Chapter 9. Windows Commands and Scripting

The Windows Command Prompt

The Windows GUI is fine for the casual user, but for tasks that you have to perform over and over every day, the Command Prompt window just might be your best friend. Visualize the difference between a hunt-and-peck typist and a Mavis Beacon summa cum laude graduate. That’s the difference between someone who uses only the GUI, and someone who knows how and when to take advantage of Windows’ command-line interface. After you’ve learned how to use command-line tools and memorized the basics, you’ll find that you can type a command much more quickly than you can take your hands off the keyboard, grab the mouse, and navigate through endless menus.

If you don’t believe me, do an experiment: ...

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