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Ten hidden Windows command prompt tricks


Run multiple Windows commands from the command prompt

Source:  Nirmal Sharma; Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

You can run multiple Windows commands in one go from the command prompt. For example, you can start or stop a service from a command prompt by typing "Net Start/Stop." What if you need to restart a service from the command prompt? In that case, you can use a double ampersand -- && -- which allows you to run multiple "Net" commands in one line to first stop and then restart the service.

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