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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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Prefix commands in batch

I am using a batch file to run Grunt with some console customization. I was wondering if there is a way to add grunt and a space to the commands I enter into the console. Here is my batch file: CD ...
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In windows, filter and delete image based on dimension(or any search filters for that matter)

In windows explorer, I can filter a folder based on the dimension criteria, say: width:<800 height:<600 (so that I filter small images) height:>2000 (so that I filter portraits) and then delete ...
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What's the equivalent of Wevtutil in XP or 2003?

I have a batch file for saving event logs to our shared drive. I want to do this for XP and Server 2003 without very much effort. What could I use since Wevtutil is only on Vista and up? rem Script ...
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How to start a cmd window and issue tail request in a bat file?

I can open a cmd window and start a tail by entering something like this: tail -f C:\Oracle\WebCenter\Sites\11gR1\Sites\11.1.1.6.1\logs\sites.log This is probably a stupid question, but how do I do ...
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How to print specific page of each of several PDFs in a folder

I have to print the second page of several PDFs. They are all on the same networked hard drive, but it's bogging down everything so badly. I was hoping there would be a way to accomplish this, perhaps ...
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Batch Script to Trim lines in text to first 30 or 50 characters only

I am now new to scripts but i find it really difficult understanding "for" command (especially with that tokens and delimiters etc) . Saying so, i think that for command can be used to do what i am ...
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Script to Find Certain words and delete those lines in a file

EDITED THE QUESTION as i am open to different type of solutions unlike just batch previously I am on Windows & some suggested SED etc. So i am OK with these 3rd party standalone exe's using ...
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Notepad++ : Do batch text replace

I'm trying to create a dictionary file from several webpages I found online. The dictionary indexes headwords so that they can be easily found in search mode. The information in the webpage is divided ...
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Bulk resize / compress TIFF files [closed]

We support and host an EMR for several medical practices; these practices scan images into this software stored as flat files (TIFF mostly). Due to poor user training (people scanning text pages as ...
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How to search and extract part of string in batch script?

I am pretty new to windows batch scripting and am having trouble to search and extract a portion of a string from a text file and display it out. Some samples data are shown below. The keyword for ...
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NDIS driver batch installation on Windows 64bits

I want to update a BATCH script to install an NDIS filter driver on Windows Seven (32/64 bits) and above, the script use snetcfg on Windows XP 32bits, and I would like to know if snetcfg is still an ...
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CMD copy specific file types from one location to another

Hi guys im currently working in a school and Ive created a script to scan all student folders for sepcific file types, I was wondering if there was a way I could have it make a copy of the specific ...
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Passing optional parameters in a batch script

I'm trying to write my first batch script and trying to understand how to pass arguments. It's a very simple command which runs fine in cmd. Command: C:\Program Files\Foo> myexe -sd tempVar ...
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Batch file needed to query a specific location

I am not a coder and would appreciate any assistance. I need a batch file which will query a NAS location and produce an output of the upper level directories (and maybe the second level down). The ...
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running batch file within powershell

I'm running a batch file within PowerShell. It calls up another program to do a bunch of maps which it outputs to a subfolder called "GRD" I then want to rename the files in the GRD folder by adding ...
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move files from a list of files

So, I have a list of files in a text file. I believe it's about 100,000 files. The files in said list are spread across many directories, have different sizes, filenames, extensions, ages, etc. I am ...
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WIndows 7 command line input

I have a drivers folder on my file server. I am writing a command line script that will prompt the user to enter a computer model number. the script will then use that input to copy over the correct ...
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How can I start a batch script before open some type of file? [duplicate]

I'm writing some custom lock file system for my company. I want to start my lock_engine.bat before open some type of file. for example here my bat: @ECHO OFF set FILENAME=%~nx1 echo. is locking ...
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Deleting all but latest revision of a file

So I have these massive lists of drawings that I've done for work and I'd like to be able to dump them all into one folder and run a batch that would delete all of the older revs and leave the highest ...
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Launch Windows application/run script on email

So, I've been trying to make a way for my game server (Minecraft running McMyAdmin, specifically) to turn on when my computer receives an email, as I don't necessarily want the server to be running ...
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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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How to run a Batch File at Windows Login?

All the search results out there show about Windows Startup only!! I wish to start a batch file at User Login Session in Windows environment.
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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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Appending filename and path in Batch file

I'm having a hard time learning how to use command lines and the using batch files. What I want to do is write a custom path and then add the filename so that the output could be saved there. This ...
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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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How can I disable all internet connections while my screensaver is running?

I was wondering if it's possible to disconnect my desktop PC from the internet entirely when starting a screensaver? I would also like to reconnect to the previously selected network (I'm using a ...
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Applications and .bat script get locked in Windows 7 for some minutes

I am playing around with Windows batch scripts and simple C++ applications on a Windows7 64Bit PC. The problem I am facing is that I cannot modify neither the batchfile nor the mingw-exe for minutes ...
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batch file-change date back, run program, stop program, change to actual date

please for special purpose I need for one program to run it on system date 06.04.2014 what is batch file to automate it, that is change system date back, run program (i want work in it maximum 15 ...
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Batch file to boot to desktop on Windows 8?

I wanted to put a batch file that runs explorer.exe on a scheduled task so it would run every time I log on and boot me right to the desktop. I know there's 3rd party programs that do this and so does ...
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batch: wmic difficulty in FOR loop

I'm trying to learn to write batch files so I can be more useful at work, but I'm having some difficulty with wmic inside a for loop. (even if there is a better way to do this with PowerShell or ...
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Why did running this script as administrator cause it to create a 1GB folder?

A batch script designed to copy another batch script to users' Documents folders in Windows had the undesired effect of creating a ~1GB folder in one user's Documents folder when he ran it with ...
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Batch script to take the output of a command and create a variable out of it?

For example, I want to search for a file where /r C:\ "myfile.txt" and then make the output of that command which would be the file path to "myfile.txt" a variable I choose, So then the path to ...
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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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Batch command for Searching & Replacing Text in a Text containing non-TXT file

I am working with iMacro JavaScript .js files which are simple unencrypted lines of code-like text. The file contains the following code: var i; for (i = 1; i <= 10; i++) { iimSet("loop", i); ...
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Windows DOS Command for Finding folder name with specific characters & select it

Trying to write batch file code for copying contents of a folder with path "C:\ABC" to another folder whose exact name is unknown ( its a Profile data folder of firefox) Profiles of Firefox are ...
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enviroment variable %PROGRAMFILES% with 2 executions

I want to install a program with a batch-file to the Program Files folder. Afterwards I want to copy a folder to the same folder. Here is an example: SET SCRIPT_LOCATION=%~dp0 SET ...
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Not process a variable in a string immediately in batch script

I'd like to know if it's possible to process a variable containing a variable not immediately but only when asked. For example this batch: @echo off setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion set VA=Two set ...
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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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batch files compare before and after before deleting

I use two commands in this batch file for /r %%n in (*.wav) do xma2encode "%%n" for /r %%n in (*.wav) do del "%%n" Sometimes xma2encode doesn't create the .xma file like it is supposed to. If it ...
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when executing batch file cmd only outputs so much

I write simple batch files to automate simple processes along the lines of this for /r %%n in (*.wav) do del "%%n" PAUSE when i execute this command the cmd quickly scrolls through all the files ...
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Should a scheduled task remain in the “Running” state?

I'm new to using the task scheduler and I'm using it to run a batch file provided online when the computer boots. I r-clicked it and told it to run. It did and all is fine, but the Status of the task ...
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Processing files with names that contain a “^” (Carat), inWindows

I'm having trouble processing files with names that contain a "^" (Carat). What I'm noticing is that if I use double quotes when evaluating the filenames, the "Carat's" are doubled. If I don't use ...
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Batch convert txt file encoding

I have about 700 files that were the results of a closed caption software process. I can open the files on my PC or Mac in a GUI, but when I open it on the server with nano, I get this: ...
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In windows, is there a way to count the amount of times a string appears in a file

I am currently trying to write a batch script and at this point, I need to find a string, "null", and determine how many times it is shown in the file. I'm downloading an API from a website ...
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Need help to replace one tag with another

Anyone can help me on EmEditor Macro? id="131" restype="x-p" phase-name="pretrans"><source>Good morning</source><seg-source><mrk mtype="seg" ...
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Can wget decode uri file names when downloading in batch?

Normally when downloading files using wget, the filenames are encoded. In example: wget -c --content-disposition "https://class.coursera.org/ml-005/lecture/download.mp4?lecture_id=1" and the saved ...
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Deleting files older than X days from different directories using forfiles

I would like to create a batch file that deletes files (only files, not folders neither subfolders) from different directories (100+ different directories) older than 1 day and have this batch run ...
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Batch file - List Files by extension

I am looking to get a total number of files by extension in a folder that contains many subfolders. Example Output: .doc: 6 files .xls: 10 files etc I want to either output the results into a ...
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Batch Script to ZIP Together Files With Same Names

I have 314 vector images I'm looking to submit to the various stock image sites I'm a contributor to, but a number of these require that the vectors be bundled into a ZIP folder with a JPEG preview ...