On 7/24/2011 3:17 PM, rconn wrote:
>> ---Quote (Originally by ccb)---
>> It sounds like he wants to click on a folder in the Folder View and have the CWD of the command line change to the folder selected in Folder View.
>> ---End Quote---
> ---End Quote---
> It can be done (but you really don't want to do it!). People periodically
> ask for either this or the reverse (moving the folder to match the CWD of
> the command line), but they invariably change their minds after trying it.
> There are several serious drawbacks:
> 1) It will only work with TCC. No CMD, bash, PowerShell, etc.
> 2) It is a really, really, really bad idea to try it if you have more than
> one tabbed window.
> 3) TCC can only change its directory after executing a command line. You
> REALLY don't want TCC doing it in the middle of a command.
> 4) It will make drag& drop between the view windows& the TCC windows
> But if you want personally experience the pain before deciding it was a bad
> idea, see "Take Command and TCC Integration" in the help.
Personally, I *love* having TCMD's path follow TCC.
#1 I only use TCC (and very occasionally, CMD) under TCMD. A lot of
stuff doesn't work under CMD, so having this functionality break under
CMD isn't a big deal. I occasionally use PowerShell scripts, but never
as a command line interpreter.
#2 is alright, since I just have to hit "<dot><enter>" (an alias) to
refresh if needed. I mostly *use* a single tab anyway, even if I have
other tabs open. I'd love to have TCMD remember and adjust the view per
tab, but it's not worth arguing over.
#3 had never occurred to me (and I'd agree, sounds annoying)
#4 If I wanted to drag and drop, I'd use Explorer anyway. I can usually
tab-complete my way through a complete path in less time than it takes
me to grab my mouse, find the cursor and start to do anything. For drag
and droppers, having it update automatically might be annoying.
The benefit to me is that I can see a real time listing of the current
directory. It's virtually replaced my compulsive "DIR" statements.
I've been using this configuration since I figured out how, and aside
from getting annoyed when it doesn't work (UNC paths, iFTP, etc) it
meets my needs well.
I can understand how users might not want this behaviour in all cases,
but for me, it suits my needs.
I'm also not requesting any features or changes here, I've built
something useful out of the prompt command and a couple aliases, but I
disagree with the statement that they "invariably change their minds
after trying it"