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Best Command Prompt program

Bob Scott
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I was wondering if anyone knew a better command prompt program that runs on Windows 7 32-bit. My main complaint with the command prompt that comes with Windows is it's apparent lack of a way to tell it to "Always on top". If there is a way to do this with the regular command prompt that would be great, otherwise I was wondering if there was another program that would do it. Thanks!
meeta gaur
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ms-dos cmd is best comand prompt program.


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Winston Gutkowski
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Bob Scott wrote:I was wondering if anyone knew a better command prompt program that runs on Windows 7 32-bit.

And this has to do with Java...how?

Fact is, on Windows, I think it's the only one you've got unless you want to trawl for 3rd party solutions. You might try Googling for something like "Windows terminal programs". Alternatively, there are likely a truckload of telnet clients out there, but you might need to tweak them a bit.

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Bob Scott
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Winston Gutkowski wrote:
Bob Scott wrote:I was wondering if anyone knew a better command prompt program that runs on Windows 7 32-bit.

And this has to do with Java...how?

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Fact is, on Windows, I think it's the only one you've got unless you want to trawl for 3rd party solutions. You might try Googling for something like "Windows terminal programs". Alternatively, there are likely a truckload of telnet clients out there, but you might need to tweak them a bit.

Winston
meeta gaur
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Bob Scott wrote:
Winston Gutkowski wrote:
Bob Scott wrote:I was wondering if anyone knew a better command prompt program that runs on Windows 7 32-bit.

And this has to do with Java...how?

webpage

Fact is, on Windows, I think it's the only one you've got unless you want to trawl for 3rd party solutions. You might try Googling for something like "Windows terminal programs". Alternatively, there are likely a truckload of telnet clients out there, but you might need to tweak them a bit.

Winston

nice post
Henry Wong
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meeta gaur wrote:
Bob Scott wrote:
Winston Gutkowski wrote:
Bob Scott wrote:I was wondering if anyone knew a better command prompt program that runs on Windows 7 32-bit.

And this has to do with Java...how?

webpage

Fact is, on Windows, I think it's the only one you've got unless you want to trawl for 3rd party solutions. You might try Googling for something like "Windows terminal programs". Alternatively, there are likely a truckload of telnet clients out there, but you might need to tweak them a bit.

Winston

nice post



What is so nice about the post? The question was what has command prompts have to do with Java? and the answer was some link to a discussion that the command line should be used versus an IDE. This tells us that the OP may not know the difference -- or more likely, that the OP doesn't care about the topic enough to figure out where to put the topic.

Henry


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Winston Gutkowski
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Bob Scott wrote:
Winston Gutkowski wrote:And this has to do with Java...how?
webpage...

Erm...and I'm supposed to be some sort of mindreader? Sorry, but my Vulcan powers are somewhat diminished at the moment.

Anyway, hopefully you found something useful in my post.

Winston
Greg Charles
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If you want better tools inside the window, then CygWin is worth checking out. It's always the first thing I install when forced to work with Windows. It seems like your problem is with Windows' windows manager though, not the command prompt per se. A quick Google suggests that a utility called Always On Top would take care of that for you.
 
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