Windows 10: Meaning of 'dash' suffix that appears after some CMD commands.

  1.    16 Dec 2017 #1

    Meaning of 'dash' suffix that appears after some CMD commands.


    What is the meaning of the "dash" suffix that appears after some directory locations and CMD Prompt commands?

    Example: C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe -ServerName:microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel .

    I'm primarily interested in rendering minimal the amount of network traffic my PC produces, in order to, at once, ensure minimal resource usage, privacy and control over my computer.

    Can anyone advise as to how to move towards the above objective and provide an answer to the original question?

    Don't hesitate to PM me. This level of work probably shouldn't be made public.
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       16 Dec 2017 #2

    Thelps said: View Post
    What is the meaning of the "dash" suffix that appears after some directory locations and CMD Prompt commands?

    Example: C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe -ServerName:microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel ...
    The 'dash' - is the unix-style equivalent of the 'slash' / and indicates an option will follow it. They are generally interchangeable in a command prompt, while poweshell requires the dash to be used. The following commands in a command prompt are identical:

    help cmd -?
    help cmd /?
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