Did you ever encountered any application or program which runs through command prompt only but does not work when you double click on it, this happens when you launch a program which is a console application. Instead when you try to launch it the command prompt window flashes for a second and closes automatically.
What is a Console Application?
A console application is a computer program designed to be used via a text-only computer interface, such as a text terminal, the command line interface of some operating systems (Unix, DOS, etc.) or the text-based interface included with some Graphical User Interface (GUI) operating systems, such as the Win32 console in Microsoft Windows
Console applications for windows could be some additional commands for windows which you may want to integrate with windows and some other programs which are completely console based or which does not have any GUI interface associated with them.
Let’s see how can you integrate and install console based application in windows
Install a Console Based Application in Windows
1. Normally when you download a console based application, it will be a .exe file.
2. Copy the .exe (executable) of the console based application into your windows directory. i.e C:\WINDOWS
Run an Installed Console Based Application in Windows
1. Open Start Menu >> Run, type cmd and press Enter
2. Now type the name of the executable of the console based application to run it.
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