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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 10 Lab Assignment The Command Prompt Environment Open a new word document. Change the default Style to No Spacing. You will be capturing screen shots of various commands and copying them to this document to verify completion of the exercises. Save the document using the following format: lastname 10.doc. When you have completed all of the tasks, save the word document and email it to [email protected] with CIS121AB in the subject line. You may refer to the book for commands and help with some of the steps. These are open book assignments. All commands or keystrokes are listed in bold . Task 1: Verifying basic system configurations a. Open a command prompt. To make it easier to open a command prompt for future assignments, you may want to ‘pin’ it to either the task bar or the start menu. You can also create a desktop shortcut. Select Start-All Programs-Accessories and drag the mouse down to Command Prompt. Right click and select Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu. You may also select Send to Desktop (create shortcut). Note: The command prompt opens in your ‘home’ folder/directory, rather than the root directory of C:\>. This displays your current directory and subdirectory on the C: drive. b. Enter the command date . If the displayed date is not correct, enter a new date using the format provided. c. Enter the command time . Change the current time, if necessary. d. With the command prompt window open, press Alt + Print Scrn to capture the window. Paste this in to the Word document using Ctrl + V or right click/Paste. Label this screen shot Task 1d. e. Why would a correct system date and time be important? Provide an answer in the Word document below the screen shot and label it Task 1e. f. To determine your system path, enter path at a command prompt. This is a list of directories that CMD will search in order, to find and execute a program file. What is the first directory that will searched? Provide an answer in the Word document and label it Task 1f. g. The structure of any directory is called a directory tree, which is an outline –like hierarchy of all the subdirectories contained within that directory. To view the directory structure for the current directory, enter tree at a command prompt. You will see the directory tree scroll by quickly. If you scroll back up, you will see the directories and subdirectories are listed alphabetically. Note that the tree command does not include any files, just directories. h. Capture the current command prompt window and paste it in the Word document with the label Task 1h. Task 2: Customizing the Command Prompt Window a. Enter cls to clear the screen. b. Change the background color by entering cmd /t:cf at a command prompt. What are the new screen background and text colors? Which does the c change? Provide an answer in the Word document and label it Task 2b. c. Another method for changing the display is to open the Properties dialog box using the mouse....
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