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In the Terminal on OSX, when you press Tab to autocomplete a directory name, a / delimiter gets added for you, so you can immediately type your next entry.

Is there a way to have the same behavior with \ in the Windows default command prompt?

Autocomplete is there by default, but I need to manually type the \. In my preferred keyboard layout, this requires a combination of 2 keys, so it gets annoying when navigating to long paths.

If it makes any difference, this would be for Windows 10.

  • I am not aware of a way to to this in cmd. but I use TCC/LE instead: it provides many of the facilities of a Unix shell, but within the syntax of cmd. Among much else it has an option to append back-slash when Tab expands to a directory, just as you would like. Another work-round is to use one of several Windows implementations of Unix shells, including win-bash. – AFH Apr 14 '16 at 0:45

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