Tag Archives: cmd

CMD: Batch Files

If you just want to know how to make Batch files, scroll to the bottom.   While batch files are not exactly related to CMD, they use similar commands and therefore I’ve put them together. A batch file is like a set of CMD commands that you can save as a file to be run […]

Command Prompt: Shutdown Scripts

This article will teach you how to shutdown you computer in [many] different ways using CMD.   The Syntax The command used to shutdown you computer is: shutdown [switches] It is rather simple, but you have to use the following switches: -s Performs shutdown. -t xxx Performs selected action after xxx seconds. -c “comment” Displays […]

Command Prompt: Files

This is a continuation of the CMD tutorial. Read part 1 about looks here, and part 2 about folders here.   1. Moving Files After using “cd” and “dir”, you might need to move adocument from your Desktop to your USB Flash Drive. Here’s how, assuming you are in your Desktop: move filename.ext c:\usb-drive-name Notice, […]

Command Prompt: Folders

To the code! Finally! Now you’re ready to learn CMD. You can read the first part about looks here. 1. Changing Folders When you open CMD, you’ll probably see this first… Microsoft Windows [Version x.x.xxxx] Copyright (c) xxxx Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\Your-User-Name> …or something like that.   To change the folder after C:\, […]

Command Prompt: Cosmetics

This tutorial will teach you all about changing the looks of Command Prompt.   Opening Command Prompt Command Prompt (or CMD) is a like the Terminal of Windows. It allows you to do OS level programming with less knowledge about programming. To open it, simply search “CMD.”   Changing Cosmetics No matter what, you have to make […]