Windows - Cmder
Cmder is a Windows front-end for the standard Windows Command Shell (aka
In this course, we'll use a special build of Cmder that has the following benefits/customizations:
- Uses a version of Cmder that is tested across multiple systems
elevateto easily run commands as an admin
nano, a simple command line text editor
Cmder is designed as a "stand-alone" application, meaning it can be run from any directory on your computer. While most applications in Windows would live in your
C:\Program Files, this is not a good location for Cmder since that directory requires administrative access, which will prevent Cmder from performing certain actions.
Knowing that, my recommendation is to place Cmder in your
C:\ directory for simplicity.
To do this, right click the downloaded
cmder-master.zip file and choose Extract all...
Then set the destination to
Extraction may take several minutes.
Within the resulting extracted folder
C:\cmder-master\, you'll see the Cmder executable
Cmder.exe which can be double clicked to launch the program.
(I recommend pinning
cmder.exe to your start and/or task bar to make it easily accessible.)
That's all you need to do to get Cmder rolling. The rest of this doc includes some notes about how Cmder is customized, but requires no action on your part.
Basic Cmder interface settings are done via (
Win + Alt + P) the Settings menu found via the menu icon on the bottom right.
Aliases are stored in
alias name=full command to create an alias, or edit
Creating your own commands
Create new commands via text files with the
.bat extension inside
For an example, see the
alias.bat file that creates the