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This post explains how to shutdown windows 10 computer from command line. You will also learn how to cancel a shutdown issued from either from CMD or from GUI. Do the following to shutdown from CMD. Open command prompt(Open run, type in 'cmd' and press enter). Execute the below command shutdown /s This displays a message in [...]

This post explains how to view and delete DNS cache on the local machine from command prompt. The DNS resolver cache stores the IP addresses for the websites recently visited from this computer. The cache entries can be retrieved using the below command. ipconfig /displaydns Example: C:\>ipconfig /displaydns Windows IP Configuration www.windows-commandline.com ---------------------------------------- Record Name [...]

In Windows, one can share files to other users in the same network using SMB protocol. We can disable sharing of a folder/drive from command prompt using net share command. Open elevated windows command prompt and run the below command. C:\>net share Share name Resource Remark ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- C$ C:\ Default share IPC$ Remote IPC ADMIN$ [...]

This article shows how to disable Wireless network connection(WiFi) on a windows system from command line. We can also find the status of network connections, check if they are connected or disconnected. Open elevated administrator command prompt and run the below command netsh interface set interface name="Wireless Network Connection" admin=DISABLED After running the command, you [...]

If you are running some application or downloading something on your system, and it's going to take a while, do you want to just wait on that to be completed before you go away? Would not it be nice to have the system shutdown automatically after all your tasks are done? This post shows exactly [...]

If you have installed MinGW tools on your system and are trying to run gcc from command prompt, you might get this error - 'gcc' is not recognized as an internal or external command. This post explains how we can fix this problem once for all. The first step is to check what all you [...]

How to open command prompt

This post explains how to open a command prompt on any Windows system. Irrespective of whether you are using Windows 7 / Windows 10 / Windows 8, all the below explained methods should work. For that matter, it should just work fine in the version that would succeed windows 10(command prompt has not changed from [...]

Chrome can be launched from Run window by running 'chrome' command. If you need to launch it from command prompt, we can run 'start chrome' Note that 'chrome' command works only from Run and it can't be used from CLI. C:\>chrome 'chrome' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch [...]

This post explains how to create files with unique names from batch files.  We would need this when we are running some script which writes data into files and each time you need to name the file uniquely so that there's no conflict with the previously created files. One commonly used technique for unique names [...]

How to find large files

In Windows, if one wants to find which files are consuming most of the space on the disk, it can be found easily using explorer. Just sort list of the files based on the size attribute. But what if we need to find the large sized files from command line? How can we do this? [...]