Command Prompt for Windows



Add, modify or delete a file or directory description of up to 128 characters.


DESCRIBE [drive:][path]filename ["description"]
[drive:][path]filenameSpecifies the file name or the directory name to be described.
descriptionSpecifies a sequence of up to 128 characters.


When the parameter description is not specified then the file or directory description will be deleted. The file or directory itself will not be deleted.

Wildcard characters can not be used with parameter filename.

File and directory descriptions are stored in a hidden file called DESCRIPT.ION, and can be displayed by using the DIR command. Descriptions are automatically maintained when using the commands COPY, DEL, DELBUT, MOVE, RENAME, RMDIR, SCOPY and SMOVE.