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 Create an alias in Windows XP Back in school, I used to have a .login file along the lines of Asked by: Guest | Views: 36
 Guest [Entry] "Not many people seem to know about it, but you can use the doskey built-in macro tool, the only issue is that it doesn't save. There are many ways to work around this though. usage: doskey ls=dir ls will now do a directory listing just like dir would. If you want to use arguments with the commands, use this syntax: doskey d=dir $* As for the workaround to make them save: save all aliases to a file in this format: doskey ls=dir doskey ..=cd .. and place it in one of the directories in your path. Name it something short like a.cmd, so when you open cmd you can type a to load your aliases. If typing an a and pressing Enter seems too much work, throw this into your AutoHotkey script: WinWaitActive, C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe Send {a}{Enter} Loading aliases automatically: You can change all shortcuts to cmd to point to %SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe /K C:\path\to\aliases.cmd, replacing C:\path\to\aliases.cmd with the location of your aliases file. If you typically run it from the run box, you can: Rename the cmd executable to cmd2.exe for example, and replace it with a script or another executable which launches the above command (I wouldn't really recommend this method as a lot of apps depend on cmd) Make a batch script and call it cmda (cmd with aliases) for example. Have it launch the above command and put this batch script somewhere in your path."  Guest [Entry] "My answer is similar to vriolk's I created a .bat file that contained my macros (e.g. c:\winscripts\autoexec.bat): @doskey whereis=c:\winscripts\whereis.cmd$* @doskey ls=dir /b $* @doskey l=dir /od/p/q/tw$* and then from a cmd prompt ran ""cmd /?"" to find the registry key to edit for the cmd autorun: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor\AutoRun and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor\AutoRun using regedit, add the path for your macro batch file to the AutoRun value (add the AutoRun key if it's not there): c:\winscripts\autoexec.bat now whenever you run ""cmd"" from the Start->Run prompt, this autoexec.bat will also run and create the doskey macros for you. By the way, whereis.cmd contains this: @for %%e in (%PATHEXT%) do @for %%i in (%1%%e) do @if NOT ""%%~$PATH:i""=="""" echo %%~$PATH:i which searches your PATH variable for the term you provide: c:>whereis javaw c:\jdk\bin\javaw.exe"