Command Prompt for Windows




Pop-up History List

The WinOne® Command Prompt contains a pop-up history list which is displayed using the HISTORY command and entering at the command prompt :-

HISTORY LIST

The pop-up history list contains the complete command history, as below :-

To select a command to run from the pop-up history list, simply position the mouse pointer over the desired command line and double click the left mouse button. The selected command line will then be displayed at the command prompt and executed.

A command from the pop-up history list can be located a number of different ways using key strokes instead of using the mouse. The following keys strokes perform various functions :-

charLocate the previous command line that begins with the character char. Repeatedly pressing the key char will move backward through the history list.

ctrl charLocate the next command line that begins with the character char. Repeatedly pressing the control key and the char key together will move forward through the history list.

up arrowMove back one command line.

down arrowMove forward one command line.

page upMove back one page full of command lines.

page downMove forward one page full of command lines.

homeLocate the oldest command line.

endLocate the most recent command line.

shift escapeSwitch to and from the command line.

enterSelect the command line that is highlighted. The command line is displayed at the command prompt and executed.

The pop-up history list system menu contains several options, as below :-

Clearing the History List

The option Clear will clear the contains of the history list. This option has the same effect as using the /B switch for command HISTORY.

Positioning the History List

The option Position will display a sub-menu containing several options, as below :-

Each option in the sub-menu will position the pop-up history list along the selected edge of the desktop.

Keeping the History List in front

The option Keep in front will keep the pop-up history list in front of all other Windows, even when the history list is not active. This option is used to toggle this feature on and off. A tick mark will be placed next to the option text when it is on.