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    Powershell or cmd?


    hello everyone,
    So I was curious as I found all these guides for powershell but in my security classes we use cmd, other then cmd predating powershell I was curious what is the difference between the two in terms of what would you use them for? Thanks for any input.

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    Manjaro Linux/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS/Windows 8.1 Pro


    Powershell and cmd is "DOS" the Original microsoft Operating System.

    History of Computers - Microsoft's First Operating System MS-DOS
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    Manjaro Linux/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS/Windows 8.1 Pro


    Watching The Computer Chronicles might help you out in your class.
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    Power Shell is a far more advanced shell then cmd which by Linux standards is very primitive. Of course there is much more to learn if you are going to take full advantage of it's features.
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64
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    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Thanks everyone,
    I am currently learning my way through powershell with the guides I found on technet, have used the terminal (Bash) in Linux quiet a bit, no Unix admin but can definitely get around with no problems. Will powershell every replace cmd?
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    Will powershell every replace cmd?
    I would tend to doubt it, at least not anytime soon.
    Too many cmd batch files in use for that to happen.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Will powershell every replace cmd?
    I hope not. A load of extra stuff to learn and it requires net bloatwork.
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    Canon City
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I don't know after playing with power shell my only complaint is it feels so slow. After I type the most simple process it takes a couple seconds where cmd is just so snappy.
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    I've been playing around with Powershell lately. It's nice but I still prefer cmd.

    Also, Windows Powershell ISE is great for testing script files without actually having an effect on the system. You can compile test scenarios & debug things it's really nice.
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