Post by E. S. Fabian
|| I'm new to this and have never used JPsoft's DESCRIBE. Is it free
|| software? Those links make it look like a part of a larger package.
| It's a built-in command in the products Steve Fabian noted -- a
| feature and not a separate program.
4DOS for versions of DOS, esp. FreeDOS, 4OS2 for use on OS/2, and
TCC/LE for use on Windows XP (and later) are now free command
processors from JP Software, Inc. 4DOS and 4OS2 had been commercial
products when DOS and OS/2 were more popular. TCC/LE (Take Command
Console / Limited Edition) is primarily a free replacement for CMD.EXE
with only a portion of the enhancements found in the commercial
product TCC. All of these command processors include the DESCRIBE
command to manipulate the contents of a hidden file named DESCRIPT.ION
which can contain one line of arbitrary text for each file in a
directory, describing its contents. All file manipulation commands in
the JPsoft command processors also manipulate the associated file
description, if any, so that the description of a file, when the file
itself is deleted, moved, renamed or copied, will be subject to the
same action. Many other file manipulation programs from other vendors
also process JPsoft-style file descriptions, e.g., make it a file
comment in an archive.
TCC is currently bundles with a program named Take Command (TCMD),
which allows multiple console (i.e., text) programs to use individual
"tabs" of a single window, in the same manner Firefox and Internet
Explorer allow you to view different websites in different "tabs".
As all JPsoft commerical products, TCMD can be downloaded from
jpsoft.com for a free 30-day evaluation period.
I think I vaguely remember this. I think this is the one which replaces
DOS in Win98. I'm on XP now but am a bit wary of installing anything
which might upset the operating system.