About a month ago I wrote an article about why the command line was still useful. This morning I ran into a problem that once again proved the command line’s worth to me.
I was trying to delete an old website backup that was in the .zip format. When I tried to delete it, Windows gave me an error saying that the file could not be deleted because it was already in use. Since it was a zip file, there was no way it could be in use unless it was actually open. The file was not running so I couldn’t figure out why Windows wouldn’t allow me to delete it. I still don’t know why I was getting the error message but I was able to delete the file using the command line.