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I like to use Console2 instead of the default command line for Windows. Out of habbit i'm still writing "cmd" into Total Commander's command line sometimes to open a DOS console into the current directory. And it doesn't open Console2 of course and it makes me angry. :) I wonder if it's possible to redirect the "cmd" command to run Console2 instead of cmd.exe?

I've already tried adding Console2's folder to the PATH and creating a cmd.lnk file pointing to console2.exe but it's not working. I don't think it's a good idea to rename cmd.exe to something else and simply copy console2.exe as cmd.exe into SYSTEM32.

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marked as duplicate by Dave, Dave M, Heptite, Moses, warren Apr 3 at 16:15

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This has been asked before: superuser.com/questions/194211/… –  Ramhound Mar 19 at 12:58
    
Not a dup, that question is asking how to replace the console windows of every program. This is just how to replace cmd –  Kevin Panko Mar 31 at 1:33

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You may want to use ConEmu for this.

To configure this, follow the steps.

  1. Open Settings(press Win + Alt + P).

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  2. In the next window, on the left side click Default term.

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  3. Check the option Force ConEmu as default terminal for console applications.

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Wow! I haven't heard about ConEmu. Very cool that i can mix MS-DOS and Cygwin shells into the same window with this :) –  NagyI Mar 19 at 13:43

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