Command Prompt Vista/XP/Mac

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[edit] How to Open a Command Prompt Window in Vista, XP and Mac OSX



[edit] Windows Vista

Open a Command Prompt window in Vista by pressing the Windows Key + R. You can also open the window by pressing the Start Menu --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Run

Once opened, type in "cmd" and click "OK".

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The command prompt window opens.

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[edit] Windows XP

Open a Command Prompt window in XP by pressing the Windows Key + R. You can also open the window by pressing the Start Menu --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Run

Once opened, type in "cmd" and click "OK".

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The command prompt window opens.

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[edit] Mac OSX

Run the terminal program. You can do this by finding it in your applications folder. But, it is easier to run it from spotlight. By pressing CMD-Spacebar then typing in "terminal". Arrow down to "terminal" in the list and press Return.

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The terminal window opens.

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[edit] Using the shell

To learn how to use the shell you just opened see Command line.

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