Category Archives: Tools

The M+ console font

Sinan Ünür sent me a screenshot of his use of the console font M+. He uses ConEmu, one of the tabbed console programs I showed in Windows Command Shells. It has the same failings that they all do since they all use the same underpinnings, but it’s other features are nice. He’s talked about some […]

The Command Prompt and Fonts

In Windows Command Shells, I wrote about about the Command Prompt’s inability to handle Unicode. I noted that this problem was really with the infrastructure behind the Command Prompt, so other console programs that use the same infrastructure have the same problem. That’s not really true. If I send UTF-8 octets to the terminal, they […]

What’s your Windows Perl environment?

I’ve listed some tools in Text Editors for Windows Perl and Windows command shells. What do you use? I know that many people use cygwin, and if you do feel free to tell me about it. I’m interested in how you edit files and how you run programs. If you feel like taking a screenshot […]

My Windows Environment

I’m not running a dedicated Windows box; I’ve installed (legal) copies of Windows in various releases in VMWare Fusion on my phat Mac Pro. I set up a big RAM disk from which to run everything, and have all the third-party stuff installed on a disk that I mount in the virtual machine. For the […]

Text Editors for Windows Perl

A person’s editor is a sensitive topic, much like their religion and favorite sports team. Some of it makes sense, some of it is superstition, and you’re likely to get a finger in the eye if you try to take away their favorite editor. It’s not unheard of for people to quit jobs to go […]

Windows command shells

Windows needs a better terminal program. If you’re using Perl, you’re going to have an easier time dealing with life at a command line—that’s where Perl came from and how it’s oriented. That’s also how you’re likely to deal with Perl once you leave Windows. I’m certainly going to have an easier time since I’ve […]