Not a professional but want to understand more about the Windows command line? Here is a quick overview:
Windows 7 command prompt commands are essential for advanced users, and the command line offers many advantages to any user wanting to automate their tasks.
The Windows7 "Command Prompt" shortcut is a console (character mode) session that runs the default Windows 7 CMD command processor (also called the "command shell"). The command shell usually runs in interactive mode, where the shell displays a prompt and waits for the user to enter a command and press return. The shell immediately interprets and executes the line, and then displays another prompt and waits for more input. If the user enters the name of a batch file, the command shell reads and interprets each line of the batch file until it reaches the end. The shell then displays another prompt and returns to interactive input.
Unfortunately, the default Windows 7 command prompt shell (CMD.EXE) is seriously limited in ability compared to the shells available in other operating systems such as Linux (which has bash, zsh, tcsh, etc.). And CMD and the Windows console haven't changed significantly since their first appearance in Windows NT 3.1 in 1993. Because of the limitations in CMD, users have often been forced to use the GUI for inappropriate tasks, or to write custom applications to perform simple tasks that the Windows shell should have been able to handle. Take Command
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