Take Command Console
|Stable release||17.00 Build 61 (December 1, 2014 ) [±]|
|Operating system||Server 2003 / Server 2008 / Vista / 7 / Windows 8|
|Platform||Microsoft Windows (Intel x86 32-bit/64-bit)|
Take Command Console (TCC), formerly known as 4DOS for Windows NT and 4NT, is a command line interpreter by JP Software, designed as a substitute for the default command interpreter in Microsoft Windows, CMD.EXE. TCC is based on the earlier 4DOS command shell for DOS, and 4OS/2 for OS/2.
Beginning with version 12 of 4NT, support for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT and 2000 were removed. Beginning with version 16 of TCC, support for Windows XP was removed, although it might still run in XP. 4NT was renamed to Take Command Console as part of JP Software's Take Command version 9.
TCC provides a rich set of command line and batch programming capabilities. It can work in conjunction with other scripting languages, such as REXX, Ruby and Perl, or Windows Scripting languages, in the form of Active Scripting engines such as VBScript and JScript as well as PerlScript (via ActivePerl), TclScript (via ActiveTcl), PythonScript (via ActivePython), and the scripting engine version of Object REXX to provide greater access to the operating system.
TCC features a number of enhancements when compared to CMD.EXE
- Additional commands
- GUI commands (msgbox, querybox, etc.)
- Extended functionality of existing commands
- Extended batch file processing facilities
- Support for command aliases, also in scripts
- Enhanced wildcards and the ability to filter by file sizes, date and time stamps, etcetera
- Context-specific online help
- Colored directory listings
- More internal variables
- Variable functions
- An interactive debugger for batch files, including a built-in syntax highlighting text editor
- Configuration stored in an INI file
- Support for file operations over several internet protocols:
- Support for plugins to provide custom functionality