BASIC COMMAND SET

Basic Computer Programming Language Command Set

BASIC was developed in 1963 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire as a teaching language. The acronym BASIC stands for Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. In 1964, John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz designed the original BASIC language at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Source: Wikipedia (not the basic source but the explication source, that is).

Index of Basic programming language commands

abs function


asc function


atn function


auto command


beep statement


bload command


bsave command


call statement


cdbl function


chain statement


chdir command


chr$ function


cint function


circle statement


clear command


close statement


cls statement


color statement


com(n) statement


common statement


cont command


cos function


csng function


csrlin variable


cvd function


cvi function


cvs function


data statement


data files


date$ statement


def fn statement


defint statement


defdbl statement


defsng statement


defstr statement


def seg statement


def usr statement


delete command


dim statement


draw statement


edit command


end statement


environ statement


environ$ function


eof function


erase statement


erdev($) variables


erl variable


err variable


error statement


exp function


exterr function


field statement


files command


fix function


for statement


fre function


get statement (files)


get statement (graphics)


gosub-return statement


goto statement


hex$ function


if statement


inkey$ variable


inp function


input statement


input# statement


input$ function


instr function


int function


ioctl statement


ioctl$ function


key statement


key(n) statement


kill command


left$ function


len function


let statement


line statement


line input statement


line input# statement


list command


llist command


load command


loc function


locate statement


lock statement


lof function


log function


lpos function


lprint statement


lprint using statement


lset statement


merge command


mid$ function


mid$ statement


mkdir command


mkd$ function


mki$ function


mks$ function


name command


next statement


new command


oct$ function


on com(n) statement


on key(n) statement


on pen statement


on play(n) statement


on strig(n) statement


on timer(n) statement


on error goto statement


on-gosub statement


on-goto statement


open statement


open "com(n) statement


option base statement


out statement


paint statement


palette statement


palette using statement


pcopy command


peek function


pen statement and function


play statement


play(n) function


pmap function


point function


poke statement


pos function


preset statement


pset statement


print statement


print using statement


print# statement


print# using statement


put statement (files)


put statement (graphics)


randomize statement


read statement


rem statement


renum command


reset command


restore statement


resume statement


return statement


right$ function


rmdir command


rnd function


rset statement


run command


save command


screen function


screen statement


sgn function


shell statement


sin function


sound statement


space$ function


spc function


sqr function


stick function


stop statement


str$ function


strig statement


strig(n) statement


string$ function


swap statement


system command


tab function


tan function


time$ statement


timer function


troff command


tron command


unlock statement


usr function


val function


varptr function


varptr$ function


view statement


view print statement


wait statement


while-wend statement


width statement


window statement


write statement


write# statement


Error Codes and Messages


Mathematical Functions


ASCII Character Codes


Assembly Language


Converting Programs


Communications


Hexadecimal Equivalents


Key Scan Codes


Characters Recognized


Creating and using files


Constants, Variables, Expressions and Operators


Glossary




IT PAGES