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expanded filename matching??

One of the features that I really love about 4DOS/4NT is command-line
completion; type a bit of a file or directory name, hit tab, and the whole
name magically appears….

Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to work with UNC filenames… I have
frequent need to copy files to \\wizard\derelict-0 , and I’m *really* tired
of typing it all out.  I know I can assign the path to a drive letter, and
in fact up until recently I had done so, but we just installed a new drive
in my machine and all the drive letters changed!!  I’m trying to get myself
OUT of the habit of copying to g:\ (which is now i:\), but typing the path
instead is awkward, for the reason previously stated.

Is there any way to make this work with UNC file/path names???

I’m using 4NT 3.02B on Win NT 4.0 SP 6.

        Dan Miller

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3 Responses to “expanded filename matching??”

  1. admin says:

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    "Dan Miller" <dan.mil…@sset.com> wrote:
    >One of the features that I really love about 4DOS/4NT is command-line
    >completion; type a bit of a file or directory name, hit tab, and the whole
    >name magically appears….

    >Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to work with UNC filenames… I have
    >frequent need to copy files to \\wizard\derelict-0 , and I’m *really* tired
    >of typing it all out.  I know I can assign the path to a drive letter, and
    >in fact up until recently I had done so, but we just installed a new drive
    >in my machine and all the drive letters changed!!  I’m trying to get myself
    >OUT of the habit of copying to g:\ (which is now i:\), but typing the path
    >instead is awkward, for the reason previously stated.

    >Is there any way to make this work with UNC file/path names???

    >I’m using 4NT 3.02B on Win NT 4.0 SP 6.

    Filename completion works fine for me in 4NT.  Of course, you have
    to be logged in to the target machine for it to work.

    ras…@highfiber.com

  2. admin says:

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     CD> From: ras…@highfiber.com (Charles Dye)

     CD> "Dan Miller" <dan.mil…@sset.com> wrote:

     >One of the features that I really love about 4DOS/4NT is command-line
     >completion; type a bit of a file or directory name, hit tab, and the whole
     >name magically appears….
     >
     >Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to work with UNC filenames… I have
     >frequent need to copy files to \\wizard\derelict-0 , and I’m *really* tired
     >of typing it all out.  I know I can assign the path to a drive letter, and
     >in fact up until recently I had done so, but we just installed a new drive
     >in my machine and all the drive letters changed!!  I’m trying to get myself
     >OUT of the habit of copying to g:\ (which is now i:\), but typing the path
     >instead is awkward, for the reason previously stated.
     >
     >Is there any way to make this work with UNC file/path names???
     >
     >I’m using 4NT 3.02B on Win NT 4.0 SP 6.

     CD> Filename completion works fine for me in 4NT.  Of course, you have to
     CD> be logged in to the target machine for it to work.

    I just did a test in a 4dos session on my OS/2 system which is logged
    onto a Netware server. Completion works *after* you type the server and
    volume names. It won’t work for either of those.

    So it appears you have to type \\server\volume\ before completion will work.

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  3. admin says:

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    Leonard.Erick…@xspam.p0.f51.n105.z1.fidonet.org wrote:
    > -=> Quoting Charles Dye to Dan Miller <=-

    > CD> From: ras…@highfiber.com (Charles Dye)

    > CD> "Dan Miller" <dan.mil…@sset.com> wrote:

    > >One of the features that I really love about 4DOS/4NT is command-line
    > >completion; type a bit of a file or directory name, hit tab, and the whole
    > >name magically appears….

    > >Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to work with UNC filenames…

    > CD> Filename completion works fine for me in 4NT.  Of course, you have to
    > CD> be logged in to the target machine for it to work.

    >I just did a test in a 4dos session on my OS/2 system which is logged
    >onto a Netware server. Completion works *after* you type the server and
    >volume names. It won’t work for either of those.

    >So it appears you have to type \\server\volume\ before completion will work.

    Er, yes, that’s what I meant.  Never occurred to me that anyone would
    expect filename completion to fill in the server or share name.

    ras…@highfiber.com