Notifications in Take Command / TCC v27

JP Software released Take Command / TCC version 27 in December 2020. Two new types of notifications are included in v27: Activity notifications for Take Command tab windowsON ... notifications in TCC (previously only available in batch files) are now available on the command line and aliases. In this post, we're going to talk about activity [...]

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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 [...]

Batch Debugger Tooltips

Take Command 12.0 introduced many new features in the batch debugger (BDEBUGGER). Last time we talked about conditional breakpoints; this time we'll showcase tooltips. A [...]

Conditional Breakpoints in the Take Command Batch Debugger

We have added conditional breakpoints to the batch debugger in Take Command 12.10. In previous versions, a breakpoint was unconditional - you set it by clicking in the left [...]

Whither PowerShell?

A couple of years ago there was a great surge of interest about PowerShell. Books, blogs, articles, videos, you name it-- PowerShell was the rage. There was some talk in the [...]

Feedback tab on the new JP Software web site

We've added a little orange tab on the left side of the web and forum pages labeled "Feedback". Clicking on this tab launches a JavaScript widget that takes you to our [...]