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. Please use the tag [batch-file] for that.

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FTP BAT file - Windows Scheduled Task

Is it possible to create a scheduled task in windows, that connects to an FTP site, and downloads all the files and folders within the root directory (or specified folders in the root directory) - for ...
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How to batch rename files copied from OSX to Windows with ':' in filenames?

This is really puzzling. I have lots of videos that were stored using Mac OS, and now I have to edit them on Windows XP. I copied files using HFSExplorer. Editing software refuses to open the files ...
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How do I make a batch file wait / sleep for some seconds?

I use a batch file to start up a few of the programs I need running in the background. Up until now, I had used the pause command to execute it after some of the other start-ups finished. I would ...
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Need to remove borders from multiple images

I have a few hundred family images and they were all sent to us with borders that I would like to remove. Thankfully the borders are all the same size of 20 pixels and they are all .jpg so this will ...
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reencode several videos with virtualdub?

I have about 50 small videos (and a few large videos). I want to convert them all with the SAME settings. Its basically change audio to X with Y bitrate, change video to xvid. and do full processing ...
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Batch file to copy folder structure

I want write a batch file that can copy a folder structure. This batch file would copy all folders in the source directory to the destination directory - the files themselves would not be copied. For ...
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Is it possible to eject a cd in a batch file on Windows XP?

I've seen a few executables/utilities that do it, and many forums that say it is not possible to do. But is there any DOS command that I can rely on in a typical XP installation?
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How can I batch-extract ID3 lyrics metadata from MP3 files?

I have a bunch of MP3 files (a few hundred) that have embedded lyrics. These lyrics show up when the files are played on an iPod touch, or in Windows Media Player with captions turned on. What I'd ...
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How to copy a text from one file into another file?

How can I copy the line of a text file (C:\dos\crusoe\src.txt) if the text meghana is in it, and paste the line into another file (C:\dos\crusoe\trgt.txt)?
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Batch convert divx to iPhone format

I am looking for free software to do batch conversions of divx video files to iPhone format. I have read the thread: http://superuser.com/questions/5784/looking-to-convert-video-to-iphone-format ...
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Free batch image watermarking software [closed]

I'm looking for a simple yet effective software to watermark a lot of photos in batch. I have to apply a transparent png watermark image on 400 photos. The program have to place the watermark at a ...
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Script to create folders in multiple directories using YYYYMMDD date as the folder name

At work every morning I have to create multiple file folders (using a YYYYMMDD date format as the file folder name) in different directories across our network for various departments. This is a real ...
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Batch download pages from a wiki without special pages

From time to time I find some documentation on the web that I need for offline use on my notebook. Usually I fire up wget and get the whole site. Many projects however are now switching to wikis, and ...
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How to supress “Terminate batch job (Y/N)” confirmation?

In cmd, when we press Ctrl+C we get the target application terminated but if the target application is called from a batch file, we get this "Terminate batch job (Y/N)" confirmation. I can never ...
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Batch convert .doc to .docx (and equivilent for other office formats)?

I wish to convert a large number of office files into the newer versions, eg. .doc's to .docx's. I need something for all of the difference MS office application filetypes. What is the best tool for ...
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Problem with dynamic IP-need a batchfile

My ISP provides me an internet connection with dynamic IP. when i need to change my ip i simply disconnect my dial-up connection using a bat file (rasdial "dial-up connection name" /disconnect) and ...
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How do I create an unattended installer for various applications in Windows?

I have had to reinstall my operating system today and there a ton of programs that I need to install, not to mention quite a few configurations to make after installing them! I heard some people are ...
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How to run a batch file to backup to VPN drive?

I have a VPN into a client and I want schedule a batch file that will do some file copying to backup some data. Problem is how do I automate to connect to the VPN if not connected and also unless I ...
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Is it possible to change the icon of a MS-DOS bat file?

I have a MS-DOS bat file that I have written. However, I am wondering is it possible to change the icon to something different?
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How can I delete files on a PDA using CMD/Batch file

A customer's users are using PDAs (HP iPAQ, different models) with a CRM-Tool on it. If the application and database need to be reinstalled there are some files in different folders on the PDA which ...
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Batch scan a lot of pictures

I have a lot of pictures to scan. Is it possible, using linux and xsane, to write a script so that the computer will keep scanning, giving incremental filenames to the resulting files ? I'd really ...
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VIM: What is the EX-mode for batch processing for?

The tutorial mentions that the Ex-mode is for batch processing. Since it is a nuisance, rather than a tool, for me, I would like to see some practical examples. Who uses it? Why? What is the EX-mode ...
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How do I batch change the date taken information in EXIF data?

I use F-Spot to manage my images. For one set of images, the dates somehow got messed up and they all are marked as September 1st 2007. I'd like to change the date taken information to a different ...
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Is there a free/cheap batch video watermarking program for Mac

I need to batch watermark a couple thousand video clips (avchd format supported would be great). Any ideas? I'm using OS X 10.5. Cheers!