Definition - What does Command Prompt mean?
The command prompt (cmd.exe) is a native Windows application meant to act as a command-line interpreter. It was created by Microsoft for the OS/2, Windows CE and Windows NT-based operating systems, which includes Windows 2000, XP and currently Windows 8 as well as various server versions of Windows. It is not a DOS program but a real executable application. As the name suggests, the command prompt is used to issue various commands to the system, like file management commands such as copy and delete. It also acts as a user interface.
Techopedia explains Command Prompt
The command prompt is invoked by typing "cmd" into the search bar of the start menu of modern Windows operating systems (Vista and later) or the "run" bar of the older ones (XP and earlier). You can also create a shortcut of it from the system directory usually located at "C:\Windows\System32" for default Windows installation paths.
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