Useful commands

DELTREE equivalent

Late versions of DOS had deltree (delete a directory tree), newer windows do not.

RD can however delete a full tree with the /S switch:

C:\> rd C:\somedir /s

Use /Q to skip confirmation.

The stronger versions of Windows (like Vista and Seven) might require administrator privileges.


Console with elevated privileges

Quick way to run a console as administrator:

Type cmd in Start menu's search box, right click cmd.exe and select “Run as Administrator”

Note: the runas /user:Administrator cmd command might also be used but it will request the administrator password

msw/cmd.txt · Last modified: 2010/11/11 20:54 by Toni Corvera
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