need help with ipconfig

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    need help with ipconfig

    hello Im trying to find out my IP address through cmd.exe and this is what im getting at the beginning

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>

    I can't delete this line and when I type \ipconfig after it all it say is

    \ipconfig is not recognized as an external or internal command, operable program or batch file.

    My question is how do i get rid of the C:\Documents and Settings\Owner
    so I can type C:\ipconfig?

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    Type it without the backslash. "ipconfig" without the quotes.

    BTW, you don't get rid of the "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner". That's just what is called the prompt and it shows you where your current working directory is. It's perfectly normal, and has nothing to do with your current problem.

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    thanks

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    blessed are those people that had to work under DOS once. *looks at his DOS 5.0 book with over 1000 pages*

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    *nods*
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    lol, yeah definitely missing out haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior89 View Post
    lol, yeah definitely missing out haha
    Maybe you're mocking us now but just wait till you have to work on something weird like an OS400 or over telnet/SSH in a unix/linux shell. Good luck finding something to click on.

    Even with the modern GUI we have at the moment, a proper knowledge of the shell, the most important commands, the pipes, the redirections, the system file directory and a little shell script is important.

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    Exactly, Try and set-up a Linux install without opening the terminal, drivers and all.

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    to the OP, you might want to try ipconfig with the "all" switch:
    Code:
    ipconfig /all
    It gives you a more thorough printout.

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    look up call directory command in dos.
    it will let you get out of that directory if you want to explore.
    http://www.computerhope.com/msdos.htm
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=dos+commands
    command line and batch/script files are a valuable skill
    personally i like csh
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