5 basic windows command you must know

Use your command prompt in windows to perform functions

Find the IP Address of your PC or Desktop using a command prompt

1. Open the command prompt by pressing "Windows+R" and type "cmd" in the box and hit enter, your command prompt will be opened.



run windows, command prompt

2. Type "ipconfig" and hit enter, you will all the details such as IP address, default gateway, subnet mask, etc.


run windows, command prompt

Find all the tasks running on your computer.


Type "tasklist" and hit enter


Create a new folder anywhere on the computer

1. Open command prompt and type

"cd _location where you want to create the new folder_" and then hit enter

This is basically to change the directory

2. Type "mkdir _name of the folder_" and hit enter, your new folder will be created.


Read the text files without opening it


1. Type "cd _location where the text file is stored_" and hit enter.

2. Type "type _name of the file_.txt", the extension should be as per the file you want to read, hit enter.


Change the color of your command prompt

Type "color red" in the command prompt.(Here the color name doesn't;t matter)



You will get a list of colors with their codes, for example, if you want the color to be yellow you'll type "color 6" and the colors of the command prompt will be changed to yellow.








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