There are unlimited possibilities to cmd can be used, but to keep things simple in this post we will focus on six useful dos commands which I believe every one of us should know about.
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As the name suggests this command gives you everything you need to know about the system. If you are working on a new computer, then this command will tell you everything about it from its ram, processor, current O.s, computer name and much more.
Open the command prompt and type the following command and then hit enter.
This is the most used network command. This command is used to find the important system information like Ip address, default gateway and Mac address of your computers.
How to find mac address
Open cmd and type the following command and then look for wireless Lan adapter and look for the physical address.
3. Tasklist and Tasklist
This command is similar to task manager; it displays a complete list of all the process.
How to use this command
Open the command prompt and type the following command and you will get the complete list of task that is running on your system.
With task kill command, you can kill the process directly.
There are two ways of doing that; I will show you how to do it with the image name.
How to kill task using task kill command in cmd
Open the command prompt and type the following command to close the notepad window.
taskkill /im notepad.exe
4. Ping and tracert
With ping command, you can find the IP address of any website and even test your internet speed.
For more on ping visit my post how to test your internet speed using ping. Tracert shows the complete path from information takes from your computer to specify the website. The most useful command to find out where the website is unreachable and where it is then at which point the connection fails.
Open the command prompt and type
This command shows the hierarchical representation of the files on your drives.
How to use this command?
Navigate to the directory and type tree.
Open the command prompt. And navigate to the desired directory using cd command and type tree and hit enter.
This one is my favorite Command. If you are watching a movie, remotely listening to the song. Using this command, you can set the timer to set your computer to self-restart or shutdown
How to set timer shutdown using cmd
To shut down after 1 hour
shutdown -s -t 3600
To restart after 1 hour
shutdown -r -t 3600
These are few DOS commands that I most useful, which one is your favorite from this, or do you like some other commands that were not mentioned in this post. Shout out your thought in the comments. I would love to hear your response.