command line utilities

Forensic ToolKit – added 12/26/2008

The Forensic ToolKit contains several Win32 Command line tools that help you examine the files on a NTFS disk partition for unauthorized activity. This tool is a file properties analyzer. It performs numerous functions such as examine the files on a disk drive for unauthorized activity, lists files by their last access time, search for access times between certain time frames, scan the disk for hidden files and data streams. The Forensic toolkit will also dump file and security attributes, report on audited files, discover altered ACL’s and see if a server reveals too much info via NULL sessions.

clDisks – added 11/24/2008

clDisks is a very simple command line utility that displays the free and total size of your hard disks. By default it will display the sizes of all your fixed disks and the full totals. You can specify a string of drive letters on the command line to restrict the list of drives displayed.

ConsoleTaskManager – added 7/31/2008

ConsoleTaskManager provides you with an alternative taskmanager that runs in text mode only. For example, if your favorite game freezes, it’s sometimes difficult to access the standard task manger in Windows either because the screen resolution is hampered or just because the app won’t return access to windows (alt-tab blocking). A solution for this is to switch your graphics card into text mode, from here you can then terminate/close whatever froze and caused the problems. ConsoleTaskManager includes a guide to replace the standard windows task manager in its accompanying documentation.

Spawn – added 4/26/2007

Spawn is a command line program that you pass it an argument, but – it executes it minimized! This is useful in running batch files from the Windows scheduler, so they don’t pop up in front of you.

clDisks – added 4/24/2007

clDisks is a very simple command-line utility, which will display the free and total size of your hard disks. By default it will display the sizes of all your fixed disks and the full totals. You can specify a string of drive letters on the command line to restrict the list of drives displayed.

DOSBbox – added 3/13/2007

DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library which makes DOSBox very easy to port to different platforms. DOSBox also emulates CPU:286/386 realmode/protected mode, Directory FileSystem/XMS/EMS, Tandy/Hercules/CGA/EGA/VGA/VESA graphics, a SoundBlaster/Gravis Ultra Sound card for excellent sound compatibility with older games.

Netsend – added 2/16/2007

Netsend is a console utility that can be used to send the messages from an command line, like the Net send command, except that Netsend.exe works in all Windows versions.

WinExit – added 2/14/2007

The WinExit tool collection can be used to exit Windows from the command line. The zip archive contains several independent executables: Shutdown.exe, ReBoot.exe, LogOff.exe, Shutdown_Force.exe, ReBoot_Force.exe, etc.

BerkFind – added 2/5/2007

BerkFind works as a win32 command line (console) file finder that can search for files by name as well as contents, doing a case sensitive or insensitive search. Output is easy to read, and found files are grouped by directory.

Command Prompt Explorer Bar – added 1/11/2007

Command Prompt Explorer Bar extends explorer with functionality of a command prompt. Next time you need to run a program without GUI, just press the ‘Ctrl+M’ key combination in your explorer. A command prompt will start and appear automatically. Its current directory will be exactly the same as the current path you are browsing. And better yet the console will appear inside your explorer window – like any other explorer bar does – ‘History’, ‘Favorites’, ‘Folders’ etc. Now you can have the best of both worlds combined together – easy and fast navigation of explorer and power of batch processing of the command prompt.

Poderosa – added 10/26/2006

Poderosa is a tabbed commandline program for Windows. Poderosa can open multiple connections and sessions in tabbed windows at the same time and can split the window into panes and allocate each connection. It has many useful terminal funcitions like, SSH2 port forwarding, SSH Key generation wizard, and SOCKS connections.

Comandiux – added 9/15/2006

Comandiux gives one a multipurpose command line controlled (cli) system utility that enhances the standard windows environment with many new features.

Console – added 7/31/2006

Console provides a Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles.

IAccess – added 3/10/2006

IAccess is a command-line application that allows or denies Internet access for Internet Explorer and other programs that use the Internet connection wizard. It can be used as a simple solution to prevent Internet access by simply running the program with the appropriate parameter.

PowerPrompt – added 10/31/2005

PowerPrompt creates a command prompt running as System. Running as a “System” account gives you the power to end any process, restart services, even ones protected from administrator access!

eConsole – added 8/20/2005

eConsole functions as a console window and command shell replacement for Windows. eConsole is designed to run any Windows NT console process in a custom window with its own background image and font selection.

CmdLine – added 9/11/2005

DiamondCS CmdLine acts as a process list tool for Windows NT4/2000/XP that allows you to see all processes on your system, including process IDs and full commandlines (with all parameters), and also has Unicode support. CmdLine uses an undocumented technique discovered by DiamondCS to read the full commandline from every process, a trick that is basically achieved by reading memory in the right places. It doesn’t use code injection or any other techniques that may cause unstability so it’s very safe to use.

PsTools – added 3/11/2004

PsTools offers a set of commandline utilities that allow you to manage local and remote systems. The package includes the following tools: PsExec – execute processes remotely; PsFile – shows files opened remotely PsGetSid – display the SID of a computer or a user; PsKill – kill processes by name or process ID; PsInfo – list information about a system; PsList – list detailed information about processes; PsLoggedOn – see who s logged on locally and via resource sharing (full source is included); PsLogList – dump event log records; PsService – view and control services; PsShutdown – shuts down and optionally reboots a computer; PsSuspend – suspends processes; PsUptime – shows you how long a system has been running since its last reboot.

FSUM – added 10/1/2004

A fast and handy command line utility for file integrity verification. It offers a choice of 13 of the most popular hash and checksum functions for file message digest and checksum calculation.

ExecParm – added 9/26/2005

ExecParm implements a command line context menu extension for Windows Explorer. It allows you to run a program with parameters on the command line. Seems useless? Without ExecParm you’ll have to go to the Start | Run… menu, remember the path for the executable and then enter the command line parameters.

MCL – added 6/24/2004

MCL provides a command line utility that allows you to run programs quickly and easily by typing the commands. It runs as a tiny, space-saving bar on your desktop. You can use it to execute programs, run DOS commands and open Internet addresses. It provides autocomplete, which finishes your commands for you, and a command history, which remembers up to 100 of your previously used commands.