Command-line / Command Prompt / CMD Commands

The commands sent to the Windows Command Prompt are commonly referred to as "Command-line commands.", "Command Prompt commands", or “CMD commands”.

Command-line commands text-based instructions that users enter into the Windows Command Prompt (cmd.exe) to interact with the operating system, perform tasks, and execute various operations.

Windows Command Prompt

The Windows Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd, is the default command-line interpreter for the Microsoft Windows

How to Open the Windows Command Prompt

  1. Enter windows key+S on your keyboard.

  2. Enter cmd in the search field.

  3. To run the command prompt:

    • with standard user rights, click Command Prompt.

    • with administrator rights, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.