TCC v23 UnQLite Embedded Database Support

TCC v23 UnQLite Database Support One of the more popular user suggestions over the years has been for internal database support in TCC. We haven't added it previously because (1) everybody wanted support for a different database, (2) it was difficult to design a reasonable syntax for command line usage, and (3) we weren't entirely happy with the [...]

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Windows Console Replacements, Part 5 – Take Command and ColorConsole

After the last post, I found two more Windows console replacements: ColorConsole and ConEmu. So before I go on to the Linux consoles, let's see if ColorConsole and ConEmu [...]

Window Console Replacements Part 4- Take Command and PowerCmd

Today we're looking at PowerCmd, another Windows console replacement. It is available at The most recent version is from May 2011. Note [...]

Windows Console Replacements Part 3 – Take Command and PromptPal

Today we're looking at PromptPal, another Windows console replacement. PromptPal is from Technology Lighthouse, and though PromptPal is still for sale at their website, it is [...]

Windows Console Replacements Part 2 – Take Command and Console (aka Console2)

Today we're looking at Console (sometimes called Console2), a Windows console replacement. Console is written by Marko Bozikovic, and the latest version (2.0) has been in [...]

Windows Console Replacements Part 0 – Take Command and the Windows Console

(I've received several emails over the past week pointing out that I neglected to start this console replacement series by comparing Take Command with the standard Windows [...]

Windows Console Replacements Part 1 – Take Command and Mintty

Windows runs command line applications (such as CMD, PowerShell, and TCC) in a character-mode window called the Windows Console. Unfortunately, the Windows console has always [...]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview, CMD, and Take Command

I downloaded and have been experimenting with the Windows 8 consumer preview for the last couple of days, and I'm glad (relieved?) to say I haven't found any problems with [...]

Take Command x64 (Don’t run 32-bit command processors in Windows x64!)

Take Command has been available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions since Take Command v11.0. But we've noticed that a lot of you are still using the 32-bit version of Take [...]

New website

If you have visited in the last few days, you've probably noticed we've redone our web site. The previous version was all html+css, and it was getting [...]

The VIEW from the Other Side

(Today's guest blogger is Charles Prineas, the creater of The V File Viewer.) I started writing The V File Viewer in July 1996, and after several months of beta testing, it [...]