1. Why a tutorial on the Windows Command Line?

Since I'm a Linux user for some years, I love working with the Linux Command Line and for good reason: it allows me to do many administrative tasks with ease. While also working on Windows, I've to admit that I use the Command Line less often. However, I discovered that the Windows Command Line with its simple syntax offers a lot of interesting ways to automate monotonous and repetitive tasks. In Linux, I use the command line for basic actions like

  • copy, rename, move, or delete files
  • create, rename or delete (sub)directories
  • navigate from one directory to another
The same actions could be done rather easily with the Windows Command Line.

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