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Windows 8 and Take Command

Now that Windows 8 has been released, we're getting more inquiries about its compatibility with Take Command.

We have been running Take Command with the Windows 8 betas (both 32-bit and 64-bit) for several months, and the Windows 8 release version for the past month.  We have not encountered any issues, and we have already incorporated into Take Command v14.02 the only changes in Windows 8 CMD (two new file attributes for Windows 8 Server ReFS). 

If you have installed Windows 8 or Server 2012 and experienced any problems with Take Command, please let us know on the Support Forums.

New Feature Requests

We are currently working on another major update of Take Command and TCC. If you have something you'd like to see added (or if you want to support somebody else's suggestion), click on the orange Feedback tab on the left margin of any of our web or forum pages.

TCC/LE 13.05 Released

JP Software just released an updated version of TCC/LE (our free subset of the TCC command processor).  TCC/LE 13.05 incorporates bug and compatibility fixes from Take Command v14.

Download TCC/LE 13.05

Download TCC/LE 13.05 x64

Tip of the Month - TPIPE (continued)

TPIPE is the biggest new feature in Take Command v14 -- so big, and with so many options, that it can be hard to even begin to understand everything that it can do. We are working on some tutorials and videos featuring TPIPE that we will be featuring on our website. In the meantime let's look at some more TPIPE options.

Remove duplicate lines from a file:

 tpipe /input=myinput.txt /output=myoutput.txt /dup=0,0,1,80,1

Show only the duplicate lines in a file (each line will be prefixed by the number of duplicates):

  tpipe /input=myinput.txt /output=myoutput.txt /dup=1,0,1,80,1

Convert Files to and from Windows, Linux and OS X

Linux uses a single LF to indicate the end of a line; OS X uses a single CR, and Windows uses a CR/LF combination. Some applications don't handle non-native formats well; fortunately it's easy to convert the files.

To convert a file to Linux format:

  tpipe /input=myinput.txt /output=myoutput.txt /eol=3,0,0

To convert a file to Windows format:

  tpipe /input=myinput.txt /output=myoutput.txt /eol=3,2,0 

Add line numbers to a file (starting at 1, incrementing by 1, and skipping blank lines):

  tpipe /input=myinput.txt /output=myoutput.txt /line=1,1,1,1,-5d

See TPIPE in the Take Command v14 online help for a better idea of the remarkable scope of this command.

JP Software Support Forums

We would like to encourage everyone to visit the very active forums on our web site. The forums include:

Support - The primary source for Take Command and TCC support. (We only provide phone or email support for multisystem business customers.)

Tips and Tricks -  Aliases, scripting, functions, plugins, and miscellaneous.

Plugins -  For TCC plugin authors and users.

TCC/LE Support -  Peer support (JP Software does not provide any official support for TCC/LE).

We currently have more than 1,000 users registered on the forums, but there's many more of you who haven't yet visited or registered. (You don't have to register to view messages, but you do if you want to post anything.)

Visit the JP Software Forums

Take Command Educational Discounts

JP Software offers a 50% discount on Take Command (new copies and upgrades) to students and faculty. (You will need a .edu address to qualify.)

For information on how to order, contact us at [email protected].

Evaluating and Ordering Take Command v14

Take Command v14.02.42 is the current release. You can see the full list of new features in v14 on the What’s New page in the v14 online help.

Upgrading from any prior version of Take Command, TCC, 4NT or 4DOS is only $49.95, and includes free updates to all new versions of Take Command for one year.  We are discontinuing the Extended Support option; all existing Extended Support customers will continue receiving free updates until their contract expires.

Download Take Command v14.0 30 day trial version
Download Take Command v14.0 x64 30 day trial version

Buy Take Command v14.0 at our web store

Offer 1 -- As an added inducement, we are allowing current users of Take Command or TCC / 4NT to purchase additional licenses at the upgrade price, including volume discounts. That's right, instead of $99.95 for additional licenses, you can get them for $49.95 or less. So if you want to add some additional licenses, now is the time. For example, if you have 5 licenses of v12 and want to add an additional 5 licenses, just order 10 v14 upgrades and get them for the volume discount price of $36 per copy.

Offer 2 -- We are also offering a $30 discount on new copy prices if you go to our Facebook fan page (facebook.com/TakeCommand). The price is only $69.95 after discount. Feel free to forward this email to friends you think might benefit from the power of Take Command.