Printed Take Command Manual

Jan 18, 2014
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Can one purchase a printed copy of the Take Command 17.0 manual ?

If not, is it ok to have the .pdf file printed ?
 

rconn

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We haven't done a printed manual for about 10 years (the cost of printing the manual began skyrocketing back then, to the point where we were losing money on every sale).

However, the reason we do the PDF version of the help is so people can print their own manual.
 
May 20, 2008
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I have some (valuable) antiques I'd sell to the highest bidder ... 4DOS/4OS2 manuals from 1995 and 1997 and a 4DOS/4NT/TakeCommand manual from 2003.

I think that was the original TC which was its own command processor. Rex, do you ever think of resurrecting that idea?
 

rconn

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I think that was the original TC which was its own command processor. Rex, do you ever think of resurrecting that idea?
No. It was easy to create a GUI command processor -- the hard part was running a console app in that window. So since I have to have all of that console support code there anyway, there isn't any point in having to write & maintain two command processors + the tabbed GUI interface.

(Since you never used the GUI TCMD command processor, I'm unclear why you would suggest reviving it?)
 
May 20, 2008
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No. It was easy to create a GUI command processor -- the hard part was running a console app in that window. So since I have to have all of that console support code there anyway, there isn't any point in having to write & maintain two command processors + the tabbed GUI interface.

(Since you never used the GUI TCMD command processor, I'm unclear why you would suggest reviving it?)
I wasn't suggesting anything ... just curious.
 
Nov 2, 2008
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If you expect TC16/PM/32 to be the same as 4DOS/4OS2/4NT, you would be sadly mistaken.

But you can use it to host command-line utilities and rexx scripts, and that it's more 'gui' than 4dos/os2/nt means you can resize the window freely, and use it as a source for cut and paste into other documents. I have a copy of tcmd32 sitting on the quicklaunch in windows 2000 especially for that end.

But yes, i remember caveman too. Jolly good bloke.