How to call the command line?

If you are an active PC user, then, tryingto solve this or that problem, you, for certain, faced the recommendation of type - "Open a command line and ...". But what exactly is this command line, and how to call it on different systems?

Let's understand.

What is the command line?

The command line is a special program,which allows direct communication between the user and the operating system. The command line interface is very simple, not to say primitive - it's just a black screen, the top of which contains some information about the system, and below, the user can write one or the other team.

How to invoke the command line: Windows XP and Windows 7

Through the command "Execute"

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Press the "Run" button
  3. In the appeared window write "cmd" and press "OK".

Using the "Start" menu

  1. Open the "Start" menu, then click "All Programs".
  2. Select the "Standard" section.
  3. In the "Standard" section, click "Command Prompt". Done!

Hot Combination

  1. Press the Win + R key combination.
  2. In the window that appears, specify "cmd", click OK.

By Total Commander

  1. Open the program Total Commander.
  2. At the bottom of the main program window there is a line in which the user can enter data, enter "cmd" into it and press Enter.

How to invoke the command line: Windows 8

In Windows 8, you can call the command line using the Win + R key combination, as well as the following:

  1. Right-click on an empty spot on the desktop - an additional panel will appear, one of the elements of which will be the "All applications" section, click on it.
  2. In the window that appears, find the "Command line" item and click on it with the left mouse button.

Also in Windows 8 you can work with the command line through Total Commander.

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