Summer of code 2008 - cmd.exe compatibility?

Ann & Jason Edmeades us at
Tue Mar 4 16:28:19 CST 2008

>>  Out of interest, what is meant by improving cmd.exe compatibility?

>Add support for all the cmd.exe switches and all the dos batch
>programming constructs?

I do track bugzilla for any cmd.exe issues regularly and aside from one
which I started work on, I don't know of any other batch issues. I spent
quite a bit of time working on cmd.exe compatibility, including adding the
newer 'odd' syntax (e.g. %~$PATH:i) and getting it as close to native as
possible. Additionally, the 'missing' commands are almost all external
applications, not inbuilt to the command shell.

I do know of some differences, but few apps require complex batch. You can
download some complex batch which require specific text to come out from
specific commands, but if no real app needs them, its not worth persuing


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