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The Feedback forum will also match your suggestions against previous suggestions, to reduce the number of duplicate entries. You can discuss and develop suggestions via the comment threads, so that by the time we’re ready to implement an idea it has already been fully thought out.

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October 2011

Monthly Tip - Command Dialogs

Take Command v13 (released in September) focuses primarily on user interface improvements. One major new feature generating a lot of favorable comment is Command Dialogs. Most of the internal TCC file handling commands have an alternate dialog form. This simplifies invoking commands when using some of the more obscure options (including ranges and attributes), and also allows you to test commands and copy the generated command line to your batch files.

Command dialogs can be invoked in three ways. For example, to bring up the COPY dialog, you can use either:

  • tcdialog copy
  • copy /=
  • Press the Alt-F1 key after entering the command name

This will display the COPY command dialog, which looks like this:

COPY command dialog

Now instead of having to remember the COPY syntax and all of the switches, you can invoke the command dialog, enter your source and target file (or directory) names, click on the desired options, and TCC will build and display the command line for you. Click OK and run the final command, or cut and paste the command line to a batch file.

There are some additional handy features in the command dialogs:

  • The Show button will pop up a window listing all of the files that match the name in the Source field. This is particularly handy when using wildcards or regular expressions, or when using the /S (subdirectories) option.
  • The Ranges button will pop up a window allowing you to easily select date, time, and size ranges.
  • The Attributes button will pop up a window allowing you to select the attributes to include and/or exclude.

You can also invoke the Ranges dialog individually by using the /[=] command line option:

copy /[=] file1 file2


And you can invoke the Attributes dialog by using the /A:= command line option:

copy /A:= file1 file2

Attributes dialog

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Take Command 13.0 Upgrades

Take Command v13.0.24 is the current release. You can see the full list of new features in v13 on the “What’s New” page in the v13 online help.

Upgrading from any prior version of Take Command, TCC, 4NT or 4DOS is only $49.95.

Download Take Command v13.0 30 day trial version
Download Take Command v13.0 x64 30 day trial version
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