Command Prompt for Windows




Main Features

  • Custom Colours and ANSI graphics.

  • Full IBM graphics character set. Use the ACS command to display the full character set.

  • Full support for both ANSI and Unicode character encodings. The default Unicode standard used in Windows is UTF-16 little-endian.

  • Full edit key functionality, including the tab key (UNIX like), which expands incomplete path, file, command or macro names currently being typed at the command prompt. See Command Line Edit Keys.

  • More than one command can be entered on a single line. See Multiple Commands.

  • Powerful command grouping using both braces and brackets..

  • I/O redirection for the WinOne® Command Prompt commands and all text mode type programs. See Redirecting Command Input and Output.

  • Archive file support for ZIP, LZH, ARJ, ARC. Use the ARCH command to view files inside archive files.

  • Smart delete (eg. RMDIR /S and DEL / S). These commands will process sub-directories.

  • Smart insertion of program files into Program Manager groups, by using the GROUP command.

  • Many Extra Commands (eg. WHICH, WHERE etc.).

  • Automatic directory changing. There is no need to use the CD or CDD commands, simply enter the directory at the command prompt and press the return key. Also see Command Execution and Precedence.

  • External Command support. External commands are simply programs that use the WinOne® Command Prompt for their input and output. External commands are written using either C or C++. See the External Command SDK for more information.

  • Command line history buffer. Stores the last 256 command lines entered at the command prompt. Use the HISTORY command to display a list. Also see Command Line Edit Keys.

  • File Extension Associations. Associates a program(s) to a file extension. Use the EXTENSION command to manipulate file extension associations.

  • Command Line Macros. Enables sequences of commands to be grouped together. Use the MACRO command to manipulate macros.

  • Powerful enhanced Batch file support. Batch files (ie. files having a file extension of .BAT, .CMD or .WBT) will be processed in the main WinOne® Command Prompt window, unless the CALL command is used to run the batch file, then the batch file will be executed in its own separate window.

  • File and directory descriptions, up to 128 characters. See the DESCRIBE command.

  • User Definable Buttons. There are a maximum of 27 user definable buttons, that are fully programmable. Use the Buttons option in the system menu to manipulate buttons.

  • 43 predefined button images and unlimited custom images. Custom images are created from icons stored inside .EXE, .DLL and .ICO files.

  • A screen buffer, which can store 150 to 2500 lines of scoll back in memory.

  • Clipboard copy and paste.

  • Variable Font Sizes. Set different font sizes for the WinOne® window.

  • Easy access to the configuration files, AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, all .INI files and the System Registry. Use the System Edit... option in the system menu. Also see System Configuration Files.

  • Status Bar. Displays time, bytes free and a percentage done indicator for currently executing commands.

  • Drive Bar, which displays all the disk drives along the bottom of the WinOne® window.

  • WinOne® can be set as the default start up shell, replacing the Program Manager.

  • WinOne® is mail aware. When this feature is enabled, the message "You have new mail" will be displayed when new unread mail is waiting your mail box.

  • WinOne® includes Console Emulation which enables Win32 Console Programs to use the main WinOne® Command Prompt window for their input and output, transparently.

  • Drag and Drop functionality built into the WinOne® Command Prompt. Files or folders can be dropped at a command prompt or they can be dragged into another window using the DRAG command.

  • Context Menu support added to explorer which allows the WinOne® Command Prompt to be easily accessable from any explorer window using the right mouse button.