DOS Tips

Accessing Long Filenames

When trying to access long filenames under Windows' DOS prompt is sometimes such a pain. However, you can still access it using the full file name. Say you want to access the Program Files folder. Instead of typing :

c:\cd progra~1

you can type the full name in quotes like this:

c:\cd "program files"

This will turn out to be a very useful way.

DIR Switch To Show Long Filenames

To see the DOS prompt displaying long filenames, use the dir /b switch. To eliminate the long filenames column, use the dir /b/r switch

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