8 character representation of a long directory name within a command prompt

I have a directory named

c:\program files (x86)\Java60\jre

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For directories longer than 8 characters,
In some contexts, Windows sometimes displays
these directories with something like the
following nomenclature


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However, when I do a 'dir', or 'cd' on the command prompt, I can not see the 8 character representation of the directory name

How can I view the 8 character representation for a directory within a command prompt

Is there a certain command or context in which I can perform this?
Anthony LuciaAsked:
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
use dir /x for the 8.3 name

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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
You can also use "command" instead of "cmd" and see just 8.3 names

dir /ad /x will just show dirs too.

You can also get short name as part of a loop through filenames with the for command if needed, depending upon what you are trying to do?

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