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dos prompt setting

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TelusPlanet, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. TelusPlanet

    TelusPlanet Flightless Bird

    I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not been
    able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt


    with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.


    you help is much appreciated
     
  2. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "TelusPlanet" <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote in message
    news:t6Ejo.688$u9.219@edtnps82...
    > I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    > been able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >
    >
    > with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >
    >
    > you help is much appreciated


    If you type CMD in the text box which shows when you click the Start button,
    a window opens and shows a command prompt.

    Now, right click on the title bar of the window (I think its blue) and a
    list of things will appear. The one you want is Default. Select that and
    you get up a nice option selection where you can set things to how you like
    them including the duplicates thing.

    I hope this is what you want, if not please post again. Someone will know
    how to do it, you can actually do almost anything you want in Windows 7,
    more than in earlier versions I think, but the methods are far from obvious
    and Microsoft do not provide manuals (because surveys show that beginners
    don't read manuals - which is why they are beginners of course).
     
  3. telusPlanet

    telusPlanet Flightless Bird

    thx. wonderful.
    "johnbee" <johnbrockbank@com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i6o65j$pmg$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "TelusPlanet" <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote in message
    > news:t6Ejo.688$u9.219@edtnps82...
    >> I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >> been able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>
    >>
    >> with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>
    >>
    >> you help is much appreciated

    >
    > If you type CMD in the text box which shows when you click the Start
    > button, a window opens and shows a command prompt.
    >
    > Now, right click on the title bar of the window (I think its blue) and a
    > list of things will appear. The one you want is Default. Select that and
    > you get up a nice option selection where you can set things to how you
    > like them including the duplicates thing.
    >
    > I hope this is what you want, if not please post again. Someone will know
    > how to do it, you can actually do almost anything you want in Windows 7,
    > more than in earlier versions I think, but the methods are far from
    > obvious and Microsoft do not provide manuals (because surveys show that
    > beginners don't read manuals - which is why they are beginners of course).
     
  4. Donald L McDaniel

    Donald L McDaniel Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:

    >I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not been
    >able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >
    >
    >with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >
    >
    >you help is much appreciated


    1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    Windows ME.
    2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.

    Donald L McDaniel
     
  5. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "Donald L McDaniel" <defenestra@invalid.net> wrote in message
    news:2hef969mpu7afu32jsp5htve08qu1p7ols@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    > <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >
    >>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >>been
    >>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>
    >>
    >>with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>
    >>
    >>you help is much appreciated

    >
    > 1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    > is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    > prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    > Windows ME.
    > 2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    > the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    > enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >
    > Donald L McDaniel


    Actually I think you will find that the correct terminology is 'Command
    Prompt' in 'Command mode'. Also, I think you will find that your comment
    has nothing to do with his actual question - merely the phrasing of it. As
    I have mentioned before on this newsgroup, it is best to be a little
    cautious in assuming superiority over a guy who uses command mode.
     
  6. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:09:45 +0100, johnbee wrote:

    > "Donald L McDaniel" <defenestra@invalid.net> wrote in message
    > news:2hef969mpu7afu32jsp5htve08qu1p7ols@4ax.com...
    >> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >>>been
    >>>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>you help is much appreciated

    >>
    >> 1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    >> is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    >> prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    >> Windows ME.
    >> 2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    >> the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    >> enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >>
    >> Donald L McDaniel

    >
    > Actually I think you will find that the correct terminology is 'Command
    > Prompt' in 'Command mode'. Also, I think you will find that your comment
    > has nothing to do with his actual question - merely the phrasing of it. As
    > I have mentioned before on this newsgroup, it is best to be a little
    > cautious in assuming superiority over a guy who uses command mode.


    He was talking about changing the prompt in the command window, and the
    command is indeed "prompt", e.g., in my case, PROMPT=[$n:]$s

    The problem is that to make it work every time you start a window you
    need to put it somewhere special, like in a batch file that you set up
    to start with the command window.

    Unfortunately, I have forgotten the drill and can't find it at the
    moment, and I'm going out to lunch soon (no jokes, please...OK, joke if
    you want).

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  7. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:46:47 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
    <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:

    >On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:09:45 +0100, johnbee wrote:
    >
    >> "Donald L McDaniel" <defenestra@invalid.net> wrote in message
    >> news:2hef969mpu7afu32jsp5htve08qu1p7ols@4ax.com...
    >>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >>> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >>>>been
    >>>>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>you help is much appreciated
    >>>
    >>> 1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    >>> is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    >>> prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    >>> Windows ME.
    >>> 2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    >>> the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    >>> enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >>>
    >>> Donald L McDaniel

    >>
    >> Actually I think you will find that the correct terminology is 'Command
    >> Prompt' in 'Command mode'. Also, I think you will find that your comment
    >> has nothing to do with his actual question - merely the phrasing of it. As
    >> I have mentioned before on this newsgroup, it is best to be a little
    >> cautious in assuming superiority over a guy who uses command mode.

    >
    >He was talking about changing the prompt in the command window, and the
    >command is indeed "prompt", e.g., in my case, PROMPT=[$n:]$s
    >
    >The problem is that to make it work every time you start a window you
    >need to put it somewhere special, like in a batch file that you set up
    >to start with the command window.
    >
    >Unfortunately, I have forgotten the drill and can't find it at the
    >moment, and I'm going out to lunch soon (no jokes, please...OK, joke if
    >you want).


    I guess I read it wrong, too, then. To me, the OP's question had
    nothing to do with customizing the prompt. It looked to me like he
    wanted to customize some of other settings related to a Command Prompt
    window, but not the prompt itself.
     
  8. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1hkcpry8p055w$.161yr6fwwcrvc$.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:09:45 +0100, johnbee wrote:
    >
    >> "Donald L McDaniel" <defenestra@invalid.net> wrote in message
    >> news:2hef969mpu7afu32jsp5htve08qu1p7ols@4ax.com...
    >>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >>> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >>>>been
    >>>>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>you help is much appreciated
    >>>
    >>> 1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    >>> is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    >>> prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    >>> Windows ME.
    >>> 2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    >>> the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    >>> enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >>>
    >>> Donald L McDaniel

    >>
    >> Actually I think you will find that the correct terminology is 'Command
    >> Prompt' in 'Command mode'. Also, I think you will find that your comment
    >> has nothing to do with his actual question - merely the phrasing of it.
    >> As
    >> I have mentioned before on this newsgroup, it is best to be a little
    >> cautious in assuming superiority over a guy who uses command mode.

    >
    > He was talking about changing the prompt in the command window, and the
    > command is indeed "prompt", e.g., in my case, PROMPT=[$n:]$s
    >
    > The problem is that to make it work every time you start a window you
    > need to put it somewhere special, like in a batch file that you set up
    > to start with the command window.
    >
    > Unfortunately, I have forgotten the drill and can't find it at the
    > moment, and I'm going out to lunch soon (no jokes, please...OK, joke if
    > you want).
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)


    I know what he was talking about and it was nothing to do with what the man
    asked.

    I will add a comment: I don't think that the properties of the command
    window which can be set to be in effect automatically or just for the moment
    include the prompt, but I don't know why. Except of course that regular
    command prompt users are not the types who would care much.

    Properties for the command window are set by right clicking it's title bar
    and then choosing either default or properties respectively, which is what
    I told the chap. Not the most intuitively obvious thing about Windows and
    also difficult to guess or stumble across. I always have, and have had, $P
    which is the default provided anyway, I reckon since the year dot.
     
  9. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:30:32 +0100, johnbee wrote:

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:1hkcpry8p055w$.161yr6fwwcrvc$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:09:45 +0100, johnbee wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Donald L McDaniel" <defenestra@invalid.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:2hef969mpu7afu32jsp5htve08qu1p7ols@4ax.com...
    >>>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >>>> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >>>>>been
    >>>>>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>you help is much appreciated
    >>>>
    >>>> 1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    >>>> is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    >>>> prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    >>>> Windows ME.
    >>>> 2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    >>>> the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    >>>> enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >>>>
    >>>> Donald L McDaniel
    >>>
    >>> Actually I think you will find that the correct terminology is 'Command
    >>> Prompt' in 'Command mode'. Also, I think you will find that your comment
    >>> has nothing to do with his actual question - merely the phrasing of it.
    >>> As
    >>> I have mentioned before on this newsgroup, it is best to be a little
    >>> cautious in assuming superiority over a guy who uses command mode.

    >>
    >> He was talking about changing the prompt in the command window, and the
    >> command is indeed "prompt", e.g., in my case, PROMPT=[$n:]$s
    >>
    >> The problem is that to make it work every time you start a window you
    >> need to put it somewhere special, like in a batch file that you set up
    >> to start with the command window.
    >>
    >> Unfortunately, I have forgotten the drill and can't find it at the
    >> moment, and I'm going out to lunch soon (no jokes, please...OK, joke if
    >> you want).
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    >
    > I know what he was talking about and it was nothing to do with what the man
    > asked.
    >
    > I will add a comment: I don't think that the properties of the command
    > window which can be set to be in effect automatically or just for the moment
    > include the prompt, but I don't know why. Except of course that regular
    > command prompt users are not the types who would care much.
    >
    > Properties for the command window are set by right clicking it's title bar
    > and then choosing either default or properties respectively, which is what
    > I told the chap. Not the most intuitively obvious thing about Windows and
    > also difficult to guess or stumble across. I always have, and have had, $P
    > which is the default provided anyway, I reckon since the year dot.


    My command window has the prompt I mentioned above, and it has a macro
    or two that I defined. These are automatic and permanent.

    Since you don't believe me, I'll spend a moment now to track down how I
    did it. You probably still won't believe me, but it might be of use to
    others.

    I placed a batch file which I called cmd_start.bat in a convenient
    directory. I placed such things as a prompt command and a call to doskey
    in that batch file.

    I edited the registry to put the path to that file in
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Command Processor\Autorun
    (as an SZ variable).

    Voilà. Every time I start a command window, the prompt and the doskey
    macros are created for that instance.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  10. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:56:43 -0500, Char Jackson wrote:

    > On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:46:47 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
    > <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:09:45 +0100, johnbee wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Donald L McDaniel" <defenestra@invalid.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:2hef969mpu7afu32jsp5htve08qu1p7ols@4ax.com...
    >>>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >>>> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >>>>>been
    >>>>>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>you help is much appreciated
    >>>>
    >>>> 1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    >>>> is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    >>>> prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    >>>> Windows ME.
    >>>> 2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    >>>> the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    >>>> enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >>>>
    >>>> Donald L McDaniel
    >>>
    >>> Actually I think you will find that the correct terminology is 'Command
    >>> Prompt' in 'Command mode'. Also, I think you will find that your comment
    >>> has nothing to do with his actual question - merely the phrasing of it. As
    >>> I have mentioned before on this newsgroup, it is best to be a little
    >>> cautious in assuming superiority over a guy who uses command mode.

    >>
    >>He was talking about changing the prompt in the command window, and the
    >>command is indeed "prompt", e.g., in my case, PROMPT=[$n:]$s
    >>
    >>The problem is that to make it work every time you start a window you
    >>need to put it somewhere special, like in a batch file that you set up
    >>to start with the command window.
    >>
    >>Unfortunately, I have forgotten the drill and can't find it at the
    >>moment, and I'm going out to lunch soon (no jokes, please...OK, joke if
    >>you want).

    >
    > I guess I read it wrong, too, then. To me, the OP's question had
    > nothing to do with customizing the prompt. It looked to me like he
    > wanted to customize some of other settings related to a Command Prompt
    > window, but not the prompt itself.


    I have no idea whether I read it right, to tell the truth. I'd just
    claim it as my take on the issue, and hope no one minds :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  11. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    ?Hi, John.

    I noticed, several Windows versions ago, that there are multiple Properties
    screens for the Command Prompt window (as there are for other apps and
    utilities).

    If I right-click on the Command Prompt icon I've pinned to my Taskbar, then
    right-click again and choose Properties, I get a screen with 11 tabs. If I
    right-click on the Title Bar of an open Command Prompt window and choose
    Properties, I get a screen with just 4 tabs. From cmd.exe in a Search
    window, I get a screen with 5 tabs. There may be other variations, but I'm
    too lazy to check out all of them now.

    My favorite is Prompt $p$g, which I think is the default, ever since the
    real MS-DOS (and TRSDOS before it).

    Maybe the OP will come back and explain what he wants so that we don't have
    to just talk among ourselves.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3002.0810)) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    SP1 beta


    "johnbee" wrote in message news:i7atk6$ner$1@news.eternal-september.org...


    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1hkcpry8p055w$.161yr6fwwcrvc$.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:09:45 +0100, johnbee wrote:
    >
    >> "Donald L McDaniel" <defenestra@invalid.net> wrote in message
    >> news:2hef969mpu7afu32jsp5htve08qu1p7ols@4ax.com...
    >>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >>> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >>>>been
    >>>>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>you help is much appreciated
    >>>
    >>> 1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    >>> is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    >>> prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    >>> Windows ME.
    >>> 2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    >>> the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    >>> enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >>>
    >>> Donald L McDaniel

    >>
    >> Actually I think you will find that the correct terminology is 'Command
    >> Prompt' in 'Command mode'. Also, I think you will find that your comment
    >> has nothing to do with his actual question - merely the phrasing of it.
    >> As
    >> I have mentioned before on this newsgroup, it is best to be a little
    >> cautious in assuming superiority over a guy who uses command mode.

    >
    > He was talking about changing the prompt in the command window, and the
    > command is indeed "prompt", e.g., in my case, PROMPT=[$n:]$s
    >
    > The problem is that to make it work every time you start a window you
    > need to put it somewhere special, like in a batch file that you set up
    > to start with the command window.
    >
    > Unfortunately, I have forgotten the drill and can't find it at the
    > moment, and I'm going out to lunch soon (no jokes, please...OK, joke if
    > you want).
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)


    I know what he was talking about and it was nothing to do with what the man
    asked.

    I will add a comment: I don't think that the properties of the command
    window which can be set to be in effect automatically or just for the moment
    include the prompt, but I don't know why. Except of course that regular
    command prompt users are not the types who would care much.

    Properties for the command window are set by right clicking it's title bar
    and then choosing either default or properties respectively, which is what
    I told the chap. Not the most intuitively obvious thing about Windows and
    also difficult to guess or stumble across. I always have, and have had, $P
    which is the default provided anyway, I reckon since the year dot.
     
  12. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:53:19 -0500, "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net>
    wrote:

    >Maybe the OP will come back and explain what he wants so that we don't have
    >to just talk among ourselves.


    I was in the tiny minority who thought that the OP was specifically
    asking about the "quick edit" and "remove duplicates" options, as
    quoted below.

    >>>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >>>> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >>>>>been
    >>>>>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
     
  13. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:44:11 -0500, Char Jackson wrote:

    > On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:53:19 -0500, "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Maybe the OP will come back and explain what he wants so that we don't have
    >>to just talk among ourselves.

    >
    > I was in the tiny minority who thought that the OP was specifically
    > asking about the "quick edit" and "remove duplicates" options, as
    > quoted below.
    >
    >>>>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >>>>> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >>>>>>been
    >>>>>>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt


    I must say that the original post is subject to various interpretations.

    On rereading it, I can reinterpret it to mean that by the DOS prompt, he
    meant the Command Window or Command Prompt :)

    My suggestion about the startup batch file might be just what he needs,
    but he seems to be a drive-by.

    OTOH, what should we discuss among ourselves? (As "suggested" by R. C.
    White.)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  14. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 13:18:41 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
    <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:

    >On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:44:11 -0500, Char Jackson wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:53:19 -0500, "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Maybe the OP will come back and explain what he wants so that we don't have
    >>>to just talk among ourselves.

    >>
    >> I was in the tiny minority who thought that the OP was specifically
    >> asking about the "quick edit" and "remove duplicates" options, as
    >> quoted below.
    >>
    >>>>>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >>>>>> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not
    >>>>>>>been
    >>>>>>>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt

    >
    >I must say that the original post is subject to various interpretations.


    That's certainly what happened, but I have to admit that I don't see
    how. The initial request seems relatively clear to me and doesn't
    appear to have anything to do with customizing the prompt itself, but
    I guess others parsed the words differently.

    >On rereading it, I can reinterpret it to mean that by the DOS prompt, he
    >meant the Command Window or Command Prompt :)
    >
    >My suggestion about the startup batch file might be just what he needs,
    >but he seems to be a drive-by.
    >
    >OTOH, what should we discuss among ourselves? (As "suggested" by R. C.
    >White.)


    :)
     
  15. Leon Manfredi

    Leon Manfredi Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:52:58 -0700, Donald L McDaniel
    <defenestra@invalid.net> wrote:

    >On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    ><GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >
    >>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not been
    >>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>
    >>
    >>with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>
    >>
    >>you help is much appreciated

    >
    >1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    >is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    >prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    >Windows ME.
    >2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    >the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    >enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >
    >Donald L McDaniel


    That's weird..... Why? Because if I click on my Start Button ---->All
    Programs ---> Accessories,,,,, lo and behold, a "Dos Command" icon!
     
  16. croy

    croy Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 19:28:34 -0400, Leon Manfredi
    <manfred@toast.net> wrote:

    >
    >On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:52:58 -0700, Donald L McDaniel
    ><defenestra@invalid.net> wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >><GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not been
    >>>able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>you help is much appreciated

    >>
    >>1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    >>is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    >>prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    >>Windows ME.
    >>2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    >>the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    >>enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >>
    >>Donald L McDaniel

    >
    >That's weird..... Why? Because if I click on my Start Button ---->All
    >Programs ---> Accessories,,,,, lo and behold, a "Dos Command" icon!


    Why do you call it a Dos Command icon? Does it have the
    words, "Dos Command" next to it?

    --
    croy
     
  17. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    <
    "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:y9ydnUDYn8LDMAHRnZ2dnUVZ_sCdnZ2d@posted.grandecom...


    Maybe the OP will come back and explain what he wants so that we don't have
    to just talk among ourselves. >

    You might be being too hard on the OP. What he wanted to know was how to
    set the editing options automatically for every use of what he called the
    dos prompt. I interpreted that as meaning that he likes to use the command
    prompt and save himself the bother of retyping commands by using the up and
    down arrows and editing previous commands. In doing that, he wanted, for
    example, to set automatically to being in insert mode rather than
    overtyping so he can back arrow along a previous line and insert new
    options, and also to automatically dump duplicate commends to save himself
    needing to do too many up arrows and down arrows so his finger gets less
    tired.

    So I answered by telling him exactly how to do that (right click the title
    bar and select default and the options one likes etc.) and he replied thanks
    very much and buzzed off.

    Somebody read it a bit fast and bit on the word 'prompt' and somebody else
    decided to tell him off about his outdated terminology, neither of which was
    the least bit worth him bothering about I suspect but were taken up by
    others remembering the glorious Dos days of old. I can't remember whether
    those command options were available in days of Dos because such tricks were
    never my thing - I'd rather do things the long way in those days. I know
    about right clicking the title bar and whipping through old commands because
    I do a little of it.
     
  18. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 9/24/2010 6:28 PM, Leon Manfredi wrote:
    >
    > On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:52:58 -0700, Donald L McDaniel
    > <defenestra@invalid.net> wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not been
    >>> able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> you help is much appreciated

    >>
    >> 1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    >> is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    >> prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    >> Windows ME.
    >> 2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    >> the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    >> enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >>
    >> Donald L McDaniel

    >
    > That's weird..... Why? Because if I click on my Start Button ---->All
    > Programs ---> Accessories,,,,, lo and behold, a "Dos Command" icon!


    So do you spell DOS Command - Command Prompt?


    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thunderbird 3.1.4
    Sunday, September 26, 2010 9:37:04 PM
     
  19. Leon Manfredi

    Leon Manfredi Flightless Bird

    Picky!... Picky!... Picky!

    Windows 7 Ultimate


    On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:37:05 -0500, Roy Smith <rasmith1959@live.com>
    wrote:

    >On 9/24/2010 6:28 PM, Leon Manfredi wrote:
    >>
    >> On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:52:58 -0700, Donald L McDaniel
    >> <defenestra@invalid.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:54:33 GMT, "TelusPlanet"
    >>> <GG@AllEmailRejected.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I like the quick edit and remove duplicate options. SO far I ahve not been
    >>>> able to make the setting to stay beyond the instance of DOs prompt
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> with Xp I could specify save setting for Dos prompt with the same title.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> you help is much appreciated
    >>>
    >>> 1) Since Windows 7 does not contain Microsoft's old Real Mode, there
    >>> is no such thing as "DOS mode", there is no such thing as a "DOS
    >>> prompt", and "DOS" no longer exists in Windows, and hasn't since
    >>> Windows ME.
    >>> 2) It's quite easy to change the Console prompt in Windows by using
    >>> the "Prompt" command in the Console. Just open a Console window and
    >>> enter "prompt" on the command line to find out how to do it.
    >>>
    >>> Donald L McDaniel

    >>
    >> That's weird..... Why? Because if I click on my Start Button ---->All
    >> Programs ---> Accessories,,,,, lo and behold, a "Dos Command" icon!

    >
    >So do you spell DOS Command - Command Prompt?
     

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