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Automatic directory changes don't work at all

Discussion in 'Support' started by Dnison Penndragon, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Dnison Penndragon

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    I'm using TCMD v13.04.63 and have found that automatic directory changes don't work at all. All I get is "TCC: (Sys) The system cannot find the file specified."

    I have run cdd /s to index the drives, and jpstree.idx exists in the root of drive C: I have checked the file and all the folders are listed, but cdd <foldername> cannot change to any of them (unless that folder exists in the current directory, which means that cdd behaves no differently than cd). For instance, "c:\> cdd windows" works. But "c:\> cdd system32" doesn't work. It's just not doing the extended directory search and can't use wildcards either.

    It's not a feature I use all that often, but it used to work. I have a feeling that I am overlooking something blindingly obvious. Anyone know what it is?
     
  2. Steve Fabian

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    Automatic directory change works based on the value of your CDPATH environment variable. Look it up in HELP! The feature works as alway here (WinXP SP3/32b, TCC 14.03.52)
     
  3. Dnison Penndragon

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    CDPATH only works for an explicitely set list of directories. I am talking about Extended Directory Search which is supposed to work on the entire drive(s) (provided they have been indexed).
     
  4. Dnison Penndragon

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    And I just found it.. duh. The Extended Directory Search setting in TCC got disabled.
     
  5. Steve Fabian

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    I was about to suggest that... BTW, implied CDD also works, just type a string resembling a directory's name, terminate it with backslash (\), press ENTER, and you should be at your target...
     

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