Quake style command line in Windows
I’m now using CMDER instead of Console2. Works much better and has great customization from the start.
For those who like to have a command line handy while developing (as you should!) and dislike cmd.exe (for extremely valid reasons, I am sure), I have found a good way.
- Setup Console (it’s a feature-full replacement for the boring cmd.exe).
- Download it here.
- Extract it where you want. e.g. C:\console
- Make sure it’s accessible from your path. If you put console in C:\console, just add “;C:\console" to your current one.
- Get the pre-made configuration file console.xml in my Google Code repository and copy it in the Console directory.
- Setup AutoHotKey (it’s a tool to set global shortcuts and more in Windows)
- Download and install it.
- Get the other configuration file, quake-terminal.ahk from the same repository and copy it where you like, the AutoHotKey directory is not a bad idea
- Finally, put a link to the quake-terminal.ahk in Startup folder of the start menu so you don’t have to run it manually every time you start your computer.
- You are all set! The script is set up to use Ctrl + # (key to the left of “1”), but it can be changed if you edit the file quake-terminal.ahk.
The final result!
You can find the original tutorial here.
Bonus: Install cygwin and add the bin path to your environment path for awesome unixy tools!comments powered by Disqus