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Subject: Re: Command line utility??

Re: Command line utility??

From: Ray Lambert <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:25:16 -0400 (EDT)

Manuel Dejonghe wrote:
> I can confirm 4NT to be an excellent piece of software. I know it for
> more than 7 years now, and find it always cumbersome to work on a pc
> not having the best shell on earth (tm) installed.
> The most important things are:
> - command completition
> - aliases
> - directory/file coloring
> - copy paste with right-click, Ctrl-V or Shift-Insert
> Even things, that bash or none of the linux-shells I know have :-)

Hmmm... well, bash certainly does have your four "most important things"
(and much more).

I don't doubt that 4NT is nice but, at $75 a pop, I would recommend that
folks just install Cygwin (which offers a real bash shell and much, much
more, all for free). That would also enable the possibility of using bash
shell scripts instead of .bat files (which hardly even warrant the term
"script"). Just MO...

Received on 2006-10-27

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