Command Prompt

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What is Command Prompt?

Command Prompt is a command line interpreter application available in most Windows operating systems. Command Prompt is used to execute entered commands. Most of those commands are used to automate tasks via scripts and batch files, perform advanced administrative functions, and troubleshoot and solve certain kinds of Windows issues. Command Prompt is officially called Windows Command Processor but is also sometimes called ​the command shell or cmd prompt, or even referred to by its filename cmd.exe.
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Run Command Prompt

  • The easiest way is to press WindowsButton+R, then type "cmd" and press Enter
  • You can also click the start menu and find Command Prompt

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There are many alternative command line tools available. Our suggestion for the most advanced one, would be ConEmu (