In this post, we will show you some command prompt tricks you didn’t know about.
A command prompt is basically a command line interpreter designed to solve basic problems or perform admin functions. It is also known as CMD, or it’s filename, CMD.exe and it usually available in most Windows OS.
The command prompt works when you input a command line, it is interpreted and your desired function is done.
Confidential Command Prompt Tricks
Here are some Command Prompt tricks you might have never heard of. Be sure to read and try it out.
- Open The Command Prompt From Any Location
You can open the command prompt from any folder location. Press down Shift then right click. Select “Open Command Window Here” from the box that appears and your done.
- Run As Administrator
You can right click on the CMD then select run as administrator to open the window as an administrator.
- Change CMD Window Font Color
You can do this by typing “color” and typing the code next to it. Type “color z” to get all color codes.
- View Your Computer is IP Address
Open Command Prompt and type”ipconfig/all”, your IP address will be returned as well as a host of other network information.
- Find A Website’s IP address
Find the IP address for any website by entering ping followed by website url. For example “ping www.secureblitz.com”.
- Know More About Your Computer
No need for searching on Google, know about your System by typing “systeminfo” in the Command Prompt.
- Open Command Prompt From Run
This can be done by typing Windows+R Keys, then typing cmd.
- Enable Quick Edit Mode
Quick edit mode is important if you’d want to copy text in the CMD window. Open the CMD settings, select “properties” and check “Quick Edit Mode”.
- Paste Text To CMD Window
Right click on the CMD interface and select Paste from the resulting menu.
- Create Wi-Fi Hotspot
You can create Wi-Fi connection on your computer if it’s supported. You’ll need to be logged in as an administrator. Type “NETSH WLAN” without quotes.
- Get Help
Type “help” into the Command prompt to get help.
- Check Command History
You can check a history of all your previous commands. Press F7 on the Command window to see.
- Auto Completion for Commands
Forgot that command? Type the first letter and hit tab button. Several command key suggestions will appear.
- Aborting A Command
You can abort a command simply by pressing Ctrl-C.
- Exiting the Command Prompt
To leave the CMD window, type exit in the CMD.
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