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The Windows Command Line Beginner's Guide - Second Edition [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Moeller
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Windows Command Line Beginner's Guide gives users new to the Windows command line an overview of the Command Prompt, from simple tasks to network configuration.

In the Guide, you'll learn how to:

-Manage the Command Prompt.

-Copy & paste from the Windows Command Prompt.

-Create batch files.

-Remotely manage Windows machines from the command line.

-Manage disks, partitions, and volumes.

-Set an IP address and configure other network settings.

-Set and manage NTFS and file sharing permissions.

-Customize and modify the Command Prompt.

-Create and manage file shares.

-Copy, move, and delete files and directories from the command line.

-Manage PDF files and office documents from the command line.

-And many other topics.


Product Details

  • File Size: 302 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC; 2 edition (December 7, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005NRXU0W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Enough For Beginners April 19, 2012
By rook056
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is for beginners. It tells you how to open the command prompt and guides you into using some useful apps.

I use some of these apps on an occassional basis. Basically, I have to relearn the process every time I use them. Which is where this book gets a 4-star rating. It's for those new using the command line or those that need an occassional refresher. This book doesn't seem to be intended as a sole reference for command line users, but serves as a good starting point since it's simple.

This book covers a range of topics from file management to networking. As a beginner book it introduces you to the tool by showing some practical uses but don't expect it to get too comprehensive or complex.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price December 9, 2012
By Dermot
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this book because, when I moved a few years back, I threw away most of my computing books; including my two DOS books. I didn't miss them until I started playing with Java and wanted to write a couple of batch files. Getting to the command prompt was no problem but I couldn't remember the various DOS commands and switches. While you can list all those by using the "help" command in the DOS window, there are no real instructions on how to use them. I found what I needed in this book.
If you're looking for a DOS instruction manual like the old Peter Norton books, this isn't it. And, the author doesn't claim it to be such. It is, however, sufficient to get you started or serve as a reminder for those of us who've simply forgotten how to use these very useful commands.
All in all, Moeller has written a useful book that is more than well worth its $0.99 price.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide for beginners! May 18, 2012
By WillJ
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I rarely write reviews. However, I felt that the current reviews don't give this book justice. It is for absolute beginners that are clueless on many command line issues. It goes into basic details on many topics, it is an easy read, and it is incredibly cheap ($0.99 at the time of my purchase). It also provides a brief history of the topics that the book discusses in order to give the reader a better understanding of how some of the Windows conventions have come to be. Overall, this book has helped me very much on my journey to become a proficient programmer.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG BATCH FILES November 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE SAY BAD ABOUT THIS. IT TEACHES YOU EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BATCH FILE LANGUAGE. I would reccommend this book to anyone.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars For the very beginners only!!! March 5, 2012
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This book is for real beginners only. It provides kind explanation on the basics, but that is all. If you know some basics such as prompt, del, ren, or echo, you do not need this book. In chapter 13 with the title 'batch file' this book explains what a batch file is, but no more than that. This chapter does not even have a single example of a batch file. If you are a real beginner to start to learn command line with this book, you will need other books having more contents soon. I bought this book and got refunded after about 10 minutes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book March 30, 2014
By dans
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Great book for beginner's. This book will explain every command in good detail. I learned a lot of useful commands. The book is well written.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK March 10, 2014
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I knew most of this. I guess I was expecting more batch files. I did read the whole thing. I have another by this author and will read that as well. Pretty well written.
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By PDK
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Even with the plethora of online resources available for learning about the command prompt, the chance you will happen upon misinformation, inept or sparse explanations is a constant challenge. Jonathan Moeller, author of The Windows Command Line Beginner’s Guide, has taken time to research, experiment, contemplate and then write about certain useful commands in a way that is often lacking when simply surfing the web for answers. Perhaps it is the authors experience as a writer first and technologist second that makes this book far more readable than one might expect on a topic such as the command prompt.
Moeller takes a fairly elementary approach suitable for beginners or those, such as myself, looking for a refresher and to help fill gaps in ones knowledge of the command prompt. The book covers all the basics from querying file directory information to more specific administrative tasks such as creating or deleting user accounts. The book is easy to follow; allowing the reader to test the various commands and their options before moving onto the next section. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Moeller also included an interesting bit about the history of the command prompt and Windows that helps to introduce the topic before delving into the details. As someone interested in data analytics, I was hoping to discover any ability the command prompt has in dealing with data integration tasks. This the book did not do, but it did provide a foundation in which every reader can take, apply to their own situation and then branch out into their respective areas of interest.
My only criticisms are that the author fails to distinguish between command and cmd which is a fairly important first step for beginners.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great cheat guide to get around the forgotten sys info ...
Great cheat guide to get around the forgotten sys info commands in a snap!!!! Especially when working regularly with multiples of OS.
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More About the Author

Standing over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair of a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas.

He has written the DEMONSOULED series of sword-and-sorcery novels, the TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS urban fantasy series, THE GHOSTS series about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the COMPUTER BEGINNER'S GUIDE sequence of computer books, and numerous other works.

Visit his website at:

http://www.jonathanmoeller.com

Visit his technology blog at:

http://www.computerbeginnersguides.com


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