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Command Promt question

Oliver Ng

Joined: Aug 28, 2001
Posts: 15
I was curious to know if there are any programs out there that can simulate the windows 2000 commandpromt for windows 98. I dont want to switch to 2000 (for compatibility reasons) but I really enjoy the W2K CmdPrompt.
Is there a program that will do this for me? or better yet is there a way to use the Win2K prompt with Windows98?
Thanks for your time.
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What is it that you like about the Windows 2000 command prompt? The only real difference that I see is the ability to scroll back up the window.
Compiling and running Java programs is exactly the same on the two platforms.

Brian Hoff
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Oliver Ng

Joined: Aug 28, 2001
Posts: 15
I just like the ability to type
cd progr*
and it will take me to program files. Plus the rightclick cut and paste method and the instant doskey. Also how you can browse directories by only typing in a bit and pressing tab.
Its also useful to title the dos windows when i have 10 open.
Mike Curwen
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Joined: Feb 20, 2001
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As for the doskey, just put the line "load doskey" into your autoexec.bat

That's from memory, maybe it's "loadhigh or lh doskey" that was in mine, back before I switched to Win2000.

The other thing I started to do was type up small (sometimes very small) batch files, and placed them in the path. So if I was using Unix too much that week and typed 'ls' at a DOS prompt, my ls.bat file contained the command 'dir'. (By the way, ls works in win2k)
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