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Norton Command for DOS had both a command line history and a feature to quickly paste filenames into the command line: Pressing Alt and a letter would jump to the next file starting with that letter, more letters would refine the search prefix, or one could move to other files with the arrow keys. Pressing Ctrl-Enter would then paste the highlighted file ...


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DR-DOS, which was not MS-DOS but which was, by design, largely compatible at many levels, and was a contemporaneous single-user Intel CPU based system operating system, included command-line history and, IIRC, some search/autocomplete functionality. Unfortunately, I don't have any running systems to check the specifics now (well, for many years...). At least ...


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Microsoft didn’t provide anything like this for MS-DOS, but there are a number of third-party tools which can add auto-completion to the shell (along with other command-line editing features). A number of these are listed in the DOSKEY replacement section of the Free Software for DOS catalog: Toddy, CmdEdit, etc. 4DOS and FreeCOM, which are full shell ...


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