Tab autocompletion in Windows



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Most Linux/UNIX OS's have tab autocompletion on the command line. Windows, of course, does not. At least, not by default. You can enable it in Windows 2K+ by a little registry hack. Fire up regedit and browse to the registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/CommandProcessor

and edit the "CompletionChar" attribute. Set it to the ASCII value of the key you want to use as the autocomplete key (use 9 for TAB).

Posted by VB at 2004-11-23 23:21:04
XP has it enabled by default, funnily enough.
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