Displays the contents of any file.
DUMP [drive:][path]filename [offset] [/A] [/D] [/H] [/Z]
filename Specifies the file to display. offset Specifies the starting offset in the file. /A Display characters only. /D Decimal output. /H Hexadecimal output. /U Use 16-bit Unicode characters. /Z Display offsets starting from zero.
The output is colour coded to make it easier to recognise the different character types :-
Magenta Letter characters Cyan Punctuation characters Yellow Dot character Green Number characters Red Null (zero) character Blue Carriage return or Linefeed characters White Unprintable characters
The default output is in hexadecimal values with characters set to 8 bits. The /U switch will change command DUMP to use 16 bits for characters.
The /U switch can be combined with the /A, /D, /H or /Z switches.
Parameter offset can be specified as either a decimal or a hexadecimal value. A hexadecimal value must be preceded with the characters '0x'. For example, 255 in hexadecimal is 0xFF.
Also see command TYPE.