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Wild Cards
When using the DOS prompt under NT you can use wildcards for more than just finding files. You can also use them for finding directories.

For example from the C:\ prompt I can type:

cd p*

This will change the current directory into the first directory matching p*, in my case the program files directory. You can also nest multiple wild cards just like full directory specifications. For example:

cd p*\s*

Will change the current directory to Program Files\Sybase on my system. These wildcards can also be used when copying files or any other operation where you can normally specify a full path.

 

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