Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 24th Oct 2005 04:14 UTC, submitted by Eric
Windows Ars Technica has posted a lengthy article on the new promising Microsoft Command Shell. It looks at MSH from the point of view of both coders and Windows admins.
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hmm...
by hobgoblin on Mon 24th Oct 2005 05:37 UTC
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2005-07-06

can i boot vista into a pure shell mode? and access said shell over a ssh connection?`

allso, can i issue a command inside the shell and have vista continue to boot into the gui? and can i exit the gui and come back to said shell without having to reboot the whole system?

if not then windows still have much to learn from unix eviroment...

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RE: hmm...
by ma_d on Mon 24th Oct 2005 05:42 in reply to "hmm..."
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2005-06-29

"can i exit the gui and come back to said shell without having to reboot the whole system?"
This is actually generally considered to be a bad thing by X developers. Because you actually have two drivers for the display loaded at all times, one gets halted and the other takes over. Apparently it causes some odd complications. Although, I've found occasional use for multiple X Servers, I've never found use for using the virtual terminals while I have an X session (except to kill the one that's broken because of the mediocre nvidia driver).

I think this shell is just another .net language, which expains how they threw it together in under a year.

I honestly don't think this shell is intended for users at all. It's for scripters.

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RE[2]: hmm...
by on Mon 24th Oct 2005 05:57 in reply to "RE: hmm..."
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"I honestly don't think this shell is intended for users at all. It's for scripters."

And scripters aren't users nor users, scripters.

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RE[2]: hmm...
by on Mon 24th Oct 2005 14:30 in reply to "RE: hmm..."
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actually monad (the codename) has been under development for about 3 years now, and thankfully its finally being brought to the forefront

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