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How PowerShell Differs From the Windows Command Prompt (cmd)

Anton Osipov
17.05.2017

PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework.

Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd (after its executable file name), is the command-line interpreter on Windows.

The main difference between PowerShell and Command Prompt lies in the functionality, with PowerShell you can do much more.

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