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#1 sanchopan   Members   -  Reputation: 109

Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:26 PM

Hello everyone...I joined up early last year but never got around to posting, and now what I was working on is finally (almost) done.

It's a DirectX powered command line environment for Windows. Basically cmd.exe redone with graphics acceleration. It's called Tritium.

So if you pop up a command window to run svn, start builds, check network connectivity, and so on, with Tritium you can do it in a way that looks far cooler! Tritium has a bunch of different themes and special effects, and is fully customizable. It has a configuration tool that is flexible, but it also has human-readable configuration files and editable texture files (.png).

Please try it out if it sounds appealing: http://www.stewdogdigital.com/try.html

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This is the command line window...it works just like a cmd.exe prompt, except the background has a digital rain effect going on...

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This is the configuration window....lots of options but you can override things directly in the config files.

Usage and theme creation are fully documented at http://www.stewdogdi...umentation.html

Please take a look, and please forgive me if you think this is unwarranted spam...it's just an announcement.

Thanks!

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#2 Sepiantum   Members   -  Reputation: 102

Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:16 PM

Looks cool lol. I've been wanting to create something like this, but you got there ahead of me. Maybe I will in my near future, but I have AP death year to look forward to next year D:

EDIT: You need to work on system commands. I typed in pause and the result is attached.

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#3 sanchopan   Members   -  Reputation: 109

Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:49 PM

Thank you Sepiantum....and thanks for the note and screenshot about the pause command--much appreciated. I'll look into it. It appears <enter> works, but not other keys.

One other related caveat, Tritium won't work with old-fashioned console apps like Midnight Commander, Vi, or Emacs...things that depend heavily on console text APIs to build text menus and navigation. It was designed for typical command line IO.

Tritium *does* implement tab completion, copy/paste (ctrl-x/ctrl-v), ctrl-c for script termination, command history using the arrow keys, and the <cmd>|more construct (or more <file.txt>), command line editing with arrows, home, end, and delete keys, and some other things too.

Thanks for giving it a try and for the feedback!




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