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Charles Dye

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May 20, 2008
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Albuquerque, NM
prospero.unm.edu
#1
INPUT: new option for use with /E to pre-select the default value
for overtyping. (Can do it now with KEYSTACK ! SHIFT-END, but
that's clumsy at best, and in TCmd 9 it's downright ugly.)

TYPE: new option, e.g. TYPE /X, to dump a file to stdout in hex,
in a similar format to LIST /X.

Commands or syntax to store/retrieve data within a batch file, like
READ/DATA in BASIC?

Syntax to pipe output from a command to DO, like FOR /F with
USEBACKQ ? (can be done now, inelegantly, by putting the DO
in a subroutine and piping to GOSUB)

Don't disable colorization with DIR /F or DIR /B /S.

Syntax for OPTION //optionname to reset an option to its default or
undefined value. Perhaps something along the lines of
OPTION //-optionname

PDIR: Give the F field an option to quote the returned filenames,
e.g. PDIR /(fpnw i) to display full long filename Wrapped in quotes,
and file description. This is surprisingly difficult to do in
current versions....

User-defined inline comment characters? Perhaps something like:
option //inlinecomment=/*
set side=%@eval[%area ** 0.5] /* square root */

VARS keyword for filename completion, to allow completing variable names:
FileCompletion=rd rmdir cd chdir cdd pushd:dirs; set unset eset:vars;
 
Jun 2, 2008
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#2
TYPE: new option, e.g. TYPE /X, to dump a file to stdout in hex,
in a similar format to LIST /X.
Can be done with external utilities, but would be helpful.
Don't disable colorization with DIR /F or DIR /B /S.
Yes Please!
Syntax for OPTION //optionname to reset an option to its default or
undefined value. Perhaps something along the lines of
OPTION //-optionname
This would be handy.
VARS keyword for filename completion, to allow completing variable names:
FileCompletion=rd rmdir cd chdir cdd pushd:dirs; set unset eset:vars;
I've often wanted this. In fact I sometimes enter a command as cmdname %foo to allow completion and then delete the % character.