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I wwant to catch the command-line arguments of a program I use, so when I start test.exe with arguments -debug and -console I can see this arguments even if I don´t have the source code of the program?

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wmic process where caption="test.exe" get commandline
(you may of course also start wmic and then interactively query various properties of your system (processes included) if you wish so. wmic /? will show you options)

Edit: if you prefer GUI in win7 you should be able to select additional column (under view->select columns) named 'command line' (not sure exact wording) in Task Manager to show what you need;

And finally, you could hook up a debugger (or anything posing as a debugger, I used simple cmd /k echo as debugger target) via Image Execution Options

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+1, But I've read this is not reliable for some programs because the program is able to manipulate what appears there. – dbenham Dec 29 '12 at 14:34
@dbenham Do you have a source? I'm not questioning it, just wanted to read on? – wmz Dec 29 '12 at 15:00
I just googled and found How to clear a process command line? on SO. It makes sense that a process may need to manipulate the stored command line. You probably don't want the password you typed into the command line to be easily accessible. – dbenham Dec 29 '12 at 15:33
Here is a good discussion from Raymond Chen's BLOG The Old New Thing: How do I get the command line of another process? – dbenham Dec 29 '12 at 17:30
@dbenham Thanks - and see my edit, this will stop the process execution so it won't be able to modify it's command line. – wmz Dec 29 '12 at 18:03

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