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Windows® Command-Line Administration: Instant Reference by John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 1: Configuring the Local Machine

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Configure the Command Window
    • Set the Window Options
    • Change the Font
    • Choose a Window Layout
    • Define the Text Colors
  • Set the Environment
    • Manage Environment Variables with the Set Command
    • Manage Environment Variables with the SetX Utility
  • Perform Common Tasks
    • Clear the Display
    • Determine the Operating System Version
    • Start an Application
    • Work with Services
    • Shut Down the System
  • Obtain Command Line Help

You can access the command line anytime you want. Issuing commands will work just fine without doing anything special. However, if you want to have the best possible experience at the command line, then you need to perform a few configuration tasks before you ...

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