How to Change the Title Bar Caption of the Command Prompt

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SUMMARY

To make the title bar caption of the Windows NT command prompt display the current directory path, do the following:
  1. Create a file somewhere in your Windows NT path that contains the following line:
    @title %=c:%
    The name of this file should have a .CMD extension.
  2. Run Doskey with the following parameters:
    doskey cd=cd $*$T<name of the file you just created>
Whenever you subsequently use the CD command to change directories, the current directory will be displayed in the title bar of the command prompt.

Note: If you use the CD command without a space, Doskey cannot trap the command and change the title bar. For example, if you use the following command, the title bar will not display the current directory path:
cd\

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Article ID: 98578 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
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