Read file from command line

We can read a text file from command line using type command. This command is similar to cat command on Linux.

Example: Let us print the contents of the file c:\boot.ini

C:\>type c:\boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition"

If the file is very huge, we can use more command to read the data one page at a time. This more command is pretty much similar to the Linux more command.

Syntax of the command is:

more filename

This command prints one page text on the console and waits for the user to press Enterbefore it shows the next page.

The above explained commands work in Windows 7, Windows 10 and all Server editions