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 PowerShell? Read on and find out how all of these are done in Windows 10:
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 you do if you want to reset PowerShell to its default settings and colors? Can you reset Command Prompt's (cmd) colors and settings? Unfortunately, there's no "Restore console default" button available anywhere!
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 of files in a directory, read on. Here are four methods for counting the elements found inside a folder, in Windows 10, using File Explorer, PowerShell, and the Command Prompt:
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 document that was supposed to be a summary of all the Word documents and Excel spreadsheets we had stored inside a folder. It was at that time that we asked ourselves a couple of questions. Can you automatically export a folder's structure to Excel? Is there a DOS tree command that outputs to a file?
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 Microsoft's new strategy of embracing other ecosystems. Strange times we're living in, right? Were you expecting to see Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, and the likes, running natively in Windows 10?
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 (Command Prompt), or if you want to learn how to manage running processes from the command line, read on. We're going to show how you can do all of these things:
There are times when you need to compare two files and check whether their content is different. In some situations, you could just open the two files and look through their contents, like when you want to compare two pictures or two text files. However, that's a rather tedious task to perform, and you might miss small differences, like a slight change in tint on a photo, or a phrase in a text file. That's why it is good to know a few methods to programmatically compare the contents of two files, using software instead of your senses.
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 hard drive, to test network speed, or to ensure that files on your computer or device are deleted beyond recovery. Regardless of your reasons, here are four ways to create such files in any modern version of Windows:
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 user, one neat little personalization that you can perform is to make them transparent to the level you want. This can make them more visually appealing to you, and also more difficult to see by people walking around your computer.
While many casual users know about the Command Prompt, only a few have heard about Windows PowerShell. PowerShell is a much more powerful tool than the Command Prompt. It is also intended to replace the Command Prompt, as it delivers more power and control over the Windows operating system. That's why we decided to get a taste of PowerShell and explain to all our readers what this tool is, why it is so powerful and who tends to use it more often. Let's see what PowerShell is and what you can do with it: