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This article needs additional citations for verification. Command Prompt on Windows 10 RTM. Command Prompt, also known as cmd. Command Prompt interacts with the user through a command-line interface. In Windows, this interface is implemented through Win32 console. Command Prompt may take advantage of features available to native programs of its own platform.
In Windows, Command Prompt is compatible with COMMAND. 2, errors are reported in the chosen language of the system, their text being taken from the system message files. The HELP command can then be issued with the error message number to obtain further information. Supports using of arrow keys to scroll through command history. This function was only available to COMMAND.
Adds command-line completion for file and folder paths. There are special characters in Command Prompt and COMMAND. The caret character forces the command line processor to interpret them literally. DOS idioms that made using control structures hard and complex.
The extensions can be disabled, providing a stricter compatibility mode. COM only supports calling external batch files. The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft. Windows 2000 delayed environment variable expansion”. An A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command line”. This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. This section needs expansion with: general description, examples and additional citations.