Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Feb 2006 18:29 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has released beta 3 of their Monad shell. "Windows 'Monad' Shell is a new interactive command-line and task-based scripting technology in Windows that enables administrators to more efficiently and securely automate and control system management tasks on both desktops and servers. 'Monad' Shell provides powerful task-based control (via built-in command line tools and utilities) and a powerful scripting language that enables comprehensive scripted control of the Windows operating system and applications."
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RE: Oh, nice
by Larz on Mon 27th Feb 2006 20:05 UTC in reply to "Oh, nice"
Larz
Member since:
2006-01-04

Actually there is a big difference. In Monad you are able to pass objects around, vs. the text based interface that Unix shells typically provide.

Whether thats a good idea or not is an entirely different discussion....

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RE[2]: Oh, nice
by Peragrin on Mon 27th Feb 2006 20:27 in reply to "RE: Oh, nice"
Peragrin Member since:
2006-01-05

Objects or text, the question I really want to know is if there will be a text based way to make changes to the registry. in *nix's it's easy to do text base remote adminstration. you can modify simple text files. (that change format based on OS)

Adding items to the registry from the commandline is easy. But how do you make minor modifcations?

My one hope with monad is that it will inspire some new ideas for *nix shells.

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RE[3]: Oh, nice
by gonzo on Mon 27th Feb 2006 20:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh, nice"
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

I really want to know is if there will be a text based way to make changes to the registry.

Yes, IIRC. There's what they call 'Registry provider' (another provider is 'File System', etc),

You are able to go something like this:

cd HKLM
cd Software

and then dir or ls, make changes to keys, etc.

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RE[3]: Oh, nice
by dmdavis on Mon 27th Feb 2006 20:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh, nice"
dmdavis Member since:
2005-07-06

<u>the question I really want to know is if there will be a text based way to make changes to the registry.</u>

http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/story/0,10801,...

This article explains exactly how. Moving around the registry on the command line looks pretty cool. Actually changing it looks irritating because of the complex commands.

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