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Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition 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

Using Commands

Using Environment Variables

Customizing Command Prompt Windows

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. (Note, however, that Windows 7 also includes a far more powerful tool for performing administrative tasks at the command line. This newer, more versatile shell, called Windows PowerShell, is described in Chapter 27.)

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