Text file containing a sequence of commands or program invocations that does not need user intervention.

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How can I check a system's current NTP configuration?

I need to verify the current NTP configuration on some Windows systems. Ideally, I'd like to be able to do this via command line instead of navigating through configuration screens. (I'm working on ...
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In windows xp, how can I set the default browser from chrome to IE via Command Line, without admin privs

Situation: 1. Need to Set the defualt browser to IE via cmd(problem) 2. Need to do a citrix login via IE(amounts to loading a url) beause it wont run in google chrome 3. then set default ...
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How to create Windows batch file to perform these tasks? [on hold]

I need to create a batch file that should do the following: Run another batch file in administrator mode (Run as administrator) Once above file is run, delete files/folders from certain directory ...
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How can I get a win 7 batch file to output a list of unique filename prefixes?

I have the following files in a folder MyDocuments 2014-10-10.zip MyDocuments 2014-10-09.zip MyPictures 2014-10-10.zip MyPictures 2014-10-09.zip Ideally I would like the output to show MyDocuments ...
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how to run a batch recursively

I have a parent folder (BIG_Folder), which contains many subfoldes (folder1, folder2, folder3 ...) in each subfolder a batch file exists, it is always the same (x.bat). I want to run all bats, ...
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How to send mail from a Windows batch file

I want to send a mail from a Windows batch file. Here is my code: blat test.log -server smtp.gmx.com -to dest@gmail.com -f address@gmail.com -s "test mail" -u "address@gmail.com" -pw "password" ...
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Is it possible to automatically run a batch file as administrator

I am wondering whether it is possible to automatically open a batch file as admin when you double click on the batch file, because the commands need to be run with administrative rights. Note: I ...
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How does the Windows RENAME command interpret wildcards?

How does the Windows RENAME (REN) command interpret wildcards? The built in HELP facility is of no help - it doesn't address wildcards at all. The Microsoft technet XP online help isn't much better. ...
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How to set a variable in DOS batch file?

How to display only the status of ping results and not the whole output of ping? ** My server1 is .... online ** My server2 is .... online ** My server3 is .... offline I tried to this with the ...
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How to search a string and extract another string pattern from a text file using windows batch script

Consider out.txt file have the following format Display Variable; ID NAME value ===*==========*================ 201 Variavle 07Dec2014 Display Variable12; ID NAME value ...
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How fix when cmd prints command instead of run it?

I am trying to automate chef setup for windows. So I wrote .bat according to this: call winrm quickconfig -q call winrm set winrm/config/winrs @{MaxMemoryPerShellMB="300"} call winrm set winrm/config ...
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How can i convert .xls to .csv when change is made on csv file automatically? [closed]

How can i batch convert A.Xls to A.Csv When change is made in A.xls, for example when add 1 record in to A.xls Thanks
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Batch file to search for a file, then delete that and the parent folder

Basically I need to search the folders within C:\Windows\ccmcache and search for adobe cc.msi and then delete the entire contents of that directory This is what I already have @echo off set ...
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Upload a file to ftp/another Web server with batch

I need to upload a file using batch commands. I can either upload it to an ftp server or another form of Web server (hfs)
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Looking to create a batch file capable of editing a line (or word) in a text file

I have a text file (...\config.txt) containing 2 lines which looks like: Preamp: -4 dB Include: surround.txt I need to change "surround" to "headphones" in that config file. I really need to make 2 ...
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Find IP with Batch

I need to use a command of some sort to find the external ip of the user of my batch file. I have tried many methods but I need the batch file to recognise the ip as a variable of some sort so it can ...
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How to set to a variable, the result of a expression

I need to extract the date of a file, for then use this string as part of the name of a new file. I trying to solve this using the next commands: First I get the details of the file and redirect the ...
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Install a Teamviewer host silently with custom password

Our company has the custom Teamviewer hosts that we can run silently with the /S switch. The issue is that we can't connect due to it not setting a password that we know. Does anyone have any thoughts ...
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How to optionally copy and rename a file in Windows?

Basically, in an automated batch file, I want to copy and rename a file if the destination file is missing or older. There are several variants, which do not quite work: copy /Y c:\source\a.file ...
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Run Windows batch files at startup or when any user logs on

I have a server access where I want some batch files to run automatically for any user at startup. The problem is: Other users are unable to run this file and it is required to be run as the user ...
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Minimize a program's windows after running it via .bat/.cmd

I'm trying to find a way to auto-minimize a program just after running it from a .bat file. I'm launching a SSH session via putty, and I'd like putty to auto-minimize. I use it just for the SSH ...
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Using cmd to edit reg keys?

I need to edit 2 registry keys in Windows 8.1 but make it in a way to be able to use them in a batch file to be able to use them on more than 1 PC. In the batch file I will have more reg key's that ...
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run 'net user' command as administrator

I was writing a simple batch file with the following command net user Abhi * where Abhi is my username and I am the administrator of my computer. On execution, it prompts for a password and then ...
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Delete all files from a folder and its sub folders

I want to remove all files from a folder structure, so I'm left with an empty folder structure. Can this be achieved in either batch or VBScript scripting? I have tried a very basic batch command, ...
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How to input YES in a batch file automatically?

I am uninstalling Citrix client using a batch file. The batch initiates the uninstall successfuly, but I need to input YES (for confirmation) automatically. How can I do this in the batch file?
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How to rename a file to include remote machine's hostname via batch script?

I have a .bat file that copies a file from one computer to another. During the transfer I would like to rename the file to include the hostname of the computer from which the file originated. The ...
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Batch conditions and variable

I have a question about variable and batch windows. The main goal is : I have files in directory (pattern 0? with ? a number between 0 and 9). First I create a %%nf.bat (filename of each files) ...
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Cut a part from a filename (windows batch)

I got files named like this: cam1(word1 word2 wordN) (24-04-2012 00-11-13).mpg cam2(word1 word2 wordN) (24-04-2012 00-11-13).mpg cam3(word1 word2 wordN) (24-04-2012 00-11-13).mpg Need to cut (word1 ...
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Batch File Gives Message: “1 was unexpected at this time”

I wrote a batch file that checks if a server is online. It uses a few cygwin-64 tools. Here's the batch file: wget -S http://www.example.com/ -o headers.txt -O index.html cat http-commands.txt | ...
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Batch file to install TotalCommander without User intervention

I am new to windows batch file. Here is my first attempt in batch file. Here is my requirement: I should have batch file. When executes, it should read the XML config file for the software list to be ...
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Upload folder with cURL and FTP using Batch file on Windows?

I am trying to upload a whole folder, including it's sub-folders and files to a folder on my server from a Windows batch (.bat) file. Below is the command I have for the Upload part... curl -T ...
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The Directory name is too long in batch

I already asked the question in stack overflow, but did not get any answer from anyone. So i am asking the same question here also. I am trying make a program which will calculate size of all folder ...
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How to run a .bat file silently and automatically

How am I going to run a .bat file in silent/background? And what command should I add to run a .bat file automatically, wherein every time I'm going to turn on my PC everyday the .bat file will ...
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Batch - call another batch and have it executed

I am trying to get some batch files working. The first one I have (which works) takes a .rar from one drive to another and give the dir same name as the files put to rar and then copy a rename.bat ...
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.Bat xcopy - special characters

this is the code of my .bat file: @echo off xcopy "C:\Users\Administrator\věc" "C:\věc" /e /i /h echo Done pause However it says:File not found - výc. See ě char changed into ý Why is it so? ...
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VLC Command Line Flag --loop from Batch File Not Working

I used to have a batch file that started a playlist in VLC, set to loop indefinitely. Now though, I'm not sure if I have messed it up at some point or a new version of VLC has rendered it obsolete, ...
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Add timestamp to file names

On a server running Windows Server 2008 R2, I would like to rename a number of files matching this quasi regexp: "\d+.\d+.\d+_FOO-\d+.xml". Each new file should contain current time "hhmmss" as shown ...
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Can I put comments in a sftp batch file script?

I'm using sftp batch scripts to automate some file transfers. Is there a syntax for putting comments in the batch files? For example: sftp -b mybatchscript.sftp nick@server Where ...
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Run a batch file on a remote computer as administrator

I am trying to run a batch file (to install some software) on a remote computer. To do this, I am using PSExec. psexec.exe \\COMPUTER C:\swsetup\install.bat This works fine, apart from some of ...
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Start MySQL from the command line without losing prompt

I'm on Windows 7. I'm trying to run a .bat file where I stop and start MySQL and run some other commands. However, running "C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP\binaries\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe" results in ...
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Output redirection at the beginning of line

I'm used to specify output redirection on the end of the line like: echo blah > output.txt Both in Windows and *nix. Recently I'm seeing more and more examples that redirect at the beginning of ...
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How to make ConEmu attach on start

I have an existing .bat file which uses the start command to launch multiple tasks, e.g.: start cmd.exe /k "echo task 1" start cmd.exe /k "echo task 2" start cmd.exe /k "echo task 3" What happens ...
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Using msiexec to uninstall programs

I have found a batch file that removes a lot of bloatware etc. Example: start /wait MsiExec.exe /I{DB731A07-34DE-4BE0-AE94-45C83E28A56C} /quiet I guess the {DB731A07-34DE-4BE0-AE94-45C83E28A56C} ...
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WMIC - how to check if return empty value?

I'm making a batch file to make log of computer (I need save some informations before format PC's on my work...) So I found some commands to create this log, see: rem -- Windows Version wmic OS get ...
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What would prevent a .BAT file from being run on a mapped drive?

In WinXP SP3, I have a .BAT file on a mapped drive. When I try to run this .BAT file (or even right click->edit) it gives me: --------------------------- Windows cannot access the specified device, ...
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Prevent ConEMU from closing tab after last program exits

What I want is some way to click on ANY batch file from Explorer and see the output without writing a helper script to PAUSE it afterwards. This is a question which seems likely to generate more OT ...
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“START /W” with additional switches

I am trying to run a silent install of several exe's via a batch file, however need them to run one by one instead of simultaneously. It seems like "START /W" wont work when switches not native to it ...
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/ was unexpected at this time

I am getting "/ was unexpected at this time." while using the below for loop for some cases only. for /f "tokens=1,* delims=;" %%m in (file.txt) do ( echo Inside Loop echo %%m ) I'm ...
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Using SETX to configure a pc's LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable

Various Windows applications such as Matlab, Altair, Nastran etc use license servers, which require a system environment variable - LM_LICENSE_FILE, to be updated which would take a value along the ...
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Finding Files by wildcard name and copy them

I've got a program that compiles itself and generated .exe files in its subdirectories (such as release_win_* directories for every application "App1", "App2", etc.). I'd like to find specific these ...