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CMDOW Commandline Window
Utility for NT4-2000-XP-2003
co.uk/cmdow/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014 (HTML page dated Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:24:54 GMT)
24 August 2004 2:48:38pm
Cmdow is a Win32 commandline utility for NT4/2000/XP/2003 that allows windows to be listed, moved, resized, renamed, hidden/unhidden, disabled/enabled, minimized, maximized, restored, activated/inactivated, closed, killed and more.
GRAB.EXE - Windows Contents
to Bitmap Files
htmOK when tested at 6 Apr 2014 (HTML page dated Thu, 29 Jun 2000 17:17:30 GMT)
03 December 2005 8:34:21am
This program can capture the contents of a window and can also snapshot the desktop if the "Program manager" is used with the "-p" option. Unfortunately it does not capture the mouse pointer and only saves as Windows bitmaps.
GUI TAIL Utility http://www.rhazes.com/
06 December 2004 7:10:02am
"Tail" is a freeware utility to provide a similar function of the UNIX command "tail", it is very useful when monitoring log files of other applications. You can always see changes taking place in the file on the fly. You can also use "tail" to view text files if you like. No installation required.

Pretty basic, no find no print, can be run from the command line although not without risk of invoking the GUI on any errors. Can't take piped input.

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JimBUG's free Downloads http://www.jimbug.org/
18 July 2005 5:45:26pm
A number of free programs, including:
  • PlayWave.EXE, command line program to play .WAV audio sound files.
  • MonOff4.exe, puts your monitor in a low power or power off mode, saving electricity.

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MTEE, Win32 Commandline
Standard Stream Splitter with
Unicode Support
co.uk/mtee/index.htmlOK when tested at 6 Apr 2014 (HTML page dated Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:01:21 GMT)
18 July 2005 7:57:34am
Mtee is a commandline utility that sends any data it receives to the console and to any number of files. Useful if you want to watch and record the output from a batch file or program.

Mtee is an 11kb standalone executable. It does not create any temporary files or write to the registry. There is no installation procedure, just run it. To remove all traces of Mtee from your system, just delete it.

MaDdoG product CmdUtils http://www.maddogsw.com/
cmdutils/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
13 September 2005 8:39:48am
  • Recycle, a safe replacement for the DEL command, that sends files to the recycle bin instead of deleting them. Recycle is also more flexible than DEL; you can specify multiple files at once (or use wildcards), and you can recycle whole directories at once (be careful!)
  • PropsFor, which displays the shell Properties dialog for all files (or folders, or drives) that you specify on the command line. PropsFor also accepts multiple files at once, either individually or as wildcards.
  • ContextMenu (context.exe), which displays the shell context menu for the specified file(s); from here, with one more step, you can get Properties, Quick View, or any other supported action for the specified file(s).
  • Bin (bin.exe), which manipulates the recycle bin. Caveat: it uses Windows functions that are not available unless you have Internet Explorer 4.0, Win98, or WinNT 5.0, and under Win98 they appear to be a bit buggy. So you can't even use bin unless you're running one of these recent Windows versions, and even then, if you run "bin /empty" and then cancel, "bin /size" may report that the bin is empty but this is not true, and "bin /empty" may not do anything at all. However "bin /empty /force" will still empty the recycle bin. This appears to be Windows' fault.
  • FixP, which fixes the command-line prompt under WinNT after you've run a 16-bit app. (It'll work under Win95, too, but it's totally unnecessary -- Win95 does this anyway.) Ever notice how, after you run a 16-bit app from a directory with a long filename, the prompt starts using the shortname? If you think this looks lame, just run fixp.
  • CmdUtils-Source.zip: full source code to all of the above.
Native Win32 ports of some
GNU utilities
sourceforge.net/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014 (HTML page dated Mon, 03 May 2004 15:52:15 GMT)
16 April 2004 6:02:57pm
Out of all the windows "touch" programs we could find the one bundled here appears to be the only one to work correctly... Of course also has tail and whereis etc.

Available programs include:

  1. bc
  2. bison
  3. bzip2
  4. diffutils
  5. fileutils
  6. findutils
  7. flex
  8. gawk
  9. grep
  10. gsar110
  11. gzip
  12. indent
  13. jwhois
  14. less
  15. m4
  16. make
  17. patch
  18. recode
  19. rman
  20. sed
  21. shellutils
  22. tar
  23. textutils
  24. wget
  25. which
NirCmd - Does an Amazing
number of things
utils/nircmd2.htmlOK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
30 September 2006 3:32:50pm
NirCmd is a small freeware command-line utility that allows you to do some useful tasks without displaying any user interface. By running NirCmd with simple command-line option, you can write and delete values and keys in the Registry, write values into INI file, dial to your internet account or connect to a VPN network, restart windows or shut down the computer, create shortcut to a file, change the created/modified date of a file, change your display settings, turn off your monitor, open the door of your CD-ROM drive, and more...
StartX v1.02 http://www.naughter.com/
startx.htmlOK when tested at 6 Apr 2014 (HTML page dated Sat, 10 Dec 2011 23:45:13 GMT)
14 August 2005 6:48:52pm
 StartX ["title"] [/Dpath] [/I] [/MIN] [/MAX] [/SEPARATE | /SHARED] [/PP]
SysWorkSoft.net Support -
Scripting Toolbox
htmlOK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
09 February 2005 1:14:04pm
Good list of links to handy command line tools.
Tormod Tjaberg's Freeware http://home.online.no/
~tjaberg/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014 (HTML page dated Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:25:49 GMT)
30 July 2005 4:20:47pm
  • gsar112.zip, General Search And Replace on files. (Documentation & Source). The archive contains a WIN32 executable.
  • almnk105.zip, Date reminder program.
  • ew108.zip, Examine Wad. Works with all DOOM-type wads (doom, doom2, hexen, heretic, strife, etc.).
  • bbsrc035.zip, Bubble Bobble sample source patch for MAME 0.35.
  • bublbobl.zip, Bubble Bobble arcade samples for the source patch above.
  • lsmp3132.zip, Displays the ID3 tag in an MP3 file(s) if present.
  • vmr153.zip, Verify your MAME ROM sets, quickly and easily. (Ver 0.36b14..0.78 and up, DOS/Win).
  • lsngp120.zip, Displays header information from a NeoGeo Pocket rom.
  • fire101.zip, Displays a nice little fire on your VGA screen (DOS/WinXX)
  • tellm106.zip, Displays a given number in: hex/octal/decimal/binary/char, accepts the same bases as input.
  • szf100.zip, Search Zip Files for a given CRC. Multiple CRC's and directories supported.
  • fdaz103.zip, A command line program which allows you to easily search for duplicates across your zip files.
  • xrsrip102.zip, Convert the large proprietary XRS image files found on your "Doonesbury Flashbacks" CD, into normal JPEG files.
  • fds110.zip, Fast Directory Synchronizer. A command line program which allows you to easily synchronize directory structures. Features a pedantic mode which compares equal sized files byte for byte.
WinTail http://www.baremetalsoft.
com/wintail/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
25 June 2004 3:22:59pm
WinTail is a very small free Win32 version of the ever-popular UNIX tail program. Its main purpose in life is to monitor text-based log files and display new content that has been added to the end. File name can be supplied on the command line.

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