Windows – How to reduce the pain of the command prompt

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I want to learn to use the command prompt better on Windows to have more control over what I do and just for the learning experience. The main annoyance I have right now is all of the typing. If I want to perform an operation on a file with a large path I'm sitting there typing it out for a minute at least, and if I make a mistake I have to press the up arrow key and scroll through the entire thing and find what I did wrong. Is there any tools to make this easier?

Best Answer

If you intend to use the command prompt only under Windows, you could use Windows PowerShell, as it is easier to use than the initial command prompt, and copies some behavior from the *nix-like terminals. (It provides also a lot more functionalities, but at first, at least to me, it's an "easier command shell").

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Edit: Changed picture for a more "friendly" one.