How do you run a command line application?

Prior to Windows, there was a MSDOS, MSDOS is a basic operating system exactly where you are able to manage programs and information files. In order to access the MSDOS command prompt window on Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/2008/Vista/7/etc., please go to "start" -> "Run" and type "command" or "cmd" command, press "Enter" key, you will able to launch a DOC window, then you can run command line applications in this DOS window.

The MSDOS environment is simpler than Windows. There are no icons or menus to click on. In fact, you can't use your mouse at all. You've to enter commands at the command prompt. It is going to look some thing like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

This is indicate that you are on the C drive in the "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator" folder.

If you wish see all files in this directory, type 'dir' without the quotation marks and press enter. For example:


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>dir
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is XXXXXXXX

Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

12/16/2010  05:05 AM    <DIR>          .
12/16/2010  05:05 AM    <DIR>          ..
07/08/2011  10:25 PM    <DIR>          Desktop
12/15/2010  08:38 PM    <DIR>          Favorites
12/20/2010  07:33 PM    <DIR>          My Documents
12/15/2010  08:15 PM    <DIR>          Start Menu
12/15/2010  08:18 PM                 0 Sti_Trace.log
1 File(s)              0 bytes
6 Dir(s)  10,488,033,280 bytes free

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>


Now, if you wish use VeryDOC DOC to Any Converter Command Line application, you can download it from following URL,

http://www.verydoc.com/doc2any_cmd.zip

unzip it to C:\doc2any_cmd folder, before you can run the program you have to change the current working directory to C:\doc2any_cmd folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd C:\doc2any_cmd

you can run following command line with input and output parameters,

C:\doc2any_cmd>doc2any.exe C:\test.doc C:\out.pdf
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