Customizing/Optimizing the Windows Command Prompt: Cmd.exe

Default settings The default command prompt setting on Windows is pretty limited. Some limitation that I found while working on the command prompt is as follows… Screen buffer size is very little. This means output of commands like ‘tree’ will not show up entirely in the command prompt. Once you scroll up you’ll not see […]
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systeminfo command

To gather system information of a computer running windows use the command ‘SystemInfo’. The command gathers following information… 1. Operating system information 2. Processor information 3. Input local information 4. Installed hotfix information 5. Network card information A good way to use this command is to redirect output to a file, for e.g. SystemInfo > […]
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How to generate random numbers in a batch file?

Ever wondered how we can generate random numbers in a batch file. Yes, I am talking about our good old faithful friend ‘.bat’ file. Why do I need one? You may ask! I had to generate a unique filename everytime because I had to backup a folder before I updated it. So tell us is […]
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