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Here is a little "trick" to impress your friends in Command Prompt. It just makes your command prompt show up like it is the Matrix theme, and continually pressing enter helps it make even cooler!

I learned this a few years ago, and I decided to make it into an Instructable. I love to go to Computer stores, like Circuit City, or Costco, and put this up on the screen.

It is funny to see people's faces when they walk by, and the screen says:

"Welcome to the Matrix"
 
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Step 1: Materials

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What do I need to conquer the Matrix?

  • Any Windows Model with Command Prompt
  • The "run" module in your start menu
  • Keyboard
  • The Power of the Matrix

Step 2: Opening Command Prompt

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Once you have "run" open. Type in "cmd" in the text box.

Then click OK, and the wonderful black dialog box of DOS should appear.

If you are at school, and your "run" command is disabled, please refer to last step to find a secondary way to open up command prompt.

Step 3: Typing it all in

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Ok, so now you have Command Prompt open, it is now time to type in what we want.

To clear the Microsoft Windows Copyright above the C:\Documents and Settings, just type in "cls"

  • cls means to clear screen.

So now, you should be left with C:\Documents and Settings\(Name of User>_

Next, type in the word "prompt".

After prompt, put a space, and start to type Welcome to the Matrix. To make sure the the saying is not overlapping to the next line, you have to type:

  • Welcome to the Matrix Welcome to the Matrix Welcome to the Matrix Welcome to the

As you can see, I did not add Matrix to the last phrase. I did this because it keeps it from running onto the next line.

Type it as you see it above.

Once you type it all in, press Enter. And move on to the next step.

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minijc2 years ago
@echo off
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this is much better
enter into note pad AND SAVE AS .bat or it will not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did this... got a !@#$load of stuff flash up and then it just closed before I could see what it even was... I think I saw Bleach and DeathNote mentioned??

Tried typing pause after the code, but didn't work.

What is the aim/point of this code? I just don't get it .-_-

dude, it just reads out the contents of the directories on your computer. if you saw bleach and deathnote that's because you have bleach and deathnote on your pc

hang on... is this code going through everything on the computer or something?
Spicer__6 years ago
is there anyway to make it so tht it looks like it does in the movie? like: "Wake up neo . . . follow the white rabbit" ?????
@echo off
echo Wake up Neo...
pause
echo Follow the white rabbit....

etc...
Anything written after pause does not come up for me. After 'pause' I get 'Press any key to continue' then it closes... :(
Brennn10 (author)  Spicer__6 years ago
Well, the only other way I know is by typing a new prompt phrase. You could type prompt Wake up Neo, Follow the white Rabbit, Wake up Neo, Follow the White Rabbit and continue pressing enter. You could make a few lines of one prompt, stop and make another prompt phrase, and another to make it look a little different.
but could u write the code for me bcuz i hav like no knowledge of batch files lol
Brennn10 (author)  Spicer__6 years ago
Well just follow the directions.
Here are the steps:

  • Open command prompt
  • type in cls
  • type in prompt
  • After you type in prompt, type in:
Wake up Neo, Follow the White Rabbit, Wake up Neo, Follow the White Rabbit

  • press enter
all cls does is clears the screen
may want to add a $g to the end of that so you get the > at the end of the line... ive changed my prompt to words before and forgot that and they kind of ran together. oh, and for information on anyone that does that and wants to change it back, type prompt $p$g
I made a nice exe file a while a go in pascal that does just that... If you're willing to trust me that It's not a virus, just reply here and I'll get it to you... Alternatly I can just post the source somewhere... J.K.
you can use this as a delay before it executes the next line
ping localhost -n 4 >> null
the value after -n is the number of pings (each ping is roughly one second)
thinks but my tech admin blocked all use of cmd prompt you would not know how to get past is without hacking would you and thinks for the echo code cooldog and twenglish1
aye man ive got admin restrictions at my school this may work no guarantees but the way i bypass it:
right click on the desktop select new text document
then you type (command.com) without the parentheses
then you save the file to the desktop and make sure that when you save the file you save it as .bat instead of.txt
it will show up on your desktop and you open it just like you would any other application and command prompt should open
make at home and save it onto a memory stick !!!!
just go to accesories and find command prompt/cmd
If you have Microsoft Word 2007, enable the developer tab.
Under 'Code' , Click on Macros.
enter the macro name as 'hi'

When it opens, on the left, double click on the document you opened on Microsoft (i.e. Document 1)
Then, type this in:
Sub hi()
Shell ("command.com")
End Sub

Click Play.
thank you sir .... that's awsum one...:)
if you were comenting on my code thanks
Podhob3 years ago
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if you want to know real hacking send me a message
If you hold alt and press enter it goes full screen.
SAIYAN_53 years ago
this s cool...
XionII4 years ago
This may have been pointed out, but pressing Alt+Enter makes cmd fullscreen.
Filling the screen up with "The Matrix Has You..." in full screen is fun too. Thanks for sharing this fun trick!
butch123 XionII3 years ago
thanks thats the info i needed,mine wouldnt go full screen...nice one for adding that comment.andy.
XionII XionII4 years ago
oh... that was pointed out just a few posts below. Whoops, and sorry for doublepost.
Illuminati6 years ago
So is there a way to keep that prompt every time you use cmd?
yes you just need to add a REG_SZ to the registry here .. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor\ Call it AutoRun and put the prompt command in the Value data. for more info "cmd /?"
where can I find more info on registry and cmd prompt?
Eddbot6 years ago
awesome dude, that would freak out anyone that wasn't a nerd/gamer
Brennn10 (author)  Eddbot6 years ago
Yea, it was fun doing it at Costco because people seemed to be amazed at such a simple doing. I love making little tricks in public places because the people's reactions are priceless.
as long as they dont hit ctrl+C er ctrl+S _ weee
what does that do?
it halts or pauses the process.
zombiefire4 years ago
just flashes on and off
monkeys984 years ago
this did not work at all for me i tried it so many times
thanks a lot brother
its really very helpfull
rko167%4 years ago
you are a master mine genuis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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