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Practical Programming in Tcl & Tk, Third Edition
By Brent B. Welch

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Chapter 2.  Getting Started

The console Command

The Windows and Macintosh platforms have a built-in console that is used to enter Tcl commands interactively. You can control this console with the console command. The console is visible by default. Hide the console like this:

console hide

Display the console like this:

console show

The console is implemented by a second Tcl interpreter. You can evaluate Tcl commands in that interpreter with:

console eval command

There is an alternate version of this console called TkCon. It is included on the CD-ROM, and you can find current versions on the Internet. TkCon was created by Jeff Hobbs and has lots of nice features. You can use TkCon on Unix systems, too.

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