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Windows 7 Inside Out by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Appendix B. Working with the Command Prompt

Starting and Ending a Command Prompt Session 955

Using Commands 960

Using Environment Variables 968

Customizing Command Prompt Windows 970

PRESERVING a tradition that goes back decades, with Windows 7 you can enter commands, run batch programs, and run applications by typing commands in a Command Prompt window. If you're accustomed to performing administrative tasks at the command line, you don't need to change your ways in Windows 7.

Starting and Ending a Command Prompt Session

To get to the command prompt, run Cmd.exe, which you can do in any of the following ways:

  • Type cmd in the Start menu search box, and click the ...

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