howtogeek at February 1st, 2014 12:34 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/179031/drag-and-drop-files-and-folders-to-auto-complete-a-command-line/
Did you know that you can drag and drop files and folders to the command prompt or terminal? It simply auto-completes the path, so you don’t have to type the full thing out or navigate to the right folder. This works in Windows or Mac, and maybe elsewhere.
daddydave at February 1st, 2014 15:54 — #2
I've been using this feature since Windows 95. It works in every version of Windows since except for Vista, and I missed it so much, I suggested it as a coding snack on the DonationCoder forum, and a kind soul named skrommel wrote a fix for it for me:
Microsoft brought the feature back in Windows 7.
Didn't know that worked on a Mac. Seems like it worked in Xubuntu, too.
devsubzerox at February 3rd, 2014 02:15 — #3
I don't think it works when in cmd is started with administrators privileges, at least it didn't work when I tried it on my computer.
rizvi_igor at February 3rd, 2014 04:59 — #4
It also works on ubuntu releases,like Linux Mint itself...ect
john_betong at February 6th, 2014 01:04 — #5
Many thanks for this tip.
I have always cursed when CTL-V would not paste but this is a very good work around.:)
russell_horwood at February 6th, 2014 04:26 — #6
I was excited then.. but unfortunately it doesn't work when the cmd is run as administrator so I will never be able to use it. (Under 8.1 at least, but I suppose it could just be yet another bug.)
Don't you just love it when the tool you're using refuses to do as you tell it.
system at February 11th, 2014 12:34 — #7
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