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Take command of the command line

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I love the command line, but it's a pain when you have to go into a directory just to launch a program with an alternative switch. With this registry entry you can right-click any folder, select "command" and then you can run your command at will. Simply put the code into a simple "command.reg" file and you're done. The import works on XP also.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Command]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Command\command]
@="cmd.exe /k cd %1 "

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This was first published in July 2004

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