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Call for v11 feature requests

Discussion in 'Support' started by rconn, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. rconn

    rconn Administrator
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    I'm working on the design for Take Command v11; if you have any requests for new features please submit them to the Suggestions forum and/or the Support forum.

    Thanks!
     
  2. drrob106

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    I have suggested this before, but here goes:

    Allow explorer-like function of being able to drag files btwn
    folders <-> list view

    On Wed, 2009-06-03 at 11:59 -0500, rconn wrote:

     
  3. vefatica

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    1. Option to append a space to completed filenames (not dirnames) anywhere on the command line. I've wanted that for years and I'd estimate that only 1 in 100 times I complete a filename do I want to continue without a space.

    2. Don't update the title when it's not necessary (i.e., the new title is the same as the old). It causes flickering of the title bar and slows things down, especially in a vitrual machine (since VirtualPC emulates a pretty basic adapter and has no video acceleration).
     
  4. vefatica

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    Regex support everywhere.

    In particular, for COPY, MOVE, and REN, with regex capture substitution (\1, \2, ...) allowed in the destination.
     
  5. K_Meinhard

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    rconn wrote:


    I hope you remember my request sent 04.04.09 for complete support for
    ISO 8601 date formats in TCC.

    Best Regards,

    * Klaus Meinhard *
    <www.4dos.info>
     
  6. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

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    Oooh! I like that suggestion!
    -Scott

    vefatica <> wrote on 06/04/2009 01:20:55 AM:


     
  7. Steve Fabian

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    - A method to ease migration from one drive to another, including
    - A method to update registry entries when their targets moved
    - A method to update shortcut (.lnk) files when their targets moved
    - A method to automatically refererence the various "standard folders"
    (Program Files, Documents and Settings, etc.) when they are on an
    alternate drive
    - A system file (such as the ones that detect file system changes in CP) to
    interpret TCC's directory aliases for use by any program
    - Enhancing MOVE, COPY and SYNC to deal with hard links and soft links
    (directory junctions); also symbolic links
    - DWIM parser
    --
    Steve
     
  8. rconn

    rconn Administrator
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    Steve Fábián wrote:

    There is not the remotest chance my putting any of those in the command
    processor.


    Ditto with this -- file system drivers are dicey and a support headache,
    and IMO definitely do not belong in a command processor.


    Not sure what you mean by this -- can you elaborate? (Note that any of
    these would also require you to update to Vista.)


    More likely than the first two requests!

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
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    TAB-expand file names in directories specified with variables (w/o first using [CTRL-x] <ctrl-x> to expand the variable):

    %systemroot%\sy<tab></tab></ctrl-x>[TAB]<ctrl-x><tab> should work like
    c:\windows\sy[TAB]<tab>

    nickles</tab></tab></ctrl-x>
     
  10. nickles

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    Another one:

    The ability to specify an alternative application icon (command line, INI, or WINDOW command)

    nickles
     
  11. Stephen Howe

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    Well

    1. The directory history being updated immediately I change to a directory and not only updated after changing away. This allows changing to the same directory with other multiple TCC sessions if the directory history is shared without having to do "CD -" twice.

    2. Support for SFTP (and I mean with the SSH2 standard not the now obsolete SSH standard) with FTP.

    Cheers and thanks

    Stephen Howe
     
  12. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

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    I second that request! I've been frustrated by this myself a few times.

    -Scott

    nickles <> wrote on 06/05/2009 01:12:35 PM:


     
  13. vefatica

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    On Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:20:53 -0500, nickles <> wrote:

    |The ability to specify an alternative application icon (command line, INI, or WINDOW command)

    If you can't wait, my 4CONSOLE plugin offers SETICON.

    ftp://lucky.syr.edu/4plugins/4console.zip
    --
    - Vince
     
  14. Charles Dye

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    Hear, hear!
     
  15. Charles Dye

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    I'd suggest looking into directory aliases, which can be initially defined using environment variables (and internal variables and functions, for that matter):

    Code:
    alias win:=%systemroot\
    alias desk:=%userprofile\desktop\
    alias docs:=%userprofile\my documents\
    alias shell:=%@path[%_cmdspec]
    
    and so on. I find aliases like these easier to type than environment variables, and filename completion expands them automagically.
     
  16. Charles Dye

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    For you, Klaus: http://www.unm.edu/~cdye/dl/iso8601.zip

    Of course, this doesn't preclude Rex from adding similar (or better!) functionality to future releases of Take Command.
     
  17. Steve Fabian

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    samintz wrote:
    | I second that request! I've been frustrated by this myself a few
    | times.
    |
    | -Scott
    |
    | nickles <> wrote on 06/05/2009 01:12:35 PM:
    | ---Quote---
    || TAB-expand file names in directories specified with variables:
    ||
    || %systemroot%\sy<TAB> should work like
    || c:\windows\sy<TAB>
    || ---End Quote---

    Me too!
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    Steve
     
  18. Steve Fabian

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    Stephen Howe wrote:
    | Well
    |
    | 1. The directory history being updated immediately I change to a
    | directory and not only updated after changing away. This allows
    | changing to the same directory with other multiple TCC sessions if
    | the directory history is shared without having to do "CD -" twice.

    Me too! I fiddle with the issue in my PRE_EXEC / POST_EXEC, but they give me
    grief if I delete the immediate prior directory (what cdd - would switch
    to).
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    Steve
     
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    I would use that, too.
     
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    I'm handling it with an alias at the moment, but it would be nice if the IDE/BDEBUGGER commands spawned a new thread, returning the command shell to the prompt. For backwards compatibility, it would require either an argument (but then I'd still need an alias) or an Option flag (preferred).

    Because I almost always stick with the console-only interface, I frequently use the debugger to edit a BTM. But if I want to look up something, the spawning shell is "busy" waiting for the IDE/BDEBUGGER command to return.

    Yes, I'm able to spawn a new shell with ease, but it would be nice if I had the option so it didn't wait.
     
  21. K_Meinhard

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    Charles Dye wrote:


    Thanx a lot. I wasn't even aware that you have such useful plugin.

    I'll give it a try soon with my 4DOS calendar and report if all is well.

    Best Regards,

    * Klaus Meinhard *
    <www.4dos.info>
     
  22. Steve Fabian

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "K_Meinhard" <>
    To: <ESFabian@comcast.net>
    Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2009 09.42
    Subject: RE: [Support-t-1170] Re: Call for v11 feature requests




    I suspect the above message actually contained some text from Rex, but was
    delivered as shown above (except for the greater-than signs indicating the
    quotation).
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    Steve
     
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    On Sun, 07 Jun 2009 13:32:53 -0500, nickles <> wrote:

    |@Vince
    |
    |couldn't wait of course
    |---Quote---
    |If you can't wait, my 4CONSOLE plugin offers SETICON. => ftp://lucky.syr.edu/4plugins/4console.zip :)
    |---End Quote---
    | but there's nothing :confused:

    I'm confused too.

    v:\> plugin | egrep -i "console|seticon"
    4CONSOLE: _ALTENTER _BUFROWS _BUFCOLS _CURCHAR _CURSOR
    SETFONT SETICON XCLOSE VBEEP *KEYHANDLER

    v:\> conhelp seticon
    SETICON iconfile
    SETICON library index

    iconfile: *.ICO
    library: *.DLL or *.EXE
    index: 1 to @ICONS[library]

    Icon search order: system_small, system_default, first available.

    v:\> dir /k /m \\lucky\e$\anonymous\4plugins\4console.zip
    2008-11-01 22:28 32,717 4console.zip
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    - Vince
     
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    @Vince

    probably I didn't express myself clear enough: I'm unable to download the plugin ZIP file. I keep getting "Connection timeout" errors.

    nickles
     
  26. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

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    I'd like to see a RegEx version of @REPLACE.

    Something akin to what the SED tool does.

    -Scott
     
  27. vefatica

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    On Mon, 08 Jun 2009 02:37:50 -0500, nickles <> wrote:

    |probably I didn't express myself clear enough: I'm unable to download the plugin ZIP file. I keep getting "Connection timeout" errors.

    Try ftp://barnyard.syr.edu/pub/vefatica/4console.zip
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    - Vince
     
  28. Arjan Feddema

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    Rex,

    Make TCC remotely installable as a service like http://www.dameware.com/products/dmrc/ Damewares Miniremote control.
    Add a SSH server to it so I can be controlled in a save way.
    And add SSH capabilities to TCC so that we have a way to use it in TCMD.
    Right now I use Cygwin, and don't know any other good console programs that would run ssh(2) in TCMD.

    And please add some Checkbox utilities. See this thread I've posted some months ago. http://jpsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1077&page=2.
    (Last post).

    And last but not least, thanks for maintaining a brilliant product.
     
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    Directory navigation
    (thinking as I type)

    More control over extended directory search:
    - easier to remove (& add) directory (trees)
    - user ordered

    Extend cd - to cd -[n] : n'th previous dir

    Pop up of user maintained (named) list of directories (like dir history)
     
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    @Vince

    That worked!

    Thx

    nickles
     

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