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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out Deluxe, 9780735618053 by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Appendix B. Working with the Command Prompt

Starting and Ending a Command Prompt Session 1343

Using Commands 1347

Using Environment Variables 1357

Customizing Command Prompt Windows 1359

Microsoft Windows XP allows you to enter commands, run batch programs, and run applications by typing commands at the command prompt. If you're accustomed to performing administrative tasks at the command line, you don't need to change your ways in Windows XP. You can open multiple Command Prompt sessions, each session protected from any failures that might occur in other sessions.

Starting and Ending a Command Prompt Session

To get to the command prompt, do any of the following:

  • Choose Start, All Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt.

  • Choose Start, Run, and type cmd, ...

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