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What is the difference between PowerShell and CMD?

Asked by G. GRAY, Last updated: Mar 13, 2020

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Answered Feb 17, 2020

Command prompt, or cmd is the command-line interpreter for the Microsoft Windows operating systems. PowerShell is a more advanced version of this. Both cmd and PowerShell are formidable command-line tools used to automate system administrators to manage the network systems and applications that are integral to that network. However, cmd has restricted administration capabilities as compared to PowerShell, which is a more modern and superior shell implementation with certainly added variables.

System administrators mostly use PowerShell because it can interpret both PowerShell commands, as well as Batch commands. On the other hand, cmd can only interpret Batch commands. It understands basic commands, such as copy, paste, deletes. PowerShell utilizes more powerful commands, which are called "cmdlets." It can withstand more mature and sophisticated functions.

 

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