Windows ® 98 Command Prompt
Windows® 98 Command Prompt
Windows® 98 is the first one among Windows® operating system series to reach a range of people. It has plenty of enhancements when compared with the other operating systems. It also features an enhanced shell window. The reason for a shell window was to support users who were used to executing commands in DOS®. The command prompt feature in Windows® 98 is a very powerful tool from which users can execute commands supported by the operating system. In addition to a few old MS-DOS® commands, the Windows® 98 command prompt supports some additional commands. You can execute any DOS® based and Windows® based programs form the command prompt. A number of applications can run using the prompt commands.
The following points include comprehensive information on command prompts in Windows® 98:
- Typing the filename directly
- Using the ‘Start’ command
- Other Useful Commands
Typing the filename directly
First, you should run the command prompt. To open the command prompt window, click on ‘START’ and ‘Run’. Type “cmd” and click ‘OK’. You should first change the current directory to the directory containing the executable file using the CD command. Once you are at the desired directory, you can type the name of the executable file directly onto the command prompt. The program will start running. Instead of changing the current directory to the directory containing the file, you can directly type the entire path of the executable file.
Using the ‘Start’ command
Alternative to typing the name of the executable file, you can make use of the ‘Start’ command. The syntax of the start command is start
There are a number of important commands. “Ipconfig” displays information related to your network. “Attrib” is used to change the attributes of the files. “Move” command moves files from one directory to another. “Find” command displays the files containing a particular search string. Furthermore, “Ping” command is used to find whether a connection exists to a particular host or not.