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HOWTO: Quickly run DOS commands using /k

So I won a Windows Vista DVD over at Lifehacker for this little tip.

When you go to the Run box and enter cmd, add a /k after it followed by your command. Best understood by example:

cmd /k ipconfig /all

This will open the command window and run ipconfig /all all in one shot. The /k launches cmd in interactive mode, which will then process any commands after it. Here’s another example:

cmd /k netstat /?

That will pull up the help contents for the netstat command in one move by entering it in the Run box.

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