Windows Command-Line: The Evolution of the Windows Command-Line

Comparing Console in Windows 7 and Windows 10
Comparing Console in Windows 7 and Windows 10

Welcome to the second post in this “Windows Command-Line” series. In this post we’ll discuss some of the background & history behind the Windows Command-Line. Specifically, we’ll explore its humble origins in MS-DOS, to its modern-day incarnation supporting tools like PowerShell and Windows Subsystem for Linux.


Windows Command-Line: Backgrounder

DEC VT100 Terminal
DEC VT100 Terminal

This is the first of a series of posts in which we’ll explore all things command-line – from the origins of the command-line and the evolution of the terminal, to what we’re doing to overhaul and modernize the Windows Console & command-line in future Windows releases.


Improved per-directory case sensitivity support in WSL

With the Windows Subsystem for Linux, we’ve always allowed you to treat your files as case sensitive, just like Linux does. In the past, if you had files whose name differed only by case, these files could not be accessed by Windows, because Windows applications treat the file system as case insensitive. A while ago,…

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