What is the Windows Command Prompt?

The Windows command line interpreter, also known as Command Prompt, is a text-based interface used in Microsoft Windows operating systems. It allows the user to enter and execute commands from the machine. These commands can be used for a variety of tasks, such as copying or moving files, starting and stopping programs, or displaying system information.

The Command Prompt is particularly useful for advanced users and system administrators who need to automate certain tasks or execute special commands that are not accessible through the Windows graphical user interface (GUI).

To open the Command Prompt, click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen and enter “cmd” into the search bar. Then click on the “Command Prompt” icon that appears in the search results. A black window with a text cursor will appear, where you can enter commands.