ZeroIn speeds up your command prompt by
replacing the CD command.
You can quickly change between long name
directories because ZeroIn allows you to abbreviate and miss-spell
their names. It tracks recently visited directories to make
re-visiting them very easy. It also keeps a list of user-defined
aliases, so that a short alias like 'sys' maps to
|User Types ...
||ZeroIn changes to...|
Gives choice of:
Changes from any drive
c . or
|Moves up one directory level (to
parent directory) |
|Moves up two directory
|Moves up three directory levels
(and so on)|
c \ or
|Moves to root directory - Unix
forward slashes (/) are equally valid|
|Gives choice of all second level
directories on drive d: where the parent directory
starts with the letter 'p'|
ZeroIn includes both a 32-bit version and a 16-bit version for
backward compatibility. The 32-bit version of ZeroIn runs under
Microsoft® Windows® 8 and x64, Windows 7 and x64, Vista®, Vista 64, 2008/2003 Server, XP. The 16 bit version of ZeroIn
runs under DOS, Windows 3.x, 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP, but does
not show long filenames.
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ZeroIn will NOT work if you run it under Windows 2000 or Windows XP's
command.com. It must be run under cmd.exe. To check which variant of the shell
you use, right click your MS-DOS Prompt icon, select Properties, then Program.
Verify the Cmd Line is set to C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe or similar. The reason
for this is that command.com does not allow a program to change the directory.
- Sophisticated matching engine allows you to abbreviate
directory names and even type them incorrectly - eg
"\WINODWS" will find "\WINDOWS".
- Eliminate the tedium of typing Windows 95 long filenames
(which it supports fully).
- History list of your 20 most recently visited directories.
You can re-visit the previous directory or any recent directory
- Up to
20 aliases that map names you supply to your most commonly used
there are no matches ZeroIn can create the directory for you. It
will supply a list of the best partial matches so far.
- Environment variable that specifies where the history and
alias information is kept. This is very useful for networks that
use a shared executable.
- Supports wildcard matching. * is ALWAYS added so W ->
there is more than one match you can choose from a list, which
can be pages long. If necessary, very long directory names are
folded with \...\ characters to fit on to the screen.
- Common abbreviations: . -> .. Save typing going up one
level ... -> ..\.. Save typing going up two levels .... ->
..\..\.. Save typing going up three levels etc " "
-> \ Space saves finding that (back)slash key \\ -> \*\
Saves hitting [Shift+8]
- Doesn't care if you use Unix '/' or DOS '\'.
- Network compatible.
can change drives at the same time.
NOT use index files of any sort, so...
- you don't have index files cluttering your hard
- you don't have to periodically update the index
- you aren't restricted to creating, renaming, moving or
removing directories using just one program AND
- it works for floppies, CD-ROMS, Zip/IOMega drives and
other removable media.
- Perform multilevel matches eg \*\doc finds all second
level doc directories.
- Adapts to your screen mode - 25/43/50 lines.
error level if no directory found.
just grabbed your most excellent directory changer from
just downloaded ZeroIn from a shareware library, and I think
it's great...I've only had it for a few days and I've already
forgotten all the contracted long file names that I had to use
in DOS on a Windows95 machine.
little program. Thanks.
- Thanks for creating the very useful cd replacement
very useful program!
- Downloaded your "c" directory changer program
from the windows95.com site and thoroughly saw the advantages of
helpful indeed. I used to hate DOS because my typing was so
lousy I had to type almost every command and directory name more
than once. :-)
- I get
your little program that change dir really fast!!
job you did, I might throw away one of my favorite tools. (Mine
doesn't accept Windows'95 long names)...I find your program
just downloaded your zero in software and it's really
- Thanks for making a great keystroke saver !
must say that your program is pretty cool. I use DOS windows a
lot and your product really helps with long file names
(especially with spaces)