howtogeek — 2014-02-01T12:34:07-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-01T15:54:41-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-03T02:15:51-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-03T04:59:43-05:00 — #4
It also works on ubuntu releases,like Linux Mint itself...ect
john_betong — 2014-02-06T01:04:58-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-06T04:26:56-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-11T12:34:09-05:00 — #7
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