Some days, I really miss Midnight Commander1. The combination of a menu-based full-screen UI and the command-based "glass teletype" provided a wonderful melding of
chocolate and peanut butter power and convenience: casually navigating through the filesystem could lead directly to more advanced manipulation without requiring an overcrowded or complicated UI.
But these days, I use Windows Explorer. It's reasonably nice for casual browsing, but lacks the ability to quickly enter commands - or see the results - in the context of a given folder. Opening up a separate console window is inconvenient, particularly when I have multiple folders open to different locations at once (as is usually the case). It would be nice if there was an add-on for Explorer that would allow quick entry and execution of commands in the context shown, with the output listed in situ rather than requiring me to jump to a different window.
To be clear: I'm not looking for a 'Commander clone that runs on Windows. When in Rome, do as the Romans - and Rome uses Windows Explorer. I just want to somehow add this small capability which has so long been absent from my toolset to the tools already available on my Windows systems.
1yeah, I know about Norton. But I never used it.