Difference between executing command from command prompt and run dialog

Posted on

QUESTION :

Is there any difference between executing a command from an open command prompt and the run dialog (Win + R)?

What are the pros and cons of each and when should I use one over the other?

ANSWER :

CMD

Advantages

  • Run commands concurrently
  • View output from programs
  • Window stays open when commands complete
  • Extremely flexible

Disadvantages

  • Slower to use than run
  • Unnecessary for commands with no output.

Run

Advantages

  • Quickly run single commands

Disadvantages

  • Often cannot see the output of commands
  • A new window has to be opened for each new command.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *