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Chapter 5. Working with the Command Prompt > Using Command Prompt Commands

Using Command Prompt Commands

Using commands, you can list directories, copy data, delete files, copy disks, display shared resources on the network, start a network service, copy directory trees, and much, much more. You can use most MS-DOS 6.x commands and any of the Windows NT commands at the prompt. You can even connect to a UNIX system computer using TCP/IP utilities.

A command is the name of a file that contains instructions for the computer. When you choose File, Open in a Windows application, for example, you've issued a command, and Windows carries it out. You're doing the same thing at the command prompt; however, you're entering the entire command that Windows would normally fill in for you.


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