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Relationship to 4DOS

Discussion in 'Support' started by insight2bp, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. insight2bp

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    I have been using 4DOS 5.5 at home since it came out (over 10 years?). I would be lost without it. I am more and more in need of a new system, but one reason for hesitation is losing 4DOS capibilities.

    Question: Will the free TCC/LE, will all newer Windows versions, give me all the capabilities of 4DOS? Or, will I lose important features?

    Question: Can old DOS programs run in the free TCC/LE program?

    If the answer to either is "no," how about LE v.11? Thanks much.
     
  2. Charles Dye

    Charles Dye Super Moderator
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    TCC/LE is intended as a free replacement for CMD.EXE, not a free replacement for the full (paid) version. It does not do everything 4DOS did -- I don't have a complete list handy, but off the top of my head I know it doesn't do user-defined functions. To use with current versions of Windows, I would suggest purchasing a copy of the current Take Command. (And no, I don't work for JP Software.)
     
  3. K_Meinhard

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    Hallo insight2bp,


    TCC/LE is mostly compatible with 4DOS. Problems arise because the
    underlying operating systems are different. So will the use of pipes
    under 4DOS not work as expected under TCC/LE.


    Yes, in general, but small rewrites will probably be necessary, e.g. for
    pipes.

    Best Regards,

    * Klaus Meinhard *
    <www.4dos.info>
     
  4. rconn

    rconn Administrator
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    There's a feature comparison in the help file for TCC/LE; see "Comparing TCC
    and TCC/LE".


    That's a function of the operating system, not the command processor.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  5. insight2bp

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    Thanks to each of you for your replies.
     

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