2 useful features in Vista

The first feature is CLIP which redirects the output of command line tools onto the Windows clipboard. So you can do dir | clip and get the directory listing added to your clipboard.

The second feature is robocopy, which is a familiar utility to many Windows Users. It is a robust way to copy files – so it can recover from network outages and things like that. This useful utility used to be part of the Windows Resource Kit, but now it comes with Vista. More information about this tool can be found here.


Microsoft Robocopy GUI 3.1.2


4NT – Powerful Command Prompt + My All-Time Favorite Utility

4NT by JPSoft is, in my humble opinion, one of the best apps ever created. It is a tool for the ‘power user’ who appreciats the power of the prompt (C:\>). 🙂 It a console command prompt for Windows on steriods. I’ve used this app for over 14 years and it is still the one non-MS app I use more than any other.

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