Using the Intel® Command-Line Window

The Intel compiler provides a command-line window with the appropriate environment variables already set.

To invoke the compiler from the command line:

  • Windows 8

    1. From the Start screen, swipe up from the bottom edge, or right-click the screen and click All apps at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

    2. In the Apps screen, scroll to the right until you see the program group for your Intel product.

    3. Click Intel 64 Visual Studio mode or IA-32 Visual Studio mode to open a command window.

  • Windows*

    Click the appropriate mode from the Start menu item for your Intel product under Compiler and Performance Libraries > Command Prompt with Intel Compiler.

The command-line window opens.

You can use any command recognized by the Windows command prompt, plus some additional commands.

Because the command-line window runs within the context of Windows*, you can easily switch between the command-line window and other applications for Windows or have multiple instances of the command-line window open simultaneously.

When you are finished working in a command-line window, use the EXIT command to close the window and end the session.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.