useful programs for programmers for batch file development, writing of windows programs, installers, and programs in general.
these are in the 64-bit versions of windows 7 and are probably in windows 7 and later versions of windows.
in %windir%\SysWoW64\ you will find:
|chdksk||fixes the filesystem. usually you do chkdsk c: /f to fix and chkdsk c: /f /r to fix and refresh and mark off bad blocks. if it asks to do at next reboot, tell it yes.|
|comp||compare 2 files, using binary or ASCII|
|eventvwr||event viewer. shows you the crash details or other logged stuff of your program. hopefully you have made a .map file too.|
|forfiles||enumerates files, including directory trees. you can have it execute a command. forfiles /? for help|
|isoburn||burn an ISO you have downloaded or made. could be useful in an installer or in a backup program.|
|notepad||can be used to view binary files (but don't save!). a text file editor that now has line number and column number info for us programmers.|
|sort||nondestructively sort file or text (sort output only). you do sort somefile.txt or pipe some output to sort|
|more||text pager. you do more somefile.txt or pipe some output to more|
|taskmgr||the task manager. can be used to kill hung programs or examine the amout of memory used or number of threads or resources/handles used, monitor the cpu threads/cores and general network and memory usage.|
|where||where /r c:\ /f /t *.doc* *.txt this is same as doing dir /s c:\*.doc* c:\*.txt|