Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. June 9, 2004
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I'd Like to See That
If you're working in a Command prompt window, and you run across a TXT file that you'd like to read, you don't need to leave the Command Prompt window to read the file. All you have to do is type in


where "filename" is the name of the file you want to open. When you press Enter, Notepad will open with the file loaded. You can do this with most registered file types. For example, if you use Microsoft Word, you can open a Word document by typing its full name at the prompt and then pressing Enter.

Note: You must type in the full file name--name plus extension. In some cases, you may also need to type in the path and the name.