4NT 8.01 Build 76 for Windows

by JP Software

Avg. Rating 4.1 (94 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.4 MB
License Shareware, $74.95
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,378
Publisher JP Software
Homepage 4NT

Publisher's Description

4NT command line tools give you a new command prompt that you can use every day -- for everything from launching applications to serious file management and scripting. Far more powerful than the built-in Windows or DOS command line, it makes the C:\ prompt flexible and robust, and gives you hundreds of new batch file tools as well. Plus it fully supports standard commands like COPY and DIR, so you'll find it easy to learn and use.

Latest Reviews

adamlau

adamlau reviewed v8.01 Build 72 on Feb 15, 2007

Four out of five because 4NT is not Take Command. Excellent replacement for the default command shell. Highly recommended (Take Command even moreso) if you often find yourself performing command line administration.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v8.01 Build 63 on Nov 25, 2006

T3chDad - You win the clueless award hands down. Some sourceforge project adds multiple tabs, transparency, and the ability to select/copy to cmd and it's the 4NT show-stopper? Stop typing, you're embarrassing yourself. $70.00 is cheap for something this good and useful. Using it allows so many possibilities that cmd never could come close to. It makes life easier when running admin scripts, etc. I wish all apps were this well done and documented.

marty

marty reviewed v8.01 Build 63 on Nov 24, 2006

Dougau: It will work with Vista.Back in the day of DOS, it was the first shareware I bought. 4DOS is now a freebie - but except for Virtual Machines nobody uses it now. There used to be a version called 4OS2. I have only used !% of its commands (does Powershell have built in FTP for example?) but if I have a few hours to spare I might master 2% of its capabilities.

ConceptJunkie

ConceptJunkie reviewed v8.01 Build 63 on Nov 23, 2006

I've been using 4NT since 1989 (back when it was just 4DOS). If you are working with MS operating systems and want a superset of the traditional command prompt, but with the level of functionality you can get with the various Unix shells, then 4NT is perfect. It's a little pricey, but a product doesn't survive for almost 20 years in this industry unless it's actually worth something (or its creator is a monopoly).

dougau

dougau reviewed v8.01 Build 63 on Nov 23, 2006

Will it work with Vista?

thehunger

thehunger reviewed v8.0 Build 50 on Oct 25, 2006

Been using 4DOS and 4NT since the old days, always loved it. I moved to Linux a few years ago, so only get a chance to use 4nt on rare occasions.

While Linux has other, more powerful shells, I still miss some 4nt features (like the popups for history and the select command, for instance).

rgd_786

rgd_786 reviewed v7.01 Build 361 on Apr 3, 2006

I've used 4DOS, 4NT and TakeCommand from the early days - even got an old employer to buy a site license for our development group because of the benefits/time savings it allowed.
Great programs - however, like others, it's high upgrade price eventually deterred me from sticking with it. Still haven't found a comparable "SELECT" command for cmd.exe. Miss that and it's powerful aliases.

dhry - instead of trolling, why not try managing multiple PCs or doing other serious work with a GUI. Gets a bit tedious. GUIs are great tools too, but have their limits. Command-line interpreters are powerful tools in many situations and those that understand that appreciate them.

It's the hubris of youth - that you are "obviously superior" merely by going with the style du jour - that will only earn you scorn and dismissal by older, more experienced people in this forum and elsewhere. And think - you too will have to face someone who's "new idea" makes your GUI "obsolete". Be smart - know your tools, use them appropriately, and treat others with respect.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v7.01 Build 361 on Apr 2, 2006

Ppl who call this app old and outdated and no better than cmd.exe are typing blind. Totally ignorant what it can do for you if you've the need for it. 4NT is a dream to use for setting up advanced admin scripts, etc. But it IS a bit overpriced.

os2fan2

os2fan2 reviewed v7.01 Build 361 on Apr 1, 2006

I have been with 4DOS since version 4.0, 4OS2 from 1.1 and 4NT from 2.5. I still use them quite heavily.

Like many of the proggies that came through OS/2, there are lots of interesting extras. 4NT for example, supports REXX commands, and also the wonderful EXTPROC (ie the OS/2 verion of unix /#).

It is meant to be compatible with command.com and cmd.exe, and apes many of their bugs as well. On the other hand, it is meant to add lots of usable functionality, replacing a horde of utilities in a neat compatible package.

Note that the windows command line is no more DOS than the windows shell is. cmd.exe is a win32 proggie, complete with registry access etc. It is not "DOS" by any means.

guti

guti reviewed v7.01 Build 361 on Apr 1, 2006

dhry, this is not DOS, but a Windows console session shell.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (94 votes)
Your Rating
adamlau

adamlau reviewed v8.01 Build 72 on Feb 15, 2007

Four out of five because 4NT is not Take Command. Excellent replacement for the default command shell. Highly recommended (Take Command even moreso) if you often find yourself performing command line administration.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v8.01 Build 63 on Nov 25, 2006

T3chDad - You win the clueless award hands down. Some sourceforge project adds multiple tabs, transparency, and the ability to select/copy to cmd and it's the 4NT show-stopper? Stop typing, you're embarrassing yourself. $70.00 is cheap for something this good and useful. Using it allows so many possibilities that cmd never could come close to. It makes life easier when running admin scripts, etc. I wish all apps were this well done and documented.

marty

marty reviewed v8.01 Build 63 on Nov 24, 2006

Dougau: It will work with Vista.Back in the day of DOS, it was the first shareware I bought. 4DOS is now a freebie - but except for Virtual Machines nobody uses it now. There used to be a version called 4OS2. I have only used !% of its commands (does Powershell have built in FTP for example?) but if I have a few hours to spare I might master 2% of its capabilities.

ConceptJunkie

ConceptJunkie reviewed v8.01 Build 63 on Nov 23, 2006

I've been using 4NT since 1989 (back when it was just 4DOS). If you are working with MS operating systems and want a superset of the traditional command prompt, but with the level of functionality you can get with the various Unix shells, then 4NT is perfect. It's a little pricey, but a product doesn't survive for almost 20 years in this industry unless it's actually worth something (or its creator is a monopoly).

dougau

dougau reviewed v8.01 Build 63 on Nov 23, 2006

Will it work with Vista?

thehunger

thehunger reviewed v8.0 Build 50 on Oct 25, 2006

Been using 4DOS and 4NT since the old days, always loved it. I moved to Linux a few years ago, so only get a chance to use 4nt on rare occasions.

While Linux has other, more powerful shells, I still miss some 4nt features (like the popups for history and the select command, for instance).

rgd_786

rgd_786 reviewed v7.01 Build 361 on Apr 3, 2006

I've used 4DOS, 4NT and TakeCommand from the early days - even got an old employer to buy a site license for our development group because of the benefits/time savings it allowed.
Great programs - however, like others, it's high upgrade price eventually deterred me from sticking with it. Still haven't found a comparable "SELECT" command for cmd.exe. Miss that and it's powerful aliases.

dhry - instead of trolling, why not try managing multiple PCs or doing other serious work with a GUI. Gets a bit tedious. GUIs are great tools too, but have their limits. Command-line interpreters are powerful tools in many situations and those that understand that appreciate them.

It's the hubris of youth - that you are "obviously superior" merely by going with the style du jour - that will only earn you scorn and dismissal by older, more experienced people in this forum and elsewhere. And think - you too will have to face someone who's "new idea" makes your GUI "obsolete". Be smart - know your tools, use them appropriately, and treat others with respect.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v7.01 Build 361 on Apr 2, 2006

Ppl who call this app old and outdated and no better than cmd.exe are typing blind. Totally ignorant what it can do for you if you've the need for it. 4NT is a dream to use for setting up advanced admin scripts, etc. But it IS a bit overpriced.

os2fan2

os2fan2 reviewed v7.01 Build 361 on Apr 1, 2006

I have been with 4DOS since version 4.0, 4OS2 from 1.1 and 4NT from 2.5. I still use them quite heavily.

Like many of the proggies that came through OS/2, there are lots of interesting extras. 4NT for example, supports REXX commands, and also the wonderful EXTPROC (ie the OS/2 verion of unix /#).

It is meant to be compatible with command.com and cmd.exe, and apes many of their bugs as well. On the other hand, it is meant to add lots of usable functionality, replacing a horde of utilities in a neat compatible package.

Note that the windows command line is no more DOS than the windows shell is. cmd.exe is a win32 proggie, complete with registry access etc. It is not "DOS" by any means.

guti

guti reviewed v7.01 Build 361 on Apr 1, 2006

dhry, this is not DOS, but a Windows console session shell.

dhry

dhry reviewed v7.01 Build 361 on Apr 1, 2006

Sorry folks, but DOS is DEAD. If you want a command line, run Linux.
Edit: Okay, for those of you who completely aren't following. When you read the word "DOS" above, please consider that what I am actually referring to is the concept of typing commands next to a greater-than sign. I'll rephrase. "Typing commands next to a greater-than sign is DEAD. If you want to type commands next to a greater-than sign, run Linux."

gilboa

gilboa reviewed v7.01 Build 361 on Mar 31, 2006

I've been using 4DOS/4NT since the 1.0.
I last bought 4NT v4.00a.
Since then the list of updates and the very high upgrade price gave me very little reason to pay for an upgrade. (Plus, I rarely use Windows now days, making it less useful to me.)

Good to see that 4NT is alive, though...

nemesis1

nemesis1 reviewed v7.01 Build 353 on Feb 23, 2006

great cli shell, but rather expensive.

dkratter

dkratter reviewed v7.01 Build 353 on Feb 23, 2006

Pay money for this? Yeah right. You can do all these things with other utilities, for free. They even have this as one of their features on their site: "Change the drive and directory in a single command. Extended directory searches allow you to change to a directory anywhere on your system by entering only part of its name." Anyone possessing a basic amount of Windows knowledge can tell you how to do this in the built-in command prompt.

jimvaughan

jimvaughan reviewed v7.01 Build 353 on Feb 23, 2006

I have used this for so long I can not remember being without it.

If you still use the command line (and if you don't you really should, somethings are accomplished so much easier via the command line) this is the best $75 you can spend.

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