USE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS AT THE COMMAND CONSOLE
Most Windows applications map the keyboard's function keys to certain
functions. For example, pressing [F1] typically launches Help functionality.
In addition, the command console also supports function keys. Here's
a summary of these function keys:
* Pressing [F1] copies the characters of the previously executed command
one by one to the command prompt.
* Pressing [F2] displays a dialog box that prompts you to enter a
character, and it copies the characters from the previous command
up to, but not including, the entered character.
* Pressing [F3] copies all remaining characters from the previous
command from the current cursor location forward to the command prompt.
* Pressing [F4] is the opposite of pressing [F2]; it deletes all characters
from the preceding command line up to, but not including, the entered
* Pressing [F5] cycles back through the previous commands, starting
from the current location in the buffer (the currently displayed command);
it pastes them to the command prompt but doesn't execute them.
* Pressing [F6] is the same as pressing [Ctrl]Z.
* Pressing [F7] displays a menu of the previous commands, allowing
you to select and execute a command.
* Pressing [F8] cycles back through the previous commands, starting
with the last command in the buffer; it copies the commands to the
command prompt but doesn't execute them.
* Pressing [F9] displays a dialog box that prompts you for a buffer
number; it copies the command in that line of the buffer to the command
prompt but doesn't execute it.
By default, the console's command buffer holds 50 lines, but you can
increase the buffer size up to 999 lines.
Also by default, up to four console processes can have a unique buffer,
but you can increase the number of processes up to 999. Click the
console's Control button, and choose Properties to set the Buffer
Size and Number Of Buffers properties.