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Starts a new instance of the Windows NT command interpreter, CMD.EXE.

A command interpreter is a program that displays the command prompt at which you type commands. Use the exit command to stop the new command interpreter and return control to the old one.

cmd [/x | /y] [/a | /u] [/q] [/t:fg] [ [/c | /k] string]



Carries out the command specified by string and then stops.


Carries out the command specified by string and continues.


Turns the echo off.


Creates ANSI output.


Creates Unicode output.


Sets the foreground and background colors. (For more information, see the color command.)


Enables extensions to the Windows NT version of CMD.EXE, to provide a richer shell programming environment. The following commands use the extensions: del (erase), color, cd (chdir), md (mdir), prompt, pushd, popd, set, setlocal, endlocal, if, for, call, shift, goto, start, assoc, and ftype. For details, see the Help for each command.


Disables extensions to the Windows NT version of CMD.EXE, for backward compatibility reasons. The extensions are enabled by default.


Specifies the command you want to carry out.


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