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SQL Server® 2008 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond by Tom Carpenter

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General Commands

Now that you have the command prompt configured for your purposes, you can begin working with it. Several general commands must be understood for basic navigation and operation. These commands fall into the following categories and will be discussed in depth in this section:

  • Directory and folder navigation
  • Directory and folder listing
  • Screen management
  • Displaying information
  • Redirecting output
  • Administrative commands

Directory and Folder Navigation

One of the first skill sets you need to master for command-prompt utilization is directory or folder navigation. The debate over whether folders are directories or directories are folders will be avoided here, but the term directory will be used because you are working with the command ...

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