Directory Aliases and file://

Sep 1, 2008
Right now if I use a directory alias in an external command, I can hit 'tab' to expand it as needed.

I wish the same thing would happen with file:// paths, although I know this is more than expansion since there encodings to decode, unc vs drive-spec, etc...

Along these same lines, I really wish there was an option to turn on that basically said: Scan and convert directory aliases and file:// paths before executing external commands. I know this could be dangerous, but I'm not sure it's any more dangerous than directory aliases behaving differently between copy and xcopy just because xcopy is external.
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