CMD Compatibility and CMDebug / TCC-RT, Part 2

After my request for CMD batch files that didn't work with CMDebug or TCC, a user sent me a batch file with a curious usage of the CMD delayed variable [...]

CMDebug Windows Batch File Debugger

We have a number of users who tell us that they want to use Take Command's batch debugger, but their company only allows the use of CMD.EXE to run batch [...]

The Top 12 Reasons You Should Replace CMD.EXE

The default Windows command processor is CMD.EXE. It is a console application that executes the commands you enter at the prompt and runs simple batch files [...]

Windows Console Replacements, Part 7 – Take Command and FireCMD

Today we're looking at FireCMD, a new Windows console replacement and (partial) command shell from Brainasoft ( Like Take Command [...]

Windows Console Replacements, Part 6 – Take Command and ConEmu

Today we're looking at ConEmu (aka ConEmu-Maximus5), the last of the Windows console replacements that I've been able to find). ConEmu is an open source [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]