There are several new procedures introduced in TkCon to improve
productivity and/or account for lost functionality in the Tcl environment
that users are used to in native environments. There are also some
redefined procedures. Here is a non-comprehensive list:
- alias ?sourceCmd targetCmd ?arg arg ...??
- Simple alias mechanism. It will overwrite existing commands.
When called without args, it returns current aliases. Note that TkCon
makes some aliases for you (in slaves).
Don't delete those.
- clear ?percentage?
- Clears the text widget. Same as the <Control-l> binding, except
this will accept a percentage of the buffer to clear (1-100, 100 default).
- dir ?-all? ?-full? ?-long? ?pattern pattern ...?
- Cheap way to get directory listings. Uses glob style pattern matching.
- dump type ?-nocomplain? ?-filter pattern? ?--?
pattern ?pattern ...?
dump command provides a way for the user to spit out
state information about the interpreter in a Tcl readable (and human
See further dump docs for details.
- echo ?arg arg ...?
- Concatenates the args and spits the result to the console (stdout).
- edit ?-type type? ?-find str? ?-attach interp? arg
NEW in v1.4, still under construction
- Opens an editor with the data from arg. The optional type
argument can be one of: proc, var or file. For
proc or var, the arg may be a pattern.
- idebug command ?args?
- Interactive debugging command.
See further idebug docs for details.
- lremove ?-all? ?-regexp -glob? list items
- Removes one or more items from a list and returns the new list. If
-all is specified, it removes all instances of each item in the
list. If -regexp or -glob is specified, it interprets each
item in the items list as a regexp or glob pattern to match against.
- Aliased to edit.
- Aliased to dir -full.
- Aliased to edit.
- observe type ?args?
- This command provides passive runtime debugging output for variables
See further observe docs for details.
- puts (same options as always)
- Redefined to put the output into TkCon
- tkcon method ?args?
- Multi-purpose command.
See further tkcon docs for details.
- tclindex ?-extensions patternlist? ?-index TCL_BOOLEAN?
?-package TCL_BOOLEAN? ?dir1 dir2 ...?
- Convenience proc to update the tclIndex (controlled by -index switch)
and/or pkgIndex.tcl (controlled by -package switch) file in the named
directories based on the given pattern for files. It defaults to creating
the tclIndex but not the pkgIndex.tcl file, with the directory defaulting
to [pwd]. The extension defaults to *.tcl, with *.[info sharelibextension]
added when -package is true.
- unalias cmd
- unaliases command
- what string
what command will identify the word given in
string in the Tcl environment and return a list of types that
it was recognized as. Possible types are: alias, procedure, command,
array variable, scalar variable, directory, file, widget, and executable.
Used by procedures
- which command
- Like the 'which' command of Unix shells, this will tell you if a
particular command is known, and if so, whether it is internal or external
to the interpreter. If it is an internal command and there is a slot in
auto_index for it, it tells you the file that auto_index would load. This
does not necessarily mean that that is where the file came from, but if it
were not in the interpreter previously, then that is where the command was
There are several procedures that I use as helpers that some may find
helpful in there coding (ie - expanding pathnames). Feel free to lift
them from the code (but do assign proper attribution).