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5 Cool CMD Commands You Should Know

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Windows Command Prompt might look like a black and white window. But, those who are familiar to command prompt know the power of Command Prompt and use different cool command hacks and tricks.

To make your Windows Command Prompt experience better, we are going to tell you about some useful Command Prompt tricks that’ll save some extra clicks and time.


How to use Command Prompt in Windows?

The users who don’t know, you can fire up the command prompt by typing CMD in Windows Search. Right-click on Command Prompt to run it as an administrator.

Alternatively, you can also open Run (Windows + R) > type cmd and press enter.


1 : Command History

  • By this command, you can track down your command history. This will use when you are trying to look for some command that you’ve used in the past, but can’t remember.

doskey /history

cmd history

2 : Run Multiple Commands

  • If you need to run two commands after another, you can do so easily. You need to put “&&” between each command and save some time. For example, here’s how to run ipconfig and paint.

ipconfig && mspaint

CMD multi command

3 : See PC Driver List

  • By using this command, you can see all the drivers installed on your computer. You need to run the driverquery command, and you will see a list of all the drivers along with their name, type, and other information.


CMD driver list driverquery

4 : Send output to clipboard

  • You might have felt the need to save the output of a command? People use copy and paste. By using this command you can send the command’s output to the clipboard. Here’s how to send the ipconfig information:

ipconfig | clip

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CMD clipboard

CMD clipboard

5 : Abort any Command

  • This Windows CMD trick comes to rescue when you have pressed the enter key and you need to stop the command in its tracks? To do it, you need to do a Ctrl+C. However, it isn’t a magic trick that can undo an undoable thing.

Ctrl + C


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