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aka CommandLine

 

In MS Windows, cmd.exe is the primary shell access.

 

The Windows NT Command Shell (Ch2 of “Windows Shell Scripting)
Command-line reference A-Z
An A-Z Index of the Windows NT/XP command line

 

adjust cmd properties
Stupid Command Prompt Tricks
Speedy cmd-prompt navigation for sub-dirs
enable
Get the most from the command prompt
http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/id/180/

 

All DOS, all the time

 

Five Windows command prompt tips every IT pro should know - tips, shortcuts, etc. some batchfiles
http://commandwindows.com/tipsandtricks.htm

 

 

Batch-files

tutorial

 

 

Auto Run

From a LockerGnome article

 

  1. If you frequently open a command-line window by typing “cmd” at the Run prompt, you may not be happy with the default directory Windows picks.
  2. Change it by using RegEdit to open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CommandProcessor.
  3. Make a new String Value and call it AutoRun. The value should be set to CD /D C:\
    • Note, always make a backup of your registry before you modify it! (okay, so I hardly ever do this in practice)

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor]
"CompletionChar"=dword:00000009
"DefaultColor"=dword:00000000
"EnableExtensions"=dword:00000001
"AutoRun"="prompt $G"

 

 

I haven’t had any luck getting prompt-changes to persist. But I can use the above technique with the setting prompt $G and have a nice, tidy little prompt.
No idea if you can set the AutoRun to multiple lines....

 

 

Help

CMD /? for several pages of info

 

 

quick shortcuts

  1. Pressing arrow up selects a previous command from your command history; similarly, arrow down selects the next command.
  2. Pressing F7 pops up your command history list.
  3. You can drag n’ drop files or folders from an explorer window into a command prompt; this inserts the quoted path as if you had manually pasted it.
  4. Tab completion is fully supported; type edit *.ini then hit TAB to iterate through all matches. Use SHIFT+TAB to move to the previous match. This works for partial filenames as you would expect, and in all commands.

 

Win7 run as administrator

how to open an admin-privileged shell
several methods of creating a shortcut for an admin-privileged shell

 

 

Misc Tips

Ctrl-c to exit data entry/script-running/etc.
cls is windows clear

 

 

See Also

Programming.CygWin
Programming.Shell
Programming.Bash
Emacs.Emacs#Shell
Programming.Scripting
WindowsShortcuts
Windows.PowerShell

 

 

Tags

CommandLine shells DOS win32


 

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