Thank you for that, I'll explore those further.

        Hugh
On Tue, 11 May 2004, daz wrote:

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> Hugh Sasse wrote:
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> > Googling further as a result suggests that config.nt replaces
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> Babelfish agrees, mainly.
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> One reply from the original poster says:
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> BTW: The Perl module they speak of has a Ruby port:
> [ANN] http://ruby-talk.org/89997
> http://rubyforge.org/projects/win32console/
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> (by Gonzalo Garramuno using the Michael L. Semon library)
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> I was prepared for this not to work for me when I tried it
> (with no ANSI.SYS loaded) and found that it did (Win9x).
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> > This lack of support in cmd.exe amazes me: PCs have supported colour
> > since the late 80's....  I could see nothing from Microsoft on the
> > topic, not even deprecating its use, for some reason.
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> They confirm the shocking news:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q101875
> (mentioned in the page you linked to)
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