April 24th, 2005, 10:12 PM
To .bat or not to .bat???
OK - let me first explain my ambition and vision, then ask for your input ..........
Theres not much in life that I enjoy more than programming and delving into the deeper inner sanctums of the internet ........ But there is one thing .......
Efficiency - I love shortcuts (and why wouldn't I)
I have 2 harddrives on my box (C: and D: - named local disk and rural disk respectively)
Almost everything I do goes into my D: drive and the 2 most used directories there are my business directory and my 'pleasure' directory - named 'programming'. Within the programming directory I have many subdirectories aptly named after all the programming languages I use ie. perl, python, java(script), c++, DHTML, xml, php, flash etc. this directory is a few levels down in the D: drive and I like it where it is (the breaking from habit is not immediately conducive to efficiency).
I dual boot windows XP home and unixBSD if Im just working locally I use XP for my passtimes activities and have it set up with many customized keyboard shortcuts - what I want to do is write a program (possibly a batch file - not sure, thus, the starting of this thread) that will pop up a window when I press a predetermined combination of keys, that will allow me to just type in the folder I want to go to and it will take me right there to that directory.
I have alittle experience with batch file writing and what I would like to confirm is: Is writing a batch file the best way to go about this?
I am sure that many will ask questions like: Why would you want to do this? or Why would you dual boot with Win XP? and such
Please don't - to be as congenially honest as possible - Im not looking for my agenda or motivations to be questioned, just looking for a bit of educated and knowledgeable advice.
Thanks to all who submit constructive and useful replies .......... they are all appreciated.
They can steal all my property and belongings, curtail all my rights and privileges, incarcerate me, beat me and even kill me. They then, will only have my dead body, NOT my obedience.