Zcashrunning?yet

...followed your instructions that have zcash running before obtaining any addresses.
Then, no command prompt available to obtain the addresses while zcash running.
No command prompt means no command that checks addresses and wallets if available and even exist as per followed instructions!
Commands don't work at directory prompt when Zcash not running, nor when running.
No forums address this issue.
....Help? Am I mining zcash? some fancy command emoji says I am?