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Enhanced Windows-like text editing behavior


PowerCmd supports standard generic text editing behavior. You can cut, copy and paste using the conventional Windows shortcuts, drag and drop text within PowerCmd. Pressing Ctrl+C will get two different behaviors in different situations. PowerCmd still supports traditional column selection mode of the prompt window when ALT key pressed.

 

Windows-like text editing


PowerCmd supports standard Windows text editing methods and shortcuts:
- Use mouse to select text as what you did in normal text editor
- Mouse left double clicking to select a word
- Mouse left triple clicking to select a line
- Mouse left clicking on line number margin to select a line
- Mouse left pressing and moving on line number margin to select multiple lines
- Ctrl+Left key to skip words
- Ctrl+Shift+Left key to select words
and more...

Words and Text Selection - Windows-like

 

Column Selection Mode


PowerCmd still supports traditional column selection mode of the prompt window. If you wish to select a column of text, just press ALT key and drag mouse on text window.

Words and Text Selections - Column Selection Mode

 

Smart Ctrl+C


- If there is any text selected, and press Ctrl+C, selected text will be copied to system clipboard.
- If there is no selection, and press Ctrl+C, it will send a CTRL+C signal to a console process group that shares the console.
- Ctrl + Mouse Right Click will also copy the selected text.

 

Drag and Drop text


If you with to quickly input a command which has been outputed, just select words, drag and drop it anywhere. The selected text will be appended as command or its parameters.

Console Text Drag and Drop

You can also drag and drop file or foder into the command window.

 

Command Prompt ANSI and Unicode Support


You may compare the screenshots between Windows Command Prompt and PowerCmd (Click the images below to open full-size samples). Obviously PowerCmd offers more user friendly interface and sleek style.

The file text-ansi.txt is an ansi encoded text file and text-unicode.txt is a unicode encoded text file. Command "TYPE" displays their contents. The testing code page is 437 (OEM - United States). For ansi encoded text file, the result is the same. However, Windows Command Prompt displays Chinese, Japanese and Russian as interrogation marks, while PowerCmd displays very well.

Ansi and Unicode Text in Cmd, Windows Dos Console Ansi and Unicode Text in PowerCmd, WinXP style

(Note: the contents in other languages are translated using google language tool.)

 

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