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Windows Server 2008 Portable Command Guide: MCTS 70-640, 70-642, 70-643, and MCITP 70-646, 70-647 by Darril Gibson

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Chapter 2. Basic Rules When Using the Command Prompt

This chapter provides information and commands concerning the following topics:

Using uppercase or lowercase

Using quotes

Understanding variables

Understanding switches

Understanding wildcards

Getting help

Understanding paths

Using basic commands

Redirecting output to files

Using Uppercase or Lowercase

In almost all instances, you can enter command prompt commands as uppercase, lowercase, or a combination of the two. In other words, the following commands are all interpreted the same:

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Documentation and help files commonly show the first letter as uppercase and when the command ...

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