Change Directories Without Typing the Whole Name

Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Change Directories Without Typing the Whole Name
Tags:  Windows NT Windows 2000
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Changing directories at the command prompt can be a hit and miss process when long filenames are involved. This tip let you change directories with ease, not matter how long the directory name.
To change a directory quickly you can use wildcards, for example, to change to the 'C:\Program Files' directory simply type:
cd c:\prog*
Note: This will work in alphabetical order, therefore if you have two directories named 'c:\dir1' and 'c:\dir2' and you type cd dir*, you will be moved to the 'c:\dir1' directory.

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