SS64 is a reference guide containing syntax and examples for the most prevalent computing commands (Database and Operating System). The web design reference pages are now hosted over on EMW3.com
The website is designed with performance as a priority; the aim is to return relevant pages as fast as a local help index.
If you still have questions or are struggling to get some command to do what you want, do visit the SS64 discussion forum, where you can browse the archives or sign up to ask a question.
Thanks to all the people who've sent suggestions and improvements - the site wouldn’t be what it is without your feedback. Even so; the information on this site will probably never be entirely complete or 100% error free, so please consider it an addition to rather than a replacement for the standard help/documentation.
What's new or updated:
single vs double quotes, DIR
Related odds and ends:
Backus Normal Form Syntax definitions
Microsoft Support Lifecycle - Summary of Key dates
Microsoft Office - A few examples and templates.
Password security and a comparison of Password Generators
256 pixel icons - A small zip file with 19 simple colorful Start-Menu .ico icons (Free/Public Domain)
A mirror of JR Stockton's Date/Time pages
Windows Locale ID table
Links to other useful websites
Site developed by Simon Sheppard (Somerset, England)
Contact via email here: or visit the discussion forum
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