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Pressing F7 in the Command Prompt Lists Previously Entered Commands

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Did you know that pressing the F7 key while using the Windows command prompt will display a box containing a list of previously typed commands? If not, then these tips may help you use the Command Prompt more efficiently.

This feature was originally part of the DOSKEY program that was introduced in MS-DOS and was loaded as a TSR (Terminate and stay resident program). While the program is still available to this day, much of its functionality is now builtdirectly into the Windows command prompt.

When the command prompt is open and you have typed some commands, you can press the F7 key on your keyboard to display a list of all commands that were executed. This list will only contain the commands executed by this particular instance of the command prompt, and once you close the windows, the history will be removed.

You can navigate through this list usingthe up and down arrow keys on the keyboard.

When the commands are stored in the historythey are also associated with an index...(continued)

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