Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. September 5, 2005
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The Wild Ones
Did you know you can use wildcards to change directories in the Windows XP Command Prompt window. This is a big help if you need to go to a directory with a long name. Let's suppose, for example, that you're in the root directory of drive C and you'd like to move to the Program Files directory (folder). You can type

cd\prog*

press Enter, and there you are.

What if you have more than one match? Don't worry, XP won't get confused and hang up; you'll simply end up at the first folder that matches the wildcard specs.