Debugging TCC Library Functions

Take Command v22 is primarily a UI and usability update, but we also added some major features. One of those features is library functions, which are similar to batch files but which are loaded into RAM and can be called as if they are internal commands. (See the LIBRARY internal command in the v22 help for more details.) Library functions can be used as [...]

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Does VIEW spell the end for LIST?

In my last post I talked about the need to replace LIST in Take Command v13. (So that I could implement even a fraction of the new feature requests that had been piling up [...]

It’s the end of TCC file viewing as we know it …

The JP Software command line interpreters have had a text / hex file viewer all the way back to the early days of 4DOS. The internal LIST command was relatively small, [...]

You don’t always want what you get!

Back in the early 1990's, JP Software was selling 4DOS (a replacement for the DOS & Windows 3.1 command processor COMMAND.COM), 4OS2 (a replacement for the OS/2 command [...]

Take Command Web Help

JP Software has just launched a completely revamped web help (an Internet-based help system at that is accessed from your browser). The web help [...]

Command dialogs for command line commands

Take Command v13 focuses primarily on user interface improvements. One major new feature generating a lot of favorable comment is Command Dialogs. Most of the internal TCC [...]

Windows command line, tabbed windows, and JP Software (part IV)

In my last post I talked about the some of the strategies I tried for displaying console windows in a GUI window during the Take Command 9 design and development. The first [...]

Windows command line, tabbed windows, and JP Software (part III)

In my last post I talked about the reasons for changing the old 4NT / Take Command architecture. (Numerous Windows console limitations for 4NT, and problems in merging [...]

Windows command line and JP Software, part II

In my last post, I talked about the origins of 4DOS, 4NT, and Take Command up to v8. After v8 was released, I knew that we had to make some drastic changes to the 4NT / [...]

The Windows command line and JP Software – a brief history

I was writing a new blog entry about the command dialogs in Take Command v13, when it occurred to me that most readers wouldn't know the history of our previous command line [...]

Wildcards in Windows Pathnames

Users have been asking for years for the ability to use wildcards in directory names as well as in the filenames. For example, to copy files whose name matches "foo*" and [...]