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Command Line Tools LogoCommand line tools are text based applications that are run from the command prompt or terminal window. They are used extensively for system administration since they are easily run from automated scripts. Operating systems like Linux make extensive use of command line tools, and can even operate using a completely text based environment. Windows has traditionally relied on applications that provide a graphical interface, but later versions of Windows have placed a renewed focus on command line tools.

This guide shows you how to use some of the most popular and useful command line tools.

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