Command Line Differences
While NT is certainly GUI based, not al l functions are run through the GUI. Some utilities must be run through the CDI (Command Driven Interface) or text interface.
Windows 9x users would be used to the CDI being Command.com. That is not the preferred method for NT. While Command.com is available in NT, it is 16-bit based and much more limited than NTs (and W2Ks) CDI, which is CMD.EXE. To start CMD.exe go to Start, then Run, then type in cmd or cmd.exe in the box, as shown in Figure 155.
You can also go to Start, Programs, Accessories, and choose the Command Prompt. If you highlight the command prompt choice for a moment, the message Performs text-based (command-line) functions appears in Windows 2000.
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