Text file containing a sequence of commands or program invocations.

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CMD delete specific files and log all output

Hi guys ive written a script for a school im working at to automatically mount a folder as drive X: and then to go into drive X and recursively scan all folders and sub folders for .bat .cmd .exe and ...
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Replace “open command window here” to open git sh.exe bash

Is there a way to replace the default option in windows context menu to open command window in the current directory to open git's sh.exe bash in the current directory?
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Remotely use a local account to unlock another local account

So I have had an interesting problem pop up. I am trying to make someones life easier by making a script to help reset local accounts on windows 7 machines. Ideally, we'd like to do it remotely, so ...
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Windows Batch File (WMI) - taskkill process based on memory usage

Is there a way using WMIC, bat files, or powershell, to kill a task with a particular task name if the amount of virtual memory the process is using is above a certain limit? Specifically I want to ...
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Opening local batch file from Chrome bookmark

I have a batch file located at C:/bat.bat on the C drive of my Windows 8 system. I created a Chrome bookmark that points to the URL file:\\\C:\bat.bat. When I click the bookmark, Chrome shows the ...
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Error in Creating Android Project Using Cocos2d

When i am trying to create the project using cocos2dx i am getting this error of cygwin.Even though my path is correct for cygwin which is C:\cygwin\bin.My project is created but it is missing few ...
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bat file behaves differently when run from windows scheduler

I have a .bat file S:\BACKUP_db\copytofileserver.bat, which takes some files and zip them to the network drive. Its first command is to delete the old backup at specific network path, then pack the ...
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Batch file in windows scheduler

set PATH=C:\Users\... call date2.cmd md %DT_MM%-%DT_DD%-%DT_YYYY% cd %DT_MM%-%DT_DD%-%DT_YYYY% So, I set my path to the folder that has PSFTP for me to run and run a file that will get the current ...
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Run a block conditionally on grep output

I've found a number of solutions to this problem, but unfortunately none of them seem to work on my windows box. I'm running a FOR loop in a batch file to loop through a number of text files. For ...
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Windows batch file - How to pipe output to text file and then open the text file?

I have a weird problem where I have a simple batch file that runs another batch file, outputs what is on the screen to a log file, and then attempts to open the log file. The problem is, the log file ...
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How can I write a windows batch file that opens a command prompt and executes a command?

I want to create a .cmd file that opens the command line at a location relative to the .cmd file itself, and then executes something like this: someapp start ../../config.js How can I do this?
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Writing time in a file in a for loop

In windows 2008: I'm trying to zip and copy files to a backup server. I use command line/batch file, I log the result in a log file, I now want to log also the time for each file looped. The ...
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Batch Issue - Creating folders and Moving Documents

I’m trying to create a batch script in Windows 7 that will look at the first 6 numbers of 100s of pdf, create a folder based on the 6 unique numbers and move the pdfs into their respected folders. ...
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Batch file XCOPY cannot find existing directory

I'm writing a small batch file to copy my C# project to another drive. I'm using XCOPY to copy an entire folder (We have some XP machines still, so robocopy isn't an option). However, when I run the ...
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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 to hide cmd window of a Calibre Content Server batch script? [duplicate]

So I manage to be able to share more than one Server Content at the same time with the same PC. If someone want to know how can I do this, is easy. Make a batch script and put this: @echo off ...
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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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Windows scheduled task - .bat runs forever

I've a scheduled task to clean up folders on a hard drive automatically; it removes files older than a certain amount of days. Basically it runs a .bat file full of lines that looks like this: ...
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Windows batch script: Manual power up vs Wake on Lan (WOL)

OK, I have a (win 7) desktop computer with WOL set up so I can turn it on remotely, it works fine. Next thing, on this computer I have a batch script, which runs at startup and starts various apps, ...
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Executing a BAT file as a domain user from a service in Windows 7

Firstly a few basics: I am running a database server application which runs as a service ServiceA. ServiceA is installed on Server1 and Server2 ServiceA only runs on one of the two servers at any ...
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Batch file: Concatenating list of files from array

I have a list of files, say a, b and c. If I need to concatenate them in that order into a single file, I'd use: copy /B a+b+c outputfile How do I do the same if the filenames are in an array? Eg: ...
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Launching batch files from PortableApps

Being a big fan of PortableApps, and of Textpad, I noticed that later versions of Textpad, provided you have a valid license, allow you to create a portable version of it. So I did that, installed it, ...
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Logging in to putty by sesu as superuser and running commands

I need to automate using a bat file where I need the following things to be done: log in to server using putty/plink sesu to super user run certain commands get the outpout in a text file I can ...
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Loop Counter not working

@echo off setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion set /a eng_aud_count=0 set /a eng_sub_count=0 For /f "tokens=1-9 usebackq delims=.:^)^( skip=2" %%A in ("MY text File") do ( set trck=%%B ...
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Special characters in folder names cause delete by batch-file to fail

I'm trying to delete empty folders via a batch file, in Windows. for /f "usebackq delims=" %%d in ("dir V:\Temp /ad/b/s | sort /R") do rd "%%d" fails on folders with special characters - ...
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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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Winzip without command line addon

I'm trying to untar a file and the software installed on the computer is Winzip, but I've been told that the command line addon isn't compatible with Windows Server 2003, so it isn't installed on it. ...
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CMD install based on OS type and architecture [closed]

I am looking for a way to do a CMD install based on OS type (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and architecture (x86 or x64). So for an example if the script detects the OS is Windows 7 x86 (regardless of ...
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Batch file rename with random alphanumeric

I am looking to rename a bunch of images (all with .jpg extention) with random alphanumeric names. Example would be 08kDRH1s.jpg or 0FwzUc3.jpg. Doing some searching I did find a few batch scripts ...
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Batch-file pseudo random

Is there a way to do pseudo-random in batch? Simple random is very bad for my program. It's better to looks like: call:random var 1 100
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Simple batch file fails on Windows Server 2012

On a Windows 2012 Server, from a logged-in Administrator (local and domain), created a batch file "test.bat" by redirecting console input into a file: echo Hello When run from PowerShell cmd prompt ...
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Batch file. Variable in variable

How to use variables in variables? This code: set newvar=%var%var2%% doesn't work. So, what to do? I can't write my program without it.
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Batch file. If statements in if statements

I am trying to write this code: If %dropmode%==on ( If %drop% LEQ %potiondrop% ( set /a potion=%potion%+1 ) If %drop2% LEQ %potiondrop% ( set /a potion=%potion%+1 ) ) So, condition "if %drop2% LEQ ...
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assign drive letter via batch fil based on label

I need a script which would change the drive letter to e.g. P:\ of an USB drive named e.g. "MY_VOLUME". I know this is somehow possible with diskpart /s script.txt > output.txt (using: "list volume" ...
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Using a .bat file to pull a string from a text file within a zip folder

So, please bear with me. This is only the second batch file I've ever written and my first post anywhere on StackExchange. I'm writing a batch file that tells a remote server to run HP Array ...
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Windows 7 batch file to read filenames from a text file and create the file

I have a text file which will have one filename per line. I want to run a batch file that will; - read a line - test to see if the file exists in the current directory - if not, create the named file ...
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.bat file to create a Library with icon in Windows 7 and 8

Is it possible to create a .bat file that creates a Library with an icon in Windows 7 and 8. Of course this can be done by following the already created tutorials online like Change Your Windows 7 ...
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I still use MS DOS style batch files (.bat) What should i be using these days, instead? [closed]

Surely there better substitutes out there for this kind of simple scripting on windows? I've tried googling but just get stuff about editing old batch files.
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batch script to swap words / rename files

could someone help me please? I have win xp and bunch of e-books named like this: Title - Name Surname.mobi and I need a BAT file to get: Surname Name - Title.mobi I am almost able to swap what´s ...
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What comand do I enter into my batch file to do this?

I want my batch file to find a string in a file and return it to the next line in my batch file. How can I do this? I've googled over and over but can't get the specific answer I need with the ...
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Prevent Firefox's “Well this is embarrassing” screen from appearing at first login only

My parents have Windows 7, Firefox 30 and two user accounts which they regularly flip between and then shutdown the computer. As a result the "well this is embarrassing" page appears frequently when ...
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How do I concatenate files using a list and batch?

I need the equivalent of the shell command xargs < list.txt cat -- > compiled.txt as a Windows batch file. There is a directory full of text files (about 50 to 500 files) that I need to ...
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how to batch change date created to date modified

I have many video files ending with extensions mov, avi, mp4, and mts. I need to change their "date created" to their "date modified value" I tried using the following powerhsell script: ...
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Start program, wait until it outputs certain string, then continue

I want my batch script to run a batch script, which doesn't terminate, then run several more batch scripts, which do terminate, and then close the first batch script. The issue is, the first batch ...
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Get size of a file and save it to a variable in Windows console?

I'm making a windows batch script, I need to get the specific size of a file so I can Insert that and other values I already got to a database, but I just can't figure out the proper way to do it. ...
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Automatically reboot Windows8 if no internet activity

I have a media server located in a very inconvenient part of my house. Occasionally I will have to reset my router or it will reset itself. The issue is the PC loses connectivity for some reason, and ...
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How to save a document and close it after the save

Currently I have a .bat file that opens a program, opens a document and then reloads this document so it contains new data. After that I need a timeout so it can run some other things within the ...
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How to open a webpage if it isn't already open, and if it is, switch to it instead?

I am currently executing this command in my batch file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "http://localhost" to open up my page in Internet Explorer after generating it and ...
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How to automatically enter username and password for network location in batch file?

I have a batch file that copies files to a network location on WebDAV. The address looks something like this: \\xxxxxxxxx.net@SSL@2078\DavWWWRoot When I restart my computer, the batch file doesn't ...
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Windows / Create txt files of subfolders with file names in it

I have a folder on my HDD that contains like 1000 or so subfolders. These subfolders contain files and sometimes more subfolders. Now what I want to have is a script that creates a .txt file for each ...