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Cmd alternative

Wouter Oet
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I'm looking for an cmd alternative because it really annoys me that I can't use Ctrl+C/V.
I've found several of them but I would like to hear some experiences so please share them.


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Please correct my English.
Kevin Workman
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Assuming you're talking about Windows CMD, have you tried enabling QuickEdit? You don't get ctrl+c or ctrl+v, but you can do easy copying and pasting with it.
Wouter Oet
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Windows CMD indeed. No I did not know about that functionality. It's an improvement but still not quite there yet. I can't Ctrl+Z or Ctrl-Backspace.
Peter Johnson
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What about cygwin?


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Wouter Oet
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After your advise I tried it but it is just a linux console emulator and it doesn't provide Ctrl+C/V functionality. I also tried Console but that is just a tabbed wrapper for cmd.
Peter Johnson
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I completely misread your intent. In a terminal (such as command prompt) the CTRL character is used to pass control command the the terminal, and these control commands typically affect the running process. Thus, CTRL-C is used to terminal the running process. I thought that you were asking for a terminal that would allow you make use of the various CTRL command available in a Linux/UNIX terminal that are not available in the Command Prompt.

It wasn't until I googled CTRL-V (I was going to ask you what functionality you hoped for, because I have never used CTRL-V in a terminal, but decided to google it instead) and read what it did that I realized you were asking about copy and paste! The problem is that the context of query (within a terminal or command prompt) lead me to have a certain interpretation of CTRL commands which was not what you were asking about at all!

The moral of the story is to not make assumptions that people understand your context, and thus be clear about exactly what you mean.

And before you ask, no I don't know of any terminal software that will let you use CTRL-C to copy and CTRL-V to paste.
Wouter Oet
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Sorry you're right. It's just so common for me that I never realised that ctrl + c/v commands could be used for something else.

I guess my quest continues.
 
 
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