You can use the
prompt command, which changes the displayed prompt.
prompt /? and you will get this:
Changes the cmd.exe command prompt.
text Specifies a new command prompt
Prompt can be made of normal characters and the following special codes:
$A & (Ampersand)
$B | (Pipe)
$C ( (Left parenthesis)
$D Current date
$E Escape code (ASCII code 27)
$F ) (Right parenthesis)
$G > (Greater-than sign)
$H Backspace (erases previous character
$L < (Less-than sign)
$N Current drive
$P Current drive and path
$Q = (Equals sign)
$T Current time
$V Windows version
$_ Carriage return and linefeed
$$ $ (Dollar sign)
If command extensions are enabled, there are a few more options, but these are the relevant ones.
In case you were wondering, the default prompt is:
and a BASH style prompt is:
The one that I use when I'm working in long directories is
prompt $G, which is simply '
Although there is no way to display just the current folder, you can always use
dir to display folder information, including the path