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Windows command line

The Windows command line (or DOS command-line) on Microsoft Windows also has commands you can type at a prompt.





Customisation




Demo in lecture




Demos

  1. cls (like UNIX clear)

  2. cd (works like in UNIX)

  3. cd (with no argument) (is like UNIX pwd)

  4. find (like grep)
    find "Henry" home.html
    


Wildcards

  1. File wildcards work. Go into "richardii" and try:
    find "Ireland" *.html
    
    Lists all files plus matches. Lists files even if they have no matches.

  2. Some directory wildcards work.
    From the home Shakespeare directory:
    cd macb*
    

  3. Some directory wildcards don't work.
    From the home Shakespeare directory, this works:
    find "Ireland" richardii\*.html
    
    but this does not work:
    find "Ireland" *\*.html
    
  4. You can get around this by writing a batch file with a FOR loop.




Reference





Windows batch files





More powerful Windows command-lines


PowerShell


bash on Windows 10


Other scripting



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