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How do I open the command prompt from a command prompt? cmd just gives out data about the command prompt.

My google-fu is failing me - I have already searched but I guess my query is too generic to pinpoint the answer.

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Try this one: start cmd.exe found at… – Kai Noack Jan 17 '14 at 11:42
cmd just gives out data about the command prompt Actually... this is not true. What is does is start a new command prompt, just within your current window. You can see that when you do an exit. It will return you to your previous prompt (and you'll need to do another exit to leave that one). If you want a new window with the prompt follow the answer of Mark. – Rik Jan 17 '14 at 11:46
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Try this from inside a command prompt window:

start cmd.exe
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Perfect Thanks! I'll accept as answer in a few minutes. – Secret Jan 17 '14 at 11:42
Or even just start on its own. – JdeBP Jan 17 '14 at 14:36

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