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Old 09-13-2002
Dos window, long file names prob

At the dos command prompt, does anyone remember how to make it recognize long file names? ie, windows long file names for folders, my documents, if i'm at the :> prompt and want to change to that directory, how do i make it skip the space? I've tried cd "my document" cd my\documents cd 'my documents' etc. ANyone remember this?Smilie
# 2  
Old 09-14-2002
Use the ~ key.

cd Progra~1 will goto Program Files

Smilie
bsdjunkie
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Old 10-08-2002
It sounds like you are using a Command.com shell, Try using the cmd.com shell. (Start->Run->cmd)

(Or the other way around Smilie )
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Old 10-10-2002
use the /x switch with `dir`.

This will give you the short filename that you can `cd` to.
# 5  
Old 10-11-2002
First, type dir
then look at the list of files and directories displayed on the screen.

Then only type what ever appear on the screen.
maybe cd progra~1

It will apeears,
C:\Program Files\
that's for Dos

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