View Windows Command Line History

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View Command Prompt History

We all use the Windows Command Prompt, but there are quite a few very useful features you may not know about one being command history viewing. If you’re a frequent user of the Windows 10 Command Prompt, the “command history” feature allows you to view and quickly reuse recent command instead of having to retype them, making your daily tasks more efficient.

How to View Windows Command Line History

To scroll through your command history, you can use these keyboard shortcuts:

Up Arrow: Recall the previous command you typed. Press the key repeatedly to walk through your command history.

Down Arrow: Recall the next command you typed. Press the key repeatedly to walk through your command history.

Page Up: Recall the first command you ran in the current Command Prompt session.

Page Down: Recall the most recent command you ran in the current Command Prompt session.

Esc: Clear the command line.

View Command Prompt History

Use these F keys to interact with your command history:

To access the command history of your current session, press “F7” or “Fn+F7” and you’ll be presented with a prompt containing the last commands you’ve executed.

Please note that it only shows you the command history from the current session

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Published on: Jul 5, 2019-edited date: 12-12-2020



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