I was just setting at a command prompt in Vista on my laptop and I typed
cd / out of habit and, to my surprise, it worked! Not only that, but tab completion still behaved as expected!
I actually have been using the ‘/’ character in PowerShell because it is easier to type than ‘' (not as far to reach) and it is the default in *NIX systems as well (i.e. my Ubuntu installation).
Now granted, I probably shouldn’t get used to this in the event that I inadvertently code a ‘/’ character in one of my programs, but then again, I should technically be using the System.IO.Path.PathSeparator anyway.
I get excited about the little things.
NOTE - this might be the result of Service Pack 1 on Vista also…
UPDATE - I lied. You can type
cd / and get to the root, but tab completion still completes only for the current directory. In other words, if you’re current directory is c:\windows\ and you type
cd /[tab], you’ll get directories that are in c:\windows. Sorry. My excitement just dropped a little.