With UNIX command cd, when you press tab to complete a file/dir name and there are multiple options, it does an ls.

How can I get this behavior in command prompt with cd? When you tab complete with cd on Windows, it tries all of the matches.


Unlike in the Bash Shell, Windows requires you press Tab multiple times to cycle through available options — it won’t just show you them all in a list.

If however you want this behaviour you can get it by installing something like Clink


I think you were searching for this link, you have to activate it in registry, completionchar

  • Isn't that just the char for selecting the next match? – travis1097 Mar 14 '16 at 21:02
  • I didn't get you – Farzad64 Mar 14 '16 at 21:03
  • That article just talks about changing the character which selects the next match. I'm talking about listing all the matches instead of just selecting the next one. – travis1097 Mar 14 '16 at 21:13
  • Please read the question again carefully. Your answer does not answer the original question. – DavidPostill Mar 15 '16 at 12:32
  • In any case please do not post link only answers. You should quote the essential parts of the answer from the reference link(s), as the answer can become invalid if the linked page(s) change. – DavidPostill Mar 15 '16 at 12:33

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