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Windows 7: Trivial Tricks - Some less known Command Prompt features

20 Sep 2014   #11

Windows 10 Pro

Very nice thanks!
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20 Sep 2014   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

Thanks Kari. I don't care what you want, I'm going to rep you any way, so you may as well make it into a tut. I really wish you would, for easy access when I need it. fantastic work. I imagine you know a lot more tricks than this that would help most of us out. Many thanks. That's what Reps are supposed to be for. Someone who posts something that helps someone out. You've helped a lot of us out.
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20 Sep 2014   #13

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Might be trivial,
But allot of people don't know right click dragging offers options copy to/ move to/ create shortcut to/ and my personal favorite Cancel
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20 Sep 2014   #14
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Nice info, thank you.
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20 Sep 2014   #15


Our admin John (z3r010) reminded me of an awesome example of how much and what can be done with command line. Our own DM Log Collector, a batch tool used to collect required information to help members with BSOD and crashes is completely created using command line tool. If interested in learning batch coding and usage, download the DM Log Collector, open it on a text editor and read it carefully through, it contains several examples of commands available for gathering information. Download (and posting instructions if you ever get an unexplained BSOD): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

I took two gems of the DM Log Collector and added to original post in this thread:
  • List all services, view them as a table in a browser
  • List all installed hardware drivers
See the updated original post .

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21 Sep 2014   #16
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

When I learned the F3 button pastes the last used command, I went searching for the other Fkey usages (assuming at least F1 and F2 had one)

F1: Pastes the last executed command (character by character)

F2: Pastes the last executed command (up to the entered character)

F3: Pastes the last executed command

F4: Deletes current prompt text up to the entered character

F5: Pastes recently executed commands (does not cycle)

F6: Pastes ^Z to the prompt

F7: Displays a selectable list of previously executed commands

F8: Pastes recently executed commands (cycles)

F9: Asks for the number of the command from the F7 list to paste

A Guy
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21 Sep 2014   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | Windows 10 Pro

Nice one Kari
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21 Sep 2014   #18


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
When I learned the F3 button pastes the last used command, I went searching for the other Fkey usages (assuming at least F1 and F2 had one)...
Added these beauties, thanks Bill . I only knew F1, F2 and the F7+F9 combo.
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24 Sep 2014   #19

Windows 7 Pro x64

Beautiful. Though the motherboard specs one made me a little worried when I got "0000" as my model number.
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24 Sep 2014   #20

Windows 7 Pro 32

This is a little OT perhaps since it's more about what you can do with the commands and not the window itself, but hopefully someone finds it useful:

- Create and execute VB script and get the output
- download the source from a web page and do some simple parsing

I've used that in a Tutorial I just created, take a look if you're interested:
VirusTotal + HerdProtect - Check Files with Simultaneously
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