Quick Command Shells–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers.

This isn’t a SQL post, per se, but since I’ve been using lots of PowerShell for SQL stuff at times, this is a handy trick I picked up.

I was reading the announcement on the Windows Insider build 14971, which will have a few new things. One of these is the default command shell won’t be cmd.exe any longer. It will be PowerShell.

Buried in the announcement was a tip I’d never heard. I don’t have any real cmd additions to my Windows machines, so to get to a particular folder in a command shell, I usually do lots of “cd”s or I right click in the address bar, and copy the path. Thankfully Windows 10 lets me paste this easily into a command prompt.

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There’s another way.

I can click the address bar and type “cmd”.

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When I do this, I get a new command prompt at that location, as shown here. I do install ConEmu on my machines, so that’s where the prompt opens.

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That’s super handy.

We’ll see how may workflow changes when PoSh is the default shell, but I’m looking forward to it.

#SQLNewBlogger

The quick tips that help me work more efficiently are what I’m writing in these posts. Here’s one that took my 5 minutes, and you can write this kind of post as well. Show off what you know, do, and have learned.

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One Response to Quick Command Shells–#SQLNewBlogger

  1. rsterbal says:

    A handy reverse of this is when you are in the cmd shell to type:

    explorer .

    which opens explorer to the current directory in the cmd shell

    The open command window here on the explorer context menu is also a good way to navigate to a particular directory of a command prompt.

    Here are some ways of doing that from stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/378319/windows-explorer-command-prompt-here/379804

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