Little about the “Command Prompt” we need to know

Little about the “Command Prompt” we need to know. For the majority of users of the computer, perhap rarely hear a Command Prompt or CMD, even some who have never known him.
indeed in the daily use of CMD are rarely used.
But until Windows 7, Command Prompt still included, this indicates that the feature is still very important.

The first command prompt commands supplied from windws 9x to Windows 7 was only increasing, ranging from simple commands to complex commands to administrators and security in dealing with and analyze various problems.

To run the command prompt, get through the start menu (All Programs)> Accessories and select Command Prompt. In addition it could be a faster way through the menu in the start menu RUN type CMD and press enter.

Here are some basic commands that command prompt you should know as it is quite useful.

– DIR
When you type this command it will display a list of file and directory folder in a location that is accessible at the command prompt. To display hidden files and folders, or add the parameter / A after the DIR command. Make sure there is a space before the slash, for example

– DIR / A
To know the parameters or other options, please type DIR /?

– CD or chdir
This command is useful for moving directory. CD and chdir have similar features, only to chdir we can write down the location of the folder or file that there are two spaces without quotation marks. Here are some examples of commands and functions:
CD D: to switch to drive D:
CD .. to move to the directory above
CD \ or CD / to move to the root directory (for windows 7/Vista).

In addition to such uses, we can also use the autocomplete feature file or folder name. After typing in a CD and then follow the spacing and letter in particular, we can press the Tab key (can be many times) to get the auto complete feature folder or file name.

– IPCONFIG
Very useful in terms of internet connection or network. By typing the command IPCONFIG then press enter, it will show the IP address of our computers with some additional information such as Gateway, and other SubnetMask. For more information you can type IPCONFIG / ALL.

– PING
This command to check if our internet connection network running smoothly. Internet or network connection, we can use the PING command and follow the website name or IP address of the destination. For example, as follows:
PING www.google.com
PING 74.125.2ȃ.51

Reply from …. If the result, then the network or internet connection can be said to be OK, but if the display appears Request time out, there are several possibilities, such as no connection, cable or network problems or the addressee does not exist or is not found and others.

– Attrib
Virus or worm that attacked computers usually hide files or folders on your computer or flash. If this happens, we can use the ATTRIB command to display the file (including to hide the files). The following command will list all files and folders in a folder that is accessible at the command prompt.

ATTRIB *. *-S-H-R / S / D

More information is either a command or display the file tersebunyi, please read my previous posts hidden Files and Folder Virus?. Or if you want more easily, just use a small program (no need to install) I ever made, Hidden File Tool.

Some Additional Tips

All the command prompt commands usually include many parameters that can be used. To find out what the parameters are provided, add a space and /? after the command you want known. eg ATTRIB /?, PING /?. Every added parameter, before a slash (/) do not forget to add space.

If we want results we write commands can be stored in a text, each end of the command can we add a “>” and follow the file name. For example the following command:

IPCONFIG / all> D: \ hasil_cmd_config.txt

Then the result will not appear on the command prompt, but stored in the file “hasil_in_config.txt” in drive D:. If the folder or file name contains spaces, then should we give two quotes at the beginning and end. For example, as follows:

IPCONFIG / all> “D: \ config.txt the results cmd”

To clean the display screen, use the CLS command. When finished, click the button to exit other than the X corner, you can also type the command EXIT. If we want a different and more refreshing, we can replace it easily. More please read my previous writings display Beautify Command Prompt

Hopefully some command prompt commands above can be useful. To command a command prompt to see more follow the link AZ Command Prompt windows XP command prompt or AZ Win Vista / 7

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