Windows – How to configure proxy server settings for Windows 7 command prompt

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I have proxy settings maintained in internet settings in control panel and it works in most GUI applications but I'd like to get it to work in command prompt. Is there a way to set it for the command prompt for the sessions?

Best Answer

The command-prompt doesn't need proxy settings. The programs you invoke from the command-prompt are what need proxy settings. Those programs will work the same as most GUI applications in that they'll either get them from the control panel (ie- system wide settings) or there will be some way to pass proxy parameters to the program or create a configuration for the program. Often a command-line program will get proxy information from an environment variable that you set for it. It's completely dependent on the program, though.

Is there a specific program that you're trying to configure to use a proxy?