PowerCmd is a modern and sleek Windows Command Prompt Replacement that allows you to run multiple consoles within a single tabbed window. You can easily organize console windows, use Windows style text editing behavior, auto-save logs, highlight keywords, configure font and colors, customize a toolbar for frequently used commands or tools, shift to a very nice full screen mode, and get much more functionalities.
With much more powerful user interface than Windows Command Prompt, PowerCmd makes the console convenient and friendly.
Organize command line windows
Main view is split with specified layouts. Each view represents a tabbed control, which organize multiple command line windows with associated tabs. The whole main window can be minimized to a system tray icon (in the notification area of the taskbar).
PowerCmd allows you to view command line windows in a very nice full screen mode.
Integrate to Shell (Command Prompt Here)
PowerCmd adds a “PowerCmd” context menu option on file system folders, giving you a quick way to open a command prompt window pointing at the selected folder from Explorer right click context menu. A new instance of PowerCmd will be created to carry the tabbed prompt window. If you don’t allow mulitple instances, the new command prompt window will be a tab in exisiting PowerCmd instance.
Enhanced Windows style 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. (the left part on the left screenshot)
PowerCmd still supports traditional column selection mode of the prompt window when ALT key pressed. (the right part on the left screenshot)
Filtered command prompt history
You can use the up and down arrows to recall commands from history buffer. F7 and F8, the undocumented command prompt tips, are better if you want to re-execute a particular command. F7 brings up a history window with numbers, a command can be selected by the arrow keys and then executed by pressing Enter or mouse double click. Ctrl Enter or Ctrl double click puts the command to current command line but not executes it. F8 brings up the history window with filter. The listed commands are all start with the filter.
Auto Save Logs
To help prevent loss of your work, PowerCmd allows you to save the output of consoles automatically. This capability doesn’t impact your interactive operations on consoles, but can protect your data if console or your computer unexpectedly quits, and can provide you the history logs of consoles conveniently.
Highlight keywords on a console and Word Find Buttons
PowerCmd search toolbar puts a search box for consoles, making it easier than ever to find anything you want on a console.
Quick Launch Toolbar
PowerCmd allows you to customize a toolbar for quick launching applications, batch scripts and command prompt commands, which can be launched to current console, start a new one or even not in a console.
With shortcut key you can quickly input an command, e.g. to get your ip address within current console.
Watch Command Prompt Environment Variables
Environment variables have long been used in computer operating systems. To display environment variables, check “Watch Environment Variables” under “view” menu. PowerCmd allows you to change environment variables from the watch window directly.
From the header context menu, you can “Refresh” current variables, or save all environment variables and reload them later.
You may be able to find undocumented environment variables that you never see them before, such as “=U:” on the left image. “=U:” is the working directory of volume U if you have ever changed the working directory of that volume.
AutoCompletion makes files under current directory easily accessible. You can display a list of files using TAB key. The system icon for files is displayed before the file names. When a file name from the list is selected, you can press TAB or ENTER to insert that file name into your command line. You can also input “\”, “..\”, or blackslash, and easily seek files or directories on other folders.