Command Prompt Extension App

Ian Maurer ian_maurer at
Thu Mar 30 00:59:21 CEST 2000

A new version of PDOS is now available thanks to the help of Chui Tei. It has
some bug fixes and additional tab extend functionality. You can get to it
from the Vaults or from the links below.

Good Day,
Ian Maurer
Python Maniac

In article <8bp14p$cvg$1 at>,
Ian Maurer <ian_maurer at> wrote:
> I have secured a website for the distribution of my Python Enhanced Command
> Prompt.
> The website is:
> The direct link to the zip file (6kb) is:
> Here is the readme info that is included with pdos:
> Ian Maurer
> email: ian_maurer at
> web:
> PDOS: Version 0.1
> This is a python based win32 command line enhancer. Allows user to explore
> command history (with arrow keys) and auto-expand path and file names in
> current working directory with single keystroke. Easily modified and
> customized to make working on the command line more productive.
> This is a freeware product. No warranties or guarantees. Use at your own
> risk. Please forward additions or suggestions to ian_maurer at
> This header must remain intact, at the top of this file when redistributing
> the code.
> Set up a shortcut in your start menu or desktop to run using python
> (if an association is not already made). Pass to it the path of the pdos.ini
> file. Modify the ini file for commands that make life easier. Read the source
> code to see how easy it is to modify the code to make hot keys.
> example shortcut target:
> "C:\Program Files\Python\" "C:\Program Files\Python\pdos.ini"
> Some tips:
> - autoextend with TAB key
> - up and down arrows to go through history
> - 'history' to get last 20 commands
> - '!!' and '!n' to run last command and n command, respectively
> - 'sd' to get a menu of last 8 directories to switch to
> - 'sdd' to switch to last directory
> - 'assoc' in ini file to run a program for files of a certain type
> ie, assoc .py python.exe
> - 'alias' in ini file to replace a simple text string with a command
> ie, pf cd C:\Program Files
> - 'exit' or 'quit' to leave the program
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