chdir for DOS and Unix, w/C src
Wcd is a command-line program to change directory fast. It saves time typing at the
keyboard. One needs to type only a part of a directory name and wcd will
jump to it. Wcd has a fast selection method in case of multiple matches and
allows aliasing and banning of directories. Wcd also includes a full screen
interactive directory tree browser with speed search.
Wcd was modeled after Norton Change Directory (NCD).
NCD appeared first in The Norton Utilities,
Release 4, for DOS in 1987, published by Peter Norton.
NCD was written by Brad Kingsbury.
Examples of wcd usage:
will change to directory /home/waterlan/Desktop
will do that.
Wcd is free to use and you can get the source code too.
Features of wcd:
Full screen interactive directory browser with speed search and zoom in/out.
Present the user a list in case of multiple matches.
Wildcards *, ? and [SET] supported.
Directory stack, push pop.
Subdir definition possible. E.g. wcd subdira/subdirb
Long directory names support in Win95/98/NT DOS-box
Windows LAN UNC paths supported.
Change drive and directory at once.
Alternate stack per shell or terminal.
Multi user: Jump to folders of your colleagues.
Native language support:
Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Spanish
Unicode Level 3 support (all UCS characters including double width and combining characters).
- DOS 16 bit, DOS 32 bit, DOS bash
- Windows Command Prompt, Windows PowerShell, WinZsh, MSYS, Cygwin
- Unix/Linux: all Bourne and C type shells.
- OS/2 Warp
Option to ignore diacritics for Latin-based scripts.
- Windows PowerShell.
- Windows Command Prompt (cmd.exe) on Windows 7 and up.
- Unicode matching with normalization (compatible equivalence).
WCD is free software, distributed under GNU General Public License.
Manual wcd.htm or wcd.txt.
Source Code and binaries
Download from the Sourceforge Wcd project page
or my personal homepage.