Take Command and TCC Tutorials

Video Tutorials

We're working on a series of video command prompt tutorials for Take Command and TCC. They will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Basic Tutorials

Take Command is a rich environment that allows you complete control of your Windows systems. We have created some quick command prompt tutorials that describe the basic features of the Take Command environment and the TCC scripting languge. You will come up learning curve faster if you take a few moments to look through these documents and videos.

Customizing the Take Command Environment

Take Command is the GUI component, providing the tabbed console windows in which TCC, and other console programs like CMD.EXE and PowerShell run. It also provides file-management windows, a tabbed toolbar, and other graphical amenities, along with the framework they all fit into.

Many of Take Command's customization options are available in the Take Command configuration dialog, which you start with the "Configure Take Command..." selection in the Options menu. (Note that this is a different dialog from the OPTION dialog used to configure TCC.)

Customizing the TCC Environment

TCC.EXE is the command prompt interpreter included with Take Command. It's the brains of the package, the program which accepts your commands from the keyboard or from a batch file, parses and executes them. TCC is usually run within a tab window in the Take Command interface. It can also be run by itself, in a regular console window outside of the Take Command environment, for a more spartan experience. The customizations in this section are specifically for TCC, whether it's run within the Take Command interface or by itself.

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"Take Command performed well in our tests. It responded quickly to our input, and we liked the flexibility of its interface--floating or docking its panes as separate consoles. The Folders pane and List View pane offered an Explorer-like directory-tree listing of apps and commands that made powering around our system and transitioning to Take Command's worldview relatively easy. We liked the library of commands provided in the Help system for those unfamiliar with command-line work, and that they were organized both by name and category, making the library easy to employ for any level of user. Using the commands was a snap." 



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