What is Windows Command prompt | Definition and its use

What is Windows Command prompt | Definition and its use

What is Windows Command prompt | Definition and its use

Windows Command Prompt is a text-based input mechanism that allows users to control the computer using commands.

In the 1980s, The early computers came with a command-line interface(CLI) only. there is no GUI interface. The best example for a Command-line interface operating system is Ms-Dos operating system.

In Linux operating system still now command line (CLI or Terminal) is most important part.

In Windows, a Command-line interface is called a Command Prompt and in Linux, it’s called a Terminal.

Uses of Windows Command Prompt

  • Command prompt is the most powerful interface. you can control the complete operating system using it.
  • You can also do some functions which are not available in GUI
  • You can also automate some using Batch files.
  • You can do some work fastly and efficiently through the command line instead of GUI.