Redirection / Piping and Unicode at the Windows Command Prompt

Questions about how to do Unicode input / output and piping appear regularly on the JP Software Support Forums. It can be a complicated issue due to the way Windows was built -- using primarily ASCII files externally, but UTF16 for most of the Windows APIs. This means that every time the command processor (TCC or CMD) reads an ASCII file, it has to [...]

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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 [...]

Return of the Script Kiddies

For the last few months, the JP Software web site (https://jpsoft.com) has been coming under increasing daily attack from a variety of inept hacker wannabes. Primarily [...]

Happy New Year!

The JP Software family would like to extend our best wishes for a great 2012 to all of our users! We've got some great things in the queue that we're planning to release [...]

JP Software Forums Updated to XenForo

This month, I've made some major changes to the JP Software support forums, the overall server perfomance (forums, web site, and blog), and the server security. I'll talk [...]

Take Command / TCC scripting language lexer for Scintilla

We have been using the Scintilla editor in Take Command and TCC for several years (for the IDE / batch debugger edit window, the Take Command Command Input edit window, and [...]

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 https://jpsoft.com/help/ 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 [...]