Introduction: CMD Tricks
Recently I posted another CMD (command prompt) About a star wars IV trick so I decided to post some more.
CMD is a handy tool to transport files, copy, delete and more.
This instructable is just a guide and list of possibilities of CMD
Step 1: Help Command
help and /? command
The help command shows all the commands and a small description.
/? goes after a space of a certain command and shows a in depth description
Step 2: Customize the Color
Changes the color of background and text
Once again there are two commands
color set and color *
color set shows the list of background and letter colors
and color * (* certain colors) sets the color
first look at the list and type in color*
my favorite is "color a"
Is not permanent
Step 3: Change the Title
This one changes the command (on the top left corner)
only one command this time (hooray!)
the command is "title*" (*=what you want the title to be)
Is not pernament
Step 4: Abort
Abort command will cancel any command that is loading
Press ctrl c to cancel
Step 5: History
With this handy command you will be able to see the command history for you current session
Simply press F7 to display the list of commands entered during the current session.To run the previously entered command press F3. To run any command from the history list by it’s number, press F9 and type the command number
Step 6: Remote Shutdown
Remotely shutdown any computer on your network. It will most likely not work in offices or schools (due to security), but should work on home networks.
"shutdown.exe -i" to open a new tab that will remotely shutdown a computer on your network.
Select the computer, decide whether to restart or shutdown, and dialog box
Step 7: Change Name
If your bored with what the beggining name you can change that.
"prompt*" (*=what you want the change to be)
Step 8: Clear All Commands
To clear the entire scree but does not change colors or names
"cls" to clear all commands
Step 9: Exit
To quickly exit the cmd
"exit" to exit cmd