I recently upgraded to Windows XP at work, and noticed some nice new features in the new command box (cmd.exe). But the verbose directory structure makes the long default prompt really distracting!
Of course, I could remove the directory from the prompt entirely, but I wish I could have my cake and eat it, too. I still like a little memory jog to help me keep track of where I am, especially after the 'phone rings. I can think of several approaches that would be nice; does Windows XP support any of them (or an alternative)?
1. Abbreviate the home directory (e.g., Cocuments and SettingsUser NameMy Documentsfolder becomes ~folder, like in unix c-shell)
2. Limit the number of directory levels that display in the prompt (again, like unix csh)
3. (more in keeping with the GUI philosophy) put the directory in the window title; but would it update if I change directory?