Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Too lazy to type the full directory name?

Did you know that you can avoid typing full directory names when changing directories from the Command Prompt?

Let's say you have a directory named MyNewYorkOfficeFilesFolder that you want to changed to. Instead of typing:
CD MyNewYorkOfficeFilesFolder
next time try:
CD myn*
If you have multiple directories starting with the letters "myn" then you'd have to use more characters before the *, until the name can be distinguished from the rest of the directory names in the current directory.
If you have multiple directories to change to such as:
you can use:
CD myn*\a*\o*