Command Prompt for Windows




System Options

The system menu contains the Attributes... option, as below :-

When selected will display the Attributes window containing the System tab, as below :-

The System tab displays various options on how the WinOne® Command Prompt interacts with your Windows Operating System. It includes the default filename associations, context menu options, delete options, system tray options and the text format used for redirection.

Associate

The associate list contains all the file name extensions that can be associated with the WinOne® Command Prompt. Currently, this includes batch files (ie. .BAT, .CMD and .WBT) and the WinOne® Command Prompt external commands. A tick mark is displayed next to the file name extension when it is associated with the WinOne® Command Prompt and no tick mark is displayed when a file name extension is not associated with the WinOne® Command Prompt.

When a file name extension is associated with the WinOne® Command Prompt, simply, double click on the icon with the associated file name extension (in any explorer window) and the WinOne® Command Prompt will be executed with the program passed as a parameter to the WinOne® Command Prompt.

The Restore Defaults button resets the file name extension associations to their default setting. That is, .EXC and .WBT is associated with the WinOne® Command Prompt and .BAT and .CMD is not associated with the WinOne® Command Prompt.

Even though there is a high level of compatibility between the WinOne® Command and CMD.EXE command prompt, it is not recommended that .BAT and .CMD be associated with the WinOne® Command Prompt. See Context Menu Additions for another way to run .BAT and .CMD batch files with the WinOne® Command Prompt.

Context menus

Enable extensions

Select the Enable extensions option to enable context menu additions system wide. A small tick mark is displayed next to the option text when context menu extensions are enabled. Context menus are enabled by default.

Include CMD.EXE

To include CMD.EXE or COMMAND.COM in the context menus displayed for .BAT and .CMD batch files enable the Include CMD.EXE option. A small tick mark is displayed next to the option text when this option is enabled.

Cascade menu items

When Cascade menu items is enabled, the menu options are placed in a sub menu as below :-

A small tick mark is displayed to the option text when this option is enabled.

Delete Options

Selecting the Use Recycle Bin option will either switch the placing of deleted files into the Recycle Bin off, signified by no tick mark next to the option text, or switch the placing of deleted files into the Recycle Bin on, signified by a tick mark next to the option text. When this feature is enabled then deleting files using the DEL or DELBUT commands will place the deleted files into the Recycle Bin.

Tray Icon

When the WinOne® Command Prompt is running on an operating system that includes Explorer, the main WinOne® Command Prompt window, along with the status bar, can be set to minimise to the system tray icon area instead of minimising to the task bar area. Simply select the Minimise to System Tray option to enable this feature.

Redirection

When the input or output of a command is redirected on the WinOne® command line, this option specifies the text format for the redirected text. This can be either ANSI or Unicode text. The default format when the WinOne® Command Prompt is installed is ANSI text.