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Archive for June 18th, 2014

Windows shells: a bit of history

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/18

I’ve a long history in DOS/Windows 9x COMMAND.COM and Windows cmd.exe shell programming.

The switch to PowerShell is steep, but for me it is worth it: it has so much more functionality than cmd.exe, and taps right into the .NET ECO system.

If you look for something intermediate, you might want to consider TCC. Formerly TCC was known as 4NT, which has its roots in 4DOS (I totally loved 4DOS back when cmd wasn’t there yet).

A small overview: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Batch-Files, CommandLine, Development, Power User, PowerShell, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

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