Comspec

ComSpec (or %COMSPEC%) is one of the environment variables used in MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows, which normally points to the command line interpreter, which is by default command.com in MS-DOS or cmd.exe in Windows NT. ComSpec can be displayed by typing SET COMSPEC at the command prompt.

The ComSpec environment variable by default points to the full path of the command line interpreter.

In MS-DOS, ComSpec is the secondary command line interpreter, which can be anywhere on your system and does not need to be named COMMAND.COM. It can also be made by a different company or be a different version.

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Com Spec
... ComSpec (or %COMSPEC%) is one of the environment variables used in MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows, which normally points to the command line interpreter, which is by default command.com in MS-DOS ... ComSpec can be displayed by typing SET COMSPEC at the command prompt ... The ComSpec environment variable by default points to the full path of the command line interpreter ...