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Using your operating system's command line console

Last updated: 12/06/17
written by  Nodecraft Staff

Often used to help debug, a console is a user interface to send direct commands to your operating system. Similar to the commands you may send when using a server's console, these commands are used to manage files or perform operations on your computer, such as performing a Ping Test or a Traceroute.

Windows

To open the command prompt in windows you need to press the Windows Key + R. This will open the Run Dialog. Type "cmd" into this input and click "OK". See the screenshot below for reference: Windows Command Prompt

Mac

To open the command prompt on Mac you first need to open Finder. Next open Applications > Utilities and you'll find the Terminal. Mac Terminal

Linux

As there are many different flavours of Linux, it's best to use the search function to look for the Terminal.

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