Chapter 2. Basic Rules When Using the Command Prompt

This chapter provides information and commands concerning the following topics:

Using uppercase or lowercase

Using quotes to enclose spaces

Understanding variables

Understanding switches

Understanding wildcards

Getting help

Using Uppercase or Lowercase

In almost all instances, you can enter commands as uppercase letters, lowercase letters, or a combination of the two. In other words, the following commands are all interpreted the same:


Documentation and help files commonly show the first letter of a command as uppercase, and when a one-word command comprises two words, such documentation ...

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