Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 06 2007,19:39
|Quote (jpeters @ Dec. 06 2007,13:52)|
|"." is the field separater. F2 refers to the field. |
Apparently MS wants to remove itself from DOS (I want to go back to it....)
Edit: In fact, I think that would be a great idea for the next update to Vista..
I remember reading about using flat files as data tables in Linux... I think this is the case with the "."... please correct me if I`m wrong.
DOS doesn`t have the capacity to search or sort by "fields" like that.
Linux is definitely more advanced as far as console goes. Let`s remember that Unix was created by some very dedicated engineers who wanted to make their own lives easier. DOS and Windows are commercial endeavors to bring computers to Mr Joe Sixpack. The goals and ideals are different. DOS does *enough* for the people who use it. Those who want more, can find more.
Look at IronPython as a better console utility for Vista... it has all the features of Python proper and John Hugunin has promised to keep it clean and not allow his bosses at Microsoft to make it proprietary in any way. Also, with a single #import statement, it allows access to all of the functionality in the .NET Framework - which is an amazing, object-oriented platform for development under Windows.