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    Talking Stupid usefull windows hack

    Excuse me while I use that word in what in my opinion is it's purest form...

    Anyways, Does it bug you, how if you download a cool new command line tool or something, or just want to get to, say, a folder on your desktop via command line. Now, I've seen little things, like with x-setup that say it will make a little context option on each folder 'go here on the command line' and stuff, but they simply seem broken. Well, today I figured out a stupid obvious way to do it that, it all my internet travels, has not come up. Here it is, a litte batch file I call "here.bat" that, when copied into whatever directory you're using and run, brings up the command prompt in that directory.

    1 line :

    @cmd


    or for win 98/95 users of course:

    @command


    well... at least I'm assuming that last one will work...

    Like i said, it's stupid simple, but now I keep it on my desktop, then copy it wherever it needs to go. Graphically of course, you know, good old drag-and-drop, I wouldn't be caught dead doing that kinda stuff on the cmd line. no more typing out cd "c:\documents and settings\administrator\desktop\phpinstall\php-4.3.2-win32" or stupid long directory names.

    Oh well, I'm happy.

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    Never use 'stupid' in the same sentance as 'useful'. The only thing stupid on a computer in my opinion is a trojan.. everything else has the potential to be so much more than the programmer intended (if you put your mind to it, so does a trojan).

    Oh, thanks for the tool by the way, very useful

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    Originally posted here by Abtronic
    Never use 'stupid' in the same sentance as 'useful'. The only thing stupid on a computer in my opinion is a trojan.. everything else has the potential to be so much more than the programmer intended (if you put your mind to it, so does a trojan).

    Oh, thanks for the tool by the way, very useful
    thanx Abtronic to introduce a little of philisophia into the forum!

    Well, a puter is not stupid u say: do 1 and it does 1. The only part stupid in networking or computer is HUMAN (the user, the admin, the programmer, the hacker, ....).
    Back to the 80s Troyan was a very clever found and is still a very clever idea, the only silly thing is the reason why it had been designed for.

    Maybe the home puter futur will include stupid A.I. I can't wait to see that!!!
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    thanx very much uppercell 4 tht idea 4 the tool... that works n is a nice shortcut.i`ve never thought of tht.
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    There must be more of these little Gems, that we have overlooked, perhaps because of their simplicity.. or just never get to try..
    Useful = Yes Stupid=only if you didn't put the idea into action
    Now you have given us the knowledge, anyone else?


    cheers
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    You do know that you can wildcard the cd command. For instance in that last example you gave you could do "cd php-4*" and it would change to that long address. Atleast NT has always worked this way, not sure about 9x as I've never really used any of those.

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    Thanks for the useful 95/98 info...For WinXP you can go here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp
    and get the tool cmdhere.exe that does that trick , and some others too :cool

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    I wrote this little script one time. Basically I have a bad habit of downloading stuff and saving it to the desktop. Whether it was a *.txt, or a *.zip, or even a *.html. Perhaps I just wanted to look at it later. Basically all the script did was scanned the desktop and put all *.txt filez into a folder I had made for specifically made for txt files, and each other file accordingly. I know lazy, lazy but hey. I figured out that I could add to this file. I have it merge registry files that would change the background, the screen saver. Ect. Then I went a step further and had everything match. So it was all theme based, right. I had it load from the current_version/run in the registry. I even created a "key disk" that you had to have to boot the pc past the a:\>.
    The options are endless. Whatever you have the imagination to command. It can happen. The computer does exactly what you tell it to do. 98% of the time. There is always an exception. That one and only exception is human error.

    Be safe and stay free.
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