Enable / Disable Command prompt extensions

If the Windows 2000 / Windows XP Command Extensions are enabled the PROMPT
command supports the following additional formatting characters:

  $+   zero or more plus sign (+) characters depending upon the
depth of the PUSHD directory stack, one character for each
level pushed.

$M Displays the remote name associated with the current drive
letter or the empty string if current drive is not a network

To enable or disable the command prompt extension in Windows 2000
or Windows XP, use the following registry hack:


Key: Software\Microsoft\Command

Name: EnableExtensions

Value: 1
Value: 0 disable

You can enable/disable the extensions for the command shell you are in by
issuing the following commands:

cmd /y
disables command extensions for this cmd session
cmd /x enables command extensions for this cmd session

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