What happened to Command Line Help?

June 16, 2009 at 15:23:11
Specs: Windows Vista Ultimate SP2, x86/3GB
It was handy having %windir%\Help\ntcmds.chm
on Windows XP: a CMD.EXE command
reference. But where's it gone in Vista?

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#1
June 16, 2009 at 18:04:54
I guess M$ has been trying to kill off the text interface for a long time.

All part of the larger effort to keep 'em crippled and keep 'em buying.


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#2
June 17, 2009 at 09:07:01
Presumably to the same place as ScriptPW.Password

On a less pessimistic note, I'll check when I have access to my Vista or Win7 box.

Mechanix2Go: I guess M$ has been trying to kill off the text interface for a long time.
Actually, they've been pushing the Command Scripters and VBScripters to Power Shell.


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#3
June 17, 2009 at 15:34:50
Thanks guys. I've noticed that the command line help is still
there, just not accessible from the command line! You access it
by going Start -> Help and Support and search for "Command
Line Reference". Then you'll find a topic labelled "Command Line
Reference for IT Pros." Notice how the command line suddenly is
for "IT Pros" only, whereas on XP the same reference was aimed
at mainstream users.

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#4
June 17, 2009 at 15:52:41
Notice how the command line suddenly is for "IT Pros" only
To be fair, the only people who really deal with Vista are the ones paid to do so. *rimshot*

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