbers. 
WAIT              Wait for the specified time. 
WBPATTERN         Create background patterns for the Workbench and windows. 
WHICH             Search the command path for a particular item. 
WHY               Print an error message that explains why the previous command failed.


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