Change the Command Prompt (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular
This setting allows you to change the format of the command prompt to show additional information instead of just the current drive and path ("C:\>").
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Open your registry and find the key below.
Create or modify a REG_EXPAND_SZ string called "PROMPT" and set it to the required prompt format including any special codes or variables below.
The default prompt is "$P$G" (e.g. "C:\>"), some alternatives include:
Restart or log-off Windows for the change to take effect.
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
Value Name: PROMPT
Data Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ (Expanded String Value)
Value Data: Prompt Text (e.g. $P$G)
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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last modified: January 29, 2003
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