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Are there commands to invoke function key commands from a command prompt? I would like to script something that I can't find command line options for. Also, I don't want to install another app, like autohotkey, etc.

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit

Thanks.

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Perhaps specify what it is you're trying to do? There may be a better way (i.e.: PowerShell, as suggested by @MarkSowul). – Iszi Mar 16 '11 at 16:28
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Yeah, you can whip up a VBScript and use SendKeys. Then you use cscript myscript.vbs. Example: http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/ezine/ezine26.htm. This doesn't use function keys but that's just e.g. {F4}. More info on what you can do here: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/automate-tasks-with-windows-script-hosts-sendkeys-method/1056137

You could also use PowerShell: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff731008.aspx

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This is probably not the most elegant answer to your question, but I'll introduce you to it as you may find it a pragmatic solution to what you're doing or useful elsewhere. Look at http://www.autohotkey.com/ This program is more about using a script that performs certain tasks when it detects things like a keypress or mouse movement, but I'm sure you could write a script that will initiate the sending of keys. You'll also find a bunch of useful prewritten scripts on their site.

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