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IT Career JumpStart: An Introduction to PC Hardware, Software, and Networking by Randy Muller, Joey Alpern, Naomi J. Alpern

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Chapter 6

Command Shell 101: Basics Every Administrator Should Know

In This chapter

  • Creating a directory structure
  • Manipulating files in the commandline interface
  • Using command-line wildcards
  • Using timesaving keyboard shortcuts
  • Introducing Windows PowerShell
  • Understanding PowerShell modules and snap-ins

com•mand n: a set of instructions given to perform a task

If you are new to the computer field, you may be asking yourself why you need to know the command shell. At times the command shell may be the fastest and easiest way to complete a specific task. You don't need to be an expert, but you should know the basics. This chapter covers the important commands and command shell concepts that every administrator should know.

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