How you can Automate the DIR Command


If your are using same switches frequently in Command prompt then open your system command prompt using open Run option

Click Start and open Run option then type cmd to open command prompt, here type

set dircmd=/w/o/p

then press Enter, now every time thereafter that you type


the /w/o/p switches will be automatically applied and now need to type every time. If your are interested to use single switch like /w you can use it

set dircmd=/w

and press Enter.

and same if you wants to undo these switches then you can very easily by typing

dir /-switch

For example, if you wanted to do a directory with only the /w switch, you could enter

dir /-p/-o

When you exit the Command prompt window, however, the Dircmd setting returns to its default settings.