Excellent article! My only suggestion ... put a .pdf file with all of this that can be easily downloaded .....
TIP to everyone: You can create your own PDF when necessary by right clicking on a web page and selecting PRINT as long as you have a PDF Printer device installed. Many programs will allow you to install them (PDF Editors / Viewers, Quicken, etc.) or do a google search to find one.
I have saved this article into a PDF file that you can download (if I did it right).
Also, as another tip, I had to use uBlock (my Ad Blocker) to block some elements on this article's webpage first (ads making the PDF longer, banners that kept showing on every page and covering the 1st few lines of each page, links to other stories that aren't needed in the PDF, etc.) to get the PDF to come out nice and concise. Then I unblocked the items so as to put the TechSpot webpages back to normal.
Fantastic article... for those who are going to post, "I knew about all of these before" - go troll somewhere else
While I did know about a bunch - there were many I had no idea even existed... like the list of "F" key functions.... and the personal hotspot commands.
Great article, but I would urge GREAT caution before adding the TELNET service to your system - it is VERY vulnerable to attack, and there are malicious sites port scanning your router frequently, to look for port 23 being open!!
Did not bother to read, I would say everything could be done easier via powershell, cmd should be killed of why people keep resurrecting this memento of ancient times.
timeout /t #
...where "#" is the number of seconds you want to pause before continuing.
This is helpful if you "start" a program, but need the CLI to wait until it's loaded before sending the next command.
start /b "someapp.exe"
timeout /t 20
Client software doesn't listen on designated ports to be able to run; server software has that responsibility. Server software and client software always comes separately.Great article, but I would urge GREAT caution before adding the TELNET service to your system - it is VERY vulnerable to attack, and there are malicious sites port scanning your router frequently, to look for port 23 being open!!
Ikr, a lot of people talk about software without understanding it.You don't need the Telnet service, only the Telnet client, and they're enabled separately.
Here I’d disagree with you. PowerShell is a full-blown programming language that does way more advanced things than you can do via the command prompt... Also a majority of commands from the command prompt is compatible with PowerShell. The original commands are verbose which is helpful with writing more readable code but you don’t have to use those (comparison here). Even the language syntax has shortcuts for things like iterations and loops (ie. (ls)[0..4].Name gets the first 5 alphabetic filenames of the current directory).Powershell is awful. I do use it often because I have to, but I never liked it. It is slow, clunky and for more advanced stuff you usually have to type 2, 3 or even 4 times as much to achieve the same results from the command prompt. Long live the Command Prompt!