Command Prompt

How to use command-line apps like the Command Prompt from Windows, Linux Bash, Telnet, and similar tools.

34 keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10’s Command Prompt

We bet that most, if not all the power users and geeks out there love to use the Command Prompt It's the one-stop go-to whenever you want to issue commands in a text-based form, and it's also one of the best ways to issue administrative commands The good news is that, in Windows 10,...

5 ways to open Command Prompt when Windows doesn’t boot

The Command Prompt is a powerful tool that can be used for many purposes, including troubleshooting and fixing problems with Windows Starting it is easy if Windows is working correctly, but what do you do when Windows refuses to load How do you "boot" to Command Prompt (cmdexe)...

14 ways to open Command Prompt in Windows 10

Geeks and IT professionals love the Command Prompt (CMD), and for good reason: it allows you to do many administrative tasks with ease We think that it is a good idea to make a list of all the fourteen methods we know for opening Command Prompt, so that you can choose what suits you...

3 ways to change the IP address in Windows 10

Have you ever wondered how you can change the IP address in Windows 10 Do you want to learn how to do it from Windows 10's Settings app or the Control Panel Maybe you're a command-line fan, and want to learn how to change the IP address in Windows 10 using CMD (Command Prompt) or...

Reset PowerShell and CMD to their default settings

After you work for a while with the Command Prompt or PowerShell, you are likely to end up customizing the way they look After all, by default, their looks and colors look quite dull for many You might change the font, its size, the color of the background, and other things What do...

How to count the files in a folder using PowerShell, CMD, or File Explorer

There are times when you need to know exactly how many files or folders are stored inside a certain folder Whether for work or your own statistics, if you have a Windows device, there are quite a few ways to find this information So, if you've ever wondered how to count the number...

How to export the directory tree of a folder in Windows

Did you ever need to export the entire directory tree from a particular folder Did you need to get a text or Excel document that lists all the files and folders inside a specific folder from your computer into a hierarchical structure We had this need when we were trying to create a...

What is the Command Prompt (CMD)?

The Command Prompt or CMD is the bane of many Windows users Most people don't understand what it is, and, unless they really have to use it, they try to avoid it Also, most of those who read our tutorials about the Command Prompt on Digital Citizen are either students that have to...

Command Prompt (CMD) – 8 network commands you should know

Command Prompt proved itself to be one of the best tools for running basic commands that allow you to work with files and folders from Windows However, the Command Prompt is much more powerful than just that You can take things to the next level by running more than just a few...

How to work with files, folders and apps in Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10

The addition of the Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 came as a surprise for many, us included Although it is a tool intended to be used mainly by developers, regular users seem to be interested in this feature too We thought it would make sense if we show you how to run...

How do I get the Windows Subsystem for Linux?

It's been a while since Microsoft declared its love for Linux, and, at first, it felt strange to see Windows 10 embrace the Tux penguin However, the fact that Windows 10 can run native Linux applications directly, without having to resort to using virtual machines, is proof of...

View system information and manage processes from CMD or PowerShell

The easiest way to view information about your computer is to use Windows graphical tools such as Task Manager or System Information However, some people prefer to use the Command Prompt or PowerShell for, well, almost anything If you're wondering how to get system info in CMD...

4 ways to create random dummy files with a specific size in Windows

While most regular users might have issues understanding the need to create random dummy files of a specific size, geeks, software developers, and power users know why such files can come in handy sometimes You can use dummy files to figure out if there are any bad sectors on your...

How to customize the Command Prompt (cmd) in Windows 10

The Command Prompt is a powerful tool, and we enjoy using it However, it does look somewhat boring and unfriendly The good news is that you can customize Command Prompt aspects according to your needs and preferences, including its appearance and color scheme This tutorial shows you...

How to make PowerShell and the Command Prompt transparent

If you frequently use the Command Prompt or PowerShell, you may be tired of their opaque app windows They are functional, useful, but also dull Another issue is that when you work in a busy office, people can easily see what you type, due to their opacity If you are a Windows 10...

How to use diskpart, chkdsk, defrag and other disk-related commands

One of the easiest and most straightforward ways to manage your disks is to use the Disk Management tool from Windows But hey, Disk Management is a visual tool and some of us like command-based interfaces a whole lot more That is why we thought it would be a great idea to see how...