ms dos in xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dayle, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. dayle

    dayle Guest

    hey i just found out this neat thing i dos...

    it goes like this

    suppose you want to go to "program files" dir from the root
    you would type cd progra~1

    instead of that you can just type cd and then keep pressing the "tab key" or even type p and the tab key to get a list of folders starting from p..cool huh :cool:

    may be this was there in older versions of dos..i just found it out.so for those of you didnt know about this can play around with it
     
  2. Daedalus

    Daedalus Guest

    on my computer it's set to CTRL + D (directories) and,
    CTRL + F (files)

    It can be set through TweakUI (PowertoysXP)
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yup, TweakUI will change the key its set to, known about this for ages, can't remember if it was in previous versions or not tho.
    Got no where to try it, everyone i know's on XP now :D
     
  4. dayle

    dayle Guest

    okay so it is so beacuse of tweak xp;-)i thought ms had embedded it into dos
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It may work without TweakUI, i never install XP without it tho so i wouldnt know ;)
    The DOS in WinXP isn't real DOS anyway, considering xp's backed by the NT kernal, and not dos based.
     
  6. dayle

    dayle Guest

    i knew that its wasnt the real dos
     
  7. allan

    allan Guest

    It's not real dos, it's not fake dos, it's not DOS. XP is built on on an NT kernel, not a DOS layer. What you have is a command prompt that recognizes many dos commands. Very similar in appearance to the average user, but we might as well be correct given the nature of this site.