Windows Keyboard Command Line Tools

Windows keyboard command line tools and  shortcuts are probably the easiest way to get things done quickly.If you’re at the keyboard often enough you become cynical and somewhat lazy about typing. Or maybe you are just the type always looking for the easy way to do things. I myself avoid taking my hand off the keyboard as often as is possible. Thus the reason for this list of short cuts. This list will be strictly Windows orientated, I’ll do a less Microsoft listing on another page but for now these will help you cut trim the amount of time you spend on your administrative tasks.

The following list has been collected from all over the web and from different resources gather during my career:

Commands

A

ADDUSERS Add or list users to/from a CSV file
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
ASSOC Change file extension associations•
ASSOCIAT One step file association
ATTRIB Change file attributes

B

BCDBOOT Create or repair a system partition
BOOTCFG Edit Windows boot settings
BROWSTAT Get domain, browser and PDC info

C

CACLS Change file permissions
CALL Call one batch program from another•
CD Change Directory – move to a specific Folder•
CHANGE Change Terminal Server Session properties
CHKDSK Check Disk – check and repair disk problems
CHKNTFS Check the NTFS file system
CHOICE Accept keyboard input to a batch file
CIPHER Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
CleanMgr Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin
CLEARMEM Clear memory leaks
CLIP Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard.
CLS Clear the screen•
CLUSTER Windows Clustering
CMD Start a new CMD shell
CMDKEY Manage stored usernames/passwords
COLOR Change colors of the CMD window•
COMP Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
COMPACT Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition
COMPRESS Compress individual files on an NTFS partition
CON2PRT Connect or disconnect a Printer
CONVERT Convert a FAT drive to NTFS.
COPY Copy one or more files to another location•
CSCcmd Client-side caching (Offline Files)
CSVDE Import or Export Active Directory data

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Time Goes

So I find it totally amazing how quickly the time disappears. Now I know that is not anything at all like an original statement, it is not meant to be.

The statement serves to acknowledge how I concur with the other millions of people who would like to have the pace of life slow but feel absolutely out of control with no way to make that happen.

Daily, no more like minute by minute, the time rips by at x2 the speed of light.

Yesterday was New Years today it is the middle of June and some laughs, memories or future commitments are all we have to show for it. I was speaking with a friend the other day and the subject veered off to the abstract of what’s next. Do we come back, is there a God, and is death like never waking up again. Like millions before us…we had no answers.

What we did have was a good time that morning and maybe that is all we should hope for.

Looking at that in another way, I remember having great discussions with a good friend many years ago then losing contact with that friend and when I sought him out to catch up I discovered he was no longer with us. The facts were, I would never have another conversation with him.

So yeah I am certain that being grateful for the here and now are important. That brings up a question. When you morn for the death of a friend or loved one just exactly what are you sad about? Why do you lament? Is grief an expression of selfishness? I mean although we cannot prove it I am pretty sure the dead feel nothing at all about being dead.

Only those left behind, for whatever time we have left, grieve. This has drifted off into the morbid.

Change up.

At this moment I sit at the handicap table in a local coffee bistro. I can remember as a child this exact same geographical location was an open field we all rode our bicycles in on the way to play ball or go fishing. Now the fishing holes are gone, replaced by government facilities and the ball parks have been covered with condos and 7/11s. In the last 30 minutes as I have been creating this document, I would think maybe a hundred different people have come and gone from this store. Some of them look familiar from some other time. None of them have said hello or really even looked my way with a nod or a wink. But there have been several pretty girls to stir the imagination and a few old men who probably know a thing or two about pretty young girls that they would share if they had someone to sit and listen.

In and out, coffee or tea, cold and hot, with or without the business of being human is just that.

So as you go on and on and the next time you are hit with the not so original thought of how quickly the time has gone think about the minute or hour before that thought. Then take a deep breath, blow it out slowly, say hello to the next pretty girl or old man that passes by.

And smile that night as you close your eyes for they might never open again.

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