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Puckdropper
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Did you know you can shorten the amount of typing you have to repeat just by doing a few things differently?

Mapping a network drive

Use more of the path to your files to map the drive to a letter. For example, if you use \\192.168.0.1\data\phpfiles\uncreativelabs\ map the whole thing to a drive letter:
Code:

net use x: \\192.168.0.1\store\phpfiles\uncreativelabs\


Rather than just \\192.168.0.1\store

Mapping a local directory

Remember the DOS SUBST command? Well, if not, it's because some DOS programs had problems with it. Windows XP still has the command, and we can use it to significantly shorten the typing we must do.

Code:

subst x: "c:\Documents and Settings\User Name\My Documents\phpfiles\uncreativelabs\"


Tab-completion

Type a few letters of the file or directory you want to access and press [TAB] Windows will attempt to "guess" the name you want to use. Press [TAB] again if Windows guessed wrong. Repeat until it's right.

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Joined: 18 Oct 2004
Posts: 54
Location: Nottingham, England

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I knew about the net use command (I've used it in batch files before for backups, etc), and driving mapping. But I never knew about subst; or more to the point, I never knew it was still in XP, or considered actually using it Razz
And tab auto completion, wow, I never knew XP had that (despite the fact i use it all the time in Linux Embarassed), so thanks Smile
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