Introduction to the Command Line

Prior to learning GDAL or scripting it is important to learn the Command Line and how to use commands from the command prompt.

4. Creating and viewing files

4.1. Creating files

Of course you can create files using your Windows software, but since you're learning the command prompt you'll learn how to create a simple ASCII text file.

1. Type:
copy con listdir.bat <ENTER>

dir /AD <ENTER>

<CTRL>-<Z>

(keep the control button pressed and type z)

Your screen looks like this:

2. Check if the file is in the directory list. What is the size of the file?