Windows cli commands+interesting defrag discussion

lxskllr

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I was trying to find how I could get detailed defrag information in Vista, and I ran across this article http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/pages/447168.aspx I got the defrag g: /v command out of that, so I can see what fragmentation levels are like. The discussion above is a little out of date, but I imagine most of the information is still relevant.

Anyway, I don't really use the command line much, but I would like to have some better tools to accomplish tasks. What cli tools do you guys consider indispensable?
 

nweaver

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bash :D

Netsh is a pretty nice tool for a lot of settings/config stuff.
pstools is something I don't leave home without
Windows Server Resource kits have TONS of incredibly usefull CLI tools
Perl, perl > *
 

Nothinman

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Whenever I'm forced to use Windows the first thing I install is eithe Cygwin or CoLinux.
 

blackangst1

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Originally posted by: nweaver
bash :D

Netsh is a pretty nice tool for a lot of settings/config stuff.
pstools is something I don't leave home without
Windows Server Resource kits have TONS of incredibly usefull CLI tools
Perl, perl > *

Perl.....

/shiver