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Re^13: What's wrong with @ARGV - or with me?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jun 13, 2013 at 00:14 UTC ( #1038628=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^12: What's wrong with @ARGV - or with me?
in thread What's wrong with @ARGV - or with me?

things like this are really related to the terminal, not the shell; cmd doesn't have the separate concepts.

Indeed. Whilst things like rcmd.exe and PsExec.exe are available to give remote command line shells, Windows takes a different tack to accessing remote resources.

Ie. It tends to run local processes that can access and change the resources on the remote machine. Each model has it pros and cons.

Though the rectangular select (as opposed to the default stream-like select in bash) makes it still mostly useless to me except in a few specific situations. Got any way to get the other kind of select?

Not that am aware of, but I've never found it to be a limitation. 'cept maybe occasionally having to trim a copied command prompt after paste but before hitting enter.

I personally run PuTTY on windows to log into a linux box, so cut and paste between everything works just fine.

You mean you never run *nix as a local OS?

one more thing that frustrates me about the command prompt: Can't resize it by simply dragging the window corner.

Hm As default that is true, but I have it configured ( properties->defaults->layout ) to use a 1000x1000 buffer, which means I can just drag to resize my window.

I don't have the aversion many people seems to have to scroll bars and horizontal scrolling. And most f the time my COmmand shell windows -- along with most every other application I use -- is maximised. I switch between them using Alt-Tab as needed.

But different strokes for different folks. :)


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Re^14: What's wrong with @ARGV - or with me?
by Crackers2 (Vicar) on Jun 13, 2013 at 01:08 UTC
    Not that am aware of, but I've never found it to be a limitation.

    Two main reasons: first one's effort; to select a line I just have to click and move down a tiny bit, as opposed to click and move all the way to the right. Second one is when copying multiple lines where start of the first line doesn't start at the left; you'd have to copy the whole line and trim.

    Again nothing earth-shattering but enough to annoy me immensely

    You mean you never run *nix as a local OS?

    Correct. I play games on my desktop so windows is pretty much a requirement, and laptop is a company machine with a standard windows image. I have run a linux GUI at times but never found a reason to use it over the windows one.

    I don't have the aversion many people seems to have to scroll bars and horizontal scrolling

    I find it rather convenient to be able to keep everything visible on the screen at once; with 4 windows I could get 45 visible columns each, which would hide a lot of information if it doesn't wrap. Different use cases again I guess.

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