How to call the command line?

Andrey Kim
Andrey Kim
March 25, 2015
How to call the command line?

If you are an active PC user, then, trying to solve this or that problem, you must have come across a recommendation of the type - "Open the command line and ...". But what is this command line, and how to call it on different systems?

Let's figure it out.

What is the command line?

The command line is a special program that allows you to directly communicate between the user and the operating system. The command line interface looks very simple, if not primitive - it’s just a black screen, at the top of which is some information about the system, and below, the user can write this or that command.

How to call the command line: Windows XP and Windows 7

Through the command "Run"

  1. Click the "Start" menu.
  2. Press "Run"
  3. In the window that appears, type "cmd" and click "OK."

Using the start menu

  1. Open the “Start” menu, then “All Programs”.
  2. Select the "Standard" section.
  3. In the "Standard" section, click "Command Prompt." Done!

"Hot" combination

  1. Press the key combination Win + R.
  2. In the window that appears, specify "cmd", click OK.

Through Total Commander

  1. Open the Total Commander program.
  2. At the bottom of the main window of the program there is a line in which the user can enter data, enter "cmd" into it and press Enter.

How to invoke command prompt: Windows 8

In Windows 8, you can invoke the command line using the Win + R key combination, as well as the following:

  1. Right-click on an empty space on the desktop - an additional panel will appear, one of the elements of which will be the "All Applications" section, click on it.
  2. In the window that appears, find the item "Command line" and click on it with the left mouse button.

Also in Windows 8 you can work with the command line through Total Commander.