- A command prompt is an input field on a screen that uses text. A prompt is used to initiate an action in this context. A command prompt is a brief text string followed by a blinking cursor. This is where commands are entered.
- The GUI command windows interfaces are robust and straightforward. You can access some tools that aren’t available through your PC through these interfaces. These interfaces allow for greater automation through scripting. It can be challenging to understand the commands.
This article will demonstrate how to change background colors, directory names, titles, and hide/unhide folders using the command prompt.
Change the color of the Command Prompt text?
The following commands can be used to change the color of the Command Window:
Enter help color, then hit Enter. Below are the codes for the colors.
Let's say you want to change the text color to blue. Type color 1 and hit Enter.
You can change the background and foreground colors to red and white by typing "color fc".
If you type color f0 and hit Enter, your command prompt will look something like this:
Change the directory name in the Command Window.
To list codes for special characters, type help prompt.
Next, type prompt [email protected]$G. Your directory name will then be changed.
After prompt Command, your directory will be replaced with the name that you have given.
Let's say that you type prompt [email protected]$G, and your directory will change to [email protected]>
How do I change the title of the command Window?
Type title Mr Robot in Command prompt.
Next, the title of the Command prompt changes from C:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.exe to Mr Robot.
How do I hide folders using a command prompt?
First, let me tell you that you can access the command prompt from the folder by clicking the folder directory and entering cmd. Then press enter.
I created a folder called typos below. To hide it, click on the folder directory. Next, type cmd and hit Enter. The Command window will open.
Next, type Attrib +h +s +r typos, and hit the enter key. Your folder will be hidden.
You will need to type Attrib -h -s -r typos if you want your folder to be found again.
Copy the command outputs to your clipboard.
If you want to copy the output command of any command to the clipboard, then type
Ipconfig | clip and press enter.
You can now paste it wherever you like, e.g., Notepad or Wordpad.
F7 can be used to view the history of commands you’ve used.
How do you make folders that aren’t allowed by Windows?
Let’s say that I want to create a folder called con or aux on my computer. Because these folder names are reserved for Windows, I won’t be allowed to do this.
We’ll make con/aux folders using a trick.
To begin, type cmd in the directory to open the command prompt.
Next, type md\con and press enter to create a folder named con
Next, type md\aux and press enter to create a folder named aux.
How can you see the list of all the programs installed on your computer in the command prompt?
To view all programs installed on your computer
Type wmic product name and hit the Enter key.
You will now be able to see all the programs that are installed on your PC.