Updated: April 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Starts MS-DOS Editor, which creates and changes ASCII text files.
For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.
[<Drive>:][<Path>]<FileName> [<FileName2> [...]]
Specifies the location and name of one or more ASCII text files. If the file does not exist, MS-DOS Editor creates it. If the file exists, MS-DOS Editor opens it and displays its contents on the screen. FileName can contain wildcard characters (* and ?). Separate multiple file names with spaces.
Forces monochrome mode, so that MS-DOS Editor displays in black and white.
Displays the maximum number of lines possible for the current monitor.
Loads file(s) in read-only mode.
Forces the use of short filenames.
Loads binary file(s), wrapping lines to NNN characters wide.
Displays help at the command prompt.
For additional help, open MS-DOS Editor, and then press the F1 key.
Some monitors do not support the display of shortcut keys by default. If your monitor does not display shortcut keys, use /b.