Picture of How to start command prompt (complete)
I know Instructables on how to do this are already out there. Don't tell me that, please. I have my reasons for making this. All of the Instructables I have seen out there on how to open command prompt basically only show you one way to do it. I will show you basically all of the ways. If I leave one out, please tell me.

If you are using Mac-OS go right to step 5.

Linux, step 6.

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Step 1: Not even blocked

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If you are doing this from home, command prompt probably won't be blocked. You can go to start, run, and type in cmd. Then press enter or click OK. For those of you who like hotkeys or shortcuts, pressing Ctrl+Esc+R will bring up run also.

P.S. I am assuming you are using a version of Windows if you are even here. I don't think Macs even have command prompt...
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lemonie6 years ago
Macs do have a command prompt (you could have researched that) L
gonturan (author)  lemonie6 years ago
I don't think Macs even have command prompt... Notice that I didn't use an absolute, I knew there was a possibility I was wrong. Would it make you feel better if I took that out?

macs do have cmd but its called terminal

Personally I would have checked, as there are a number of Mac users around here. OS-X has a UNIX-type base so Linux is very similar. If you add Mac OS and Linux your Instructable will be better for it. L
gonturan (author)  lemonie6 years ago
I don't know anything about Mac-OS or Linux. If you would like, I could allow collaboration and add you so you could fill in that part.
I just Googled "Mac OS-X command prompt" to get here rather quickly and easily. You could ask yourcat about Linux., but I guess that it's not too different.

yourcat lemonie6 years ago
Probably not. I use Linux and I like it, but I'm not that good with it.
lemonie yourcat6 years ago
You know how to open the command prompt, surely? L
yourcat lemonie6 years ago
Yeah, but I sure don't know all the ways...
lemonie yourcat6 years ago
I don't think there are many ways. Unless you reboot into console mode, I think your only option is to open a terminal window and there's only the one process for that. L
yourcat lemonie6 years ago
So some way to execute "x-terminal-emulator" (for my system, anyway): from a command line: what's the point? opening the binary from the file manager: good some shortcut: good but NONE of these will help you if you don't have access to the binary.
lemonie yourcat6 years ago
The guy is writing an Instructable on how to open a command-prompt. Can you tell him how to do it in Linux or not? L
yourcat lemonie6 years ago
Yes, but not complete like the title says.
gonturan (author)  yourcat6 years ago
Good enough for me. Consider yourself a collaborator!
OK, I got something up now.

sorry that took so long...
OK... I'm kinda busy right now, but I'll see what I can do.
lemonie yourcat6 years ago
"Complete" is something for gonturan to worry about, the Linux bit may be of some help...

fwjs28 lemonie6 years ago
yess, but not all of the ways....i will admit though, the ible name isn't quite...hrmm...leading? its not misleading just kinda doesn't fit right with what it is....
gonturan (author)  fwjs286 years ago
What do you mean by ible name?
fwjs28 gonturan6 years ago
How to start command prompt comlete....maybe it should be like myltiple ways to open CMD ?
gonturan (author)  fwjs286 years ago
Ummm, it is multiple ways to open CMD. Okay, now you've asked for it... I'm making you a collaborator.
fwjs28 gonturan6 years ago
OOOOO NOOO! ok :)...im just saing, the title should explain ti better...it first sounded like a simple way to open cmd for a noob by a noob(which your not )
gonturan (author)  fwjs286 years ago
Everyone was a noob at some time. I mean, it is impossible not to be. It is just a (rather deragotory) way of saying 'new guy'. Okay, well.. what would be a better title? I mean, I wanted it to be descriptive... And what is an ible name?
fwjs28 gonturan6 years ago
true....an ible name is the name of an instructables..(ible is like a nicknamemaybe multiple ways to open cmd?
lemonie fwjs286 years ago
Help the guy out, or better it? L
(Win-XP user)
gonturan (author)  lemonie6 years ago
Yes? So?
So I don't have recent experience of much else. Last time I used Mac OS-X there was an icon on the "dock" for a terminal window / command prompt, but I can't get you a screen shot. HP-UX was similar, but that system has probably been replaced even if I could go back to where it was... I would add to this, but I lack the necessaries. If I can think of anything I'll let you know (command-line ftp is nagging at me... or maybe that's a separate Instructable?)

gonturan (author)  lemonie6 years ago
It would be seperate unless it involves the starting of command prompt. I didn't even know there was command line FTP, so if you make an instructable for it, be sure to tell me so I can learn about it; it sounds cool.
I might do that. I was trying to remember what it was I was thinking of doing (that) on the bus an hour ago... L
gonturan (author)  gonturan6 years ago
You are a collaborator now lemonie.
like this
@echo Off
goto alarm
ac1D6 years ago
know Instructables on how to do this are already out there. Don't tell me that, please'
Ahah, you seen the spam squad coming!
gonturan (author)  ac1D6 years ago
Spam sucks. And if people start having a "lets see how thin the comments can get" contest, I will do all I can to block things, even if I have to remove this Instructable.
fwjs28 gonturan6 years ago
hrmmm....i wonder if instructables comment system is working....lets see if it can get realllllly thin....
gonturan (author)  fwjs286 years ago
You're so funny I forgot to laugh. I am serious though. If anyone does try to get really thin, I could unpublish this. The really thin comment things are funny once, then just kind of stupid. Have a good day!
. Get a grip. It's a nice iBle, but not so nice that you can use it's presence as blackmail. Delete it for all I care.
he was being a funny jackass...so its ok...lol it would be fun to see if the comments are working....
gonturan (author)  fwjs286 years ago
Sorry if I came across as 'not nice', I wasn't trying to sound nasty. I have a policy of being polite to everyone I don't know. It is just I reeeealy don't want every single comment in my little 'you have comments!' box thing to say things like oooo, loook howe theen da comunt is, it be sqooshed!!XD
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