run command box

Definition of run command box in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is Run Command Box?

A command box in Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95, and Windows 98, in which you can:

  • Type the absolute path of an executable file on the local computer (for example, C:\winnt\.system32\sol.exe) and run the application associated with it
  • Type the name of an executable file on the local computer that is located on the system path (for example, sol.exe) and run the application associated with it
  • Type the absolute path of a volume or folder on the local computer (for example, the path C: or C:\winnt) and open it in a window
  • Type the absolute path of a file on the local computer (for example, C:\winnt\system32\readme.wri) and open it using its associated application
  • Type the UNC path of a network share (for example, \\server9\pub) and open it in a window
  • Type the UNC path of a network application (for example, \\server9\C$\winnt\notepad.exe) and run it locally

    Graphic R-11. Run command box.