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TAB Completion in DOS

This is for people who love doing stuff in the CLI (Command Line Interface).. Playing around with the . / TAB keys ;)

And what DOS misses is that wonderful command and directory completion feature available in linux shells. To enable TAB completion in DOS :

1. Start Registry Editor with start -\> run -\> regedit


2. Navigate to

`HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Command Processor`  



3. Find the CompletionChar property on the right and change its value from 0 to 9 :)

Open up a command prompt and Give it a try ;)

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