“Microsoft’s Monad provides a new command processor and a new way to create batch tasks. They leave the antiquated batch file in the dust. Monad offers you the full power of the .NET Framework to create your batch files. Its depth of functionality makes it part batch file and part application environment. Theoretically, you can create a full-blown application using just this scripting environment.”
Creating Scripts with Monad
Submitted by John Mueller 2006-05-13 .NET 8 Comments
Obviously, a decent command line shell has been a weak spot for windows for a long time. I downloaded Monad, but haven’t played with it yet. I highly recommend http://console.sourceforge.net for a decent command line window though (true resizing, alpha transparency, ability to pick shell -including Monad).