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05-Sep-2012, 04:15 PM #1
Command Line, "not recognized as an internal..."
So I've been trying to get my command line going for the past two days and it won't go. Everytime I type any command I get "not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file". For example pwd or lf won't work but cd does.

Everything I've found on the internet hasn't helped. My path variables include C:\Windows\system32; C:\Windows\System32; C:\Windows\System32\Wbem at the beginning so there's nothing wrong there. I even deleted the path variable and made a new one with the same path.

I also used Putty and connected via an SSH server (Bitvise SSH) and when I connected command line still didn't work.

Help me please!!!
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05-Sep-2012, 04:50 PM #2
pwd and lf are *nix commands, which do not generally work on a Windows machine. To get to a command prompt from Windows, type "cmd", then hit enter and the command prompt will open up.

You will need to use "DOS" commands here, not "Linux" commands. For example, use "dir" instead of "ls" to list the files in a folder. "cd" is one command that can be used in both OS's to change directory.
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05-Sep-2012, 04:53 PM #3
Oh this makes so much more sense. Rookie mistake. Thank you so much! Are there emulators for Windows 7 that allow *nix commands?
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