The Windows Command Prompt, which is the proper name of the Windows command line interface, is still wildly popular. Did you know that more than 1.5 million Google searches are performed each month related to Command Prompt commands? It is estimated that more than 2.5 million total searches are performed across all search engines. This shows a lot of interest in the windows command line and this site is here to help you learn and master each and every command.
The point is that the Windows command line is alive and well. The good news for those who may be old hats with the Disk Operating System (DOS) of years gone by is that the majority of the DOS commands still work in the Windows command line. In fact, the Command Prompt (which is launched with the CMD.EXE program) looks just like the old DOS interface.
In addition, you can still create batch files at the windows command line. These batch files still support the GOTO command and other logic constructions to create advanced scripts for automation of administration tasks. And, yes, you can still find programs that will compile the batch file into an executable so that others cannot easily tamper with your logic.
Now, if you’re completely new to the text-based interfaces, that’s no problem. This site will get you up to speed quickly. Here at WindowsCommandLine.com, we are building a site that will teach you how to use every single command that comes with every version of Windows from Windows XP through to Windows 7 and even those commands that are only on the Windows Server platform. You’ll also learn about batch file programming, interacting with the command line and configuring the Command Prompt application to your liking.
UPDATE: Windows 10 enhanced the command prompt even further, it is not going away. Starting in Windows 10, you can FINALLY use CTRL+C and CTRL+V to copy and past in the command prompt. In the Properties for the command prompt on the Options tab, simply enable the “Enable Ctrl key shortcuts” option to use this new feature. You can also adjust the opacity of the command prompt window now. More than 280 total commands are there and Microsoft, by enhancing them and the command prompt itself is showing that its not going anywhere. You should master the command prompt if you want to be a master tech! For this reason, we’ve developed Tom Carpenter’s Windows Command Prompt Master Class that takes you from beginner to expert with the command prompt lightning fast.