Batch processing is the execution of a set of commands or software programs without user intervention. A batch file is a text file containing a sequence of such commands or programs invocations.

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echo without newline in a batch `for` loop [duplicate]

I have a variable a which I want to pass to a program (let's use more for the sake of this example), and its result should be stored into another variable b. This is to prevent the creation of ...
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Xcopy.exe: Hide all errors (window prompt)

I syncronize a folder on the hard drive with my USB device every time I insert it. For this I use a simple batch script that checks if the USB stick is inserted and if it is then do a sync by XCopy. ...
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Rename files using batch file

I have been searching for a way to rename 150 files daily simply by executing 1 command. The current files are in the same folder C:\reports. The file names differ and the only change I have to make ...
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Batch script to conditionally delete files

Owners of Nokia Lumia 1020 know it can be set to store captured photos at full resolution, but the reduced size photos are also stored. I would like to have a script to automatically delete all the ...
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Jscript executing batch file that incorporates setting of environment variables

I'm working on creating a base for a batch file that is designed to 2 main things: Set several environment variables for the current session only Executes a jscript file Currently this is what I'm ...
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Bulk SFTP download of files specified by URL preserving directories

I have a list of several hundred files I need to pull via SFTP. They are located in various directories and I need them to be in the same directory setup on my local machine. It is important the files ...
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Batch change txt with constant input but variable output

I have a text document with 364 words. And i would like to save every single word from this document as a separate .svg image. So as end result I would like to have 364 separate .svg files with each ...
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how to make a batch file to rename a folder when I start and close a program? [on hold]

How to make a batch file to rename a folder when I start a program? - Let's say I want to start my word.exe, at the same time I need to rename a folder c:\users\my profile\my word documents to be my ...
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Add new dependency to a Windows Service that already has dependencies

I want to add via Batch script a new service-dependency to an existing service with old dependencies, without deleting these dependencies. I know the command sc config ServiceA depend= ...
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Running .bat file in zsh (in Windows)

In a Windows machine I want to avoid using cmd.exe at all cost. I'm trying to use babun (mintty 1.1.3) to run a batch file in a Windows folder. This works: { ~ } » ./file.bat -o ...
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Renaming files,folders and subfolders recursively by using batch script

@echo off SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION SET old=V1 SET new=newdocV2 for /f "tokens=*" %%f in ('dir /b *.ods') do ( SET newname=%%f SET newname=!newname:%old%=%new%! move "%%f" "!newname!" ) ...
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Calling batch files and deleting the root folder [closed]

I have a batch file that calls another batch file specifying credentials. I need to then call a third batch after the second completes that will delete the entire containing folder. Currently the ...
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Computer does not stay awake after scheduled task

I have a scheduled task that wakes up the computer to run a batch file. However the computer turns back off after some time. I have my computer set to (never sleep) so after waking up from the task it ...
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Using batch to automate manage-bde

We would like to encrypt C (full disk) specifying a startup password (we are ok with this in plain text, it's temporary) and simply backup the recovery key to the desktop. So far what's working is ...
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I want to rename the bulk files and folders at single time,how I can do this with batch scripting

I want to rename the bulk files and folders at single time,how I can do this with batch scripting I have the code for only to change either file or folder,not both @echo off SETLOCAL ...
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Identify and kill batch script started before

I need help regarding batch script handling, help because working with on-board tools again, no extras installable. I have a CMD.exe script that gathers information about running processes (via ...
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How to use batch file to do X if it's ran on a laptop?

How do I write a batch file to do different things based on whether it is ran on a desktop vs. laptop? E.g. if on desktop, install x. If on laptop, skip x and install y instead. Edit: Windows 7 ...
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xcopy wont copy shortcuts

Example code where shortcut resides: xcopy "Google Chrome.Ink" %CURRENTUSER%\Desktop Another Example where chrome.exe exists: xcopy /B chrome.exe %CURRENTUSER%\Desktop Both result in: ...
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batch file runs fine manually, but line that launches exe fails when batch run in task scheduler

I have a batch file (below) that works perfectly when run, however, when I set up the bat file in the task scheduler it ain't working right. The task scheduler does indeed run the task successfully, ...
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Pop up notification on system tray when a new file added to a directory

How will I add a pop up notification on my system? Let's say I have a directory wherein everyday I have a batch process running and keeps on adding files to that directory? How will I add a prompt so ...
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What does the percent sign indicate when used as a directory in batch files?

I have made a few batch files the hard way by CD-ing into the directory by typing all the way from root drive to folder. I have seen a few example codes use percent signs enclosing a few key words and ...
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Edit windows service user with a batch script and encrypted password

I need to change the user of a service on Windows using a batch script. Searching the web I found this solution: sc \\server config ServiceName obj= Domain\user password= pass The problem is, that ...
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Batch zipping multiple files into a single archive

I have the following drag-and-drop batch script for creating zip files @echo off if [%1]==[] goto :eof :loop "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" a -tzip "%~1.zip" "%~1" shift if not [%1]==[] goto loop ...
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Recursive command-line md5 generator and verifier

I want to write a batch script that has the ability to generate and verify md5 hashes of an entire directory tree. Is there any program like this for windows? I can find many md5 programs, but they ...
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Windows 7 batch file to delete specified files in a path with spaces

I'm trying to get a batch to work but it seems it can't find the specified file. I'd like the batch to do the following: Kill my IP camera software Wait a few seconds to ensure the software has ...
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How to do multiple calculations with set /a in batch?

E.g. if I want to do the following calculation, how to make it work? set /A math=%%N+%code%+2*3/7
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windows batch iterate over files rename with 0 padding

i've been trying to make this little script. i basicly want to ask the user for a name, and then on that directory i rename all pngs to name+number, where the number is just a simple 3 digit iterator ...
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batch file for hardcoding subtitles in multiple videos with ffmpeg

My question at the top: What is the correct way to refer to a dynamic file name for the ass filter when using -filter_complex in ffmpeg? The story and my attempt: I have a folder that contains ...
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Batch File Won't Run - Command Line Script Does

I am using an ncftp script to upload some files via ftp. I want to automate this process so I am using a batch file to run it. Here is my script: ncftpput -u myusername -p mypassword -R myftpaddress ...
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How to Concatenate Repeating String in Batch Script

I'm trying to concatenate a repeating string depending on the first parameter value passed into the script when it is called. This value represents the number of directory levels the current ...
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Is there a way to kill explorer.exe and then run a batch file that starts it again?

Could this be done in batch or even in virtual basic? taskkill /IM explorer.exe /t /f & start bat.bat doesn't work.
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Print recurring lines of output to a text file

I want to write the following to a text file: a1 a2 a3 a4 a5 and so on until reaching a certain number of lines output. I have to type around 3500 similar lines. How do I automate this? I am ...
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Batch why <nul breaks my file

Well guys i am basically trying to get user input and type it on the batch I will be using backspace and enter so i cant use choice Thats why i am following this method To capture characters as ...
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Downloading all files in a directory with ftp command

I am trying to download all of the files in a directory using the FTP command on Windows (Windows Server 2012 R2). Here is what I am running from the ftp command: open myurl.com myusername mypassword ...
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Win 7 Desktop Won't Wake From Sleep

This is a somewhat common issue according to Google and I've spent the past 3 days testing/debugging and trying everything I can find online. But, I haven't been able to get my PC to wake up on a ...
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How to create a USB that copies all photos from PC to which it is connected, using Batch files?

I tried doing this, but it is not working :: variables /min SET odrive=%odrive:~0,2% set backupcmd=xcopy /s /c /d /e /h /i /r /y echo off for /r C:\ %f in (*.jpg) do @copy "%drive%\all\pics" @echo ...
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How can I make a script faster that searches the HKU section of the registry?

I'm trying to run a query across the network to find something within the user profile section however the I have a problem with the script below: @echo off set file=c:\temp\computerlist.txt for /f ...
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How to answer batch file [closed]

I lost my administrator right's in recovery. I learned of the super administrator surfing the net and got access using command line. I got a reply :The syntax of this command is: and then it list's ...
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Getting missing operator error in my batch decryptor

This decryption program gives a load of missing operator errors. What is wrong? @echo off setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion ::OS_sertificate set code=494715842 set /p sertificate=input set ...
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How to apply Windows 8 theme via batch file?

High contrast Windows 8 themes files are found at \Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\. I want to be able to switch between hcblack.theme and hcwhite.theme using a batch file. How does one apply ...
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How to copy a file to a destination only if the source file is newer than any of the destination files?

I'm looking for a way to accomplish this task. I've tried robocopy and writing a batch file, but robocopy doesn't seem to be able to do it (since /MINAGE can't do time--only dates), and writing a ...
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How do you create a batch file to run a command in Command Prompt [closed]

I want a batch file that will open Command prompt and then "tracert google.com". How can I do this on Windows 7?
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How do i copy a specific word/number from a TXT file using Batch?

I need to search for a specific nubmer that comes after a string in a text file. For example I have this data: yyy = 80rr, xxx = 136rr, zzz = 95rr and i want to copy the numbers that between ...
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batch file to upload a file to a website

I have tried for days to upload a single file to a directory in my web site:I know I can use Filezilla but I want to automate this for some non-tech people. Just click an Icon that runs a batch file. ...
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Write specific text a .txt file with Batch script

I have a script that install several programs. I would like to write a series of batch scripts to log these installs. I was hoping to find a command that would allow me to select this text file ...
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Run batch as ADMIN & use robocopy

I need to copy from %USERPROFILE%\Desktop to B:\Desktop where B is a mapped network drive. The code inside BAT file is: powercfg -change -standby-timeout-ac 0 robocopy "C:\USER\DESKTOP\" "B:\DESKTOP" ...
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DOS batch variable expansion to give Last Access Time

I'm trying to use a FOR /R loop to iterate over some particularly long-named folders (greater than 260 characters in length, hence the need to use \?\ ) I need out of the loop, the fully qualified ...
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Writing a batch script to swith between connecting through a proxy server or not

When at work I have to connect to a proxy server and at home there is no server, so every morning I have to go through the fairly tedious routine of ticking the box in Control panel --> Configure ...
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How do I keep folder integrity when compressing files in different folders

I have a batch file that runs on our dedicated servers every day and compresses the files. Here is a piece of the batch file: %SUBDIR%7z a -tzip %fullname% %datapath%\*.txt >>%LOGFILE% ...
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batch file error

When I tried to run a batch file using gdal_calculate command. The following error occurs: batfile is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. RuntimeError: ...