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Open PDF to a certain page?

I need a batch file command to open a pdf with the Acrobat Reader on a certain page. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" <PageNumber> <DocumentName> Thanks.
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Opening PowerShell at the current working directory from the registry

This question is prompted by a problem I faced while writing this answer. I am invoking PowerShell like this from the registry: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe -NoExit ...
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How can I disable accelerated compositing in Chrome without relying on a shortcut or .bat? [duplicate]

I'm using BBLean as an Explorer replacement to save myself a little screen space (among other things), but it's a bit finicky with Google Chrome, breaking page rendering in most situations. After some ...
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How to create a file which is named like a command line argument?

I was wondering how to make a file named as a flag, e.g., if I wanted to make a folder named -a, what commands would do the trick? I tried mkdir '-a', mkdir \-a, and neither worked. I'm on Ubuntu.
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robocopy with DCOPY:T does not work

I am using Windows 7. The robocopy switch DCOPY:T can be used (I mean there is no parameter error) in the command robocopy C:\TEST F:\test /E /MIR /COPYALL /DCOPY:T However, folder timestamps are ...
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How to make exiftool not to change file's date and time

How to make exiftool not to change the date and time of the affected files? I mean not the date and time written in EXIF, I mean the date and time of the file itself.
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When is it necessary to quote a command line argument? [closed]

When is it necessary to quote a command line argument?
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How to escape the arguments correctly when calling cygwin bash -c?

I am trying to call the scanimage command (from the SANE tool) from inside cygwin though I think that my problem is one of general escaping so maybe what I am calling doesn't matter. Anyway... The ...
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(How) can I change the time until the screensaver kicks in from the command line?

As the title asks (Windows 7). (How) can I change the time until the screensaver kicks in from the command line? Is it even possible? Normally I am happy with a 5 minute setting, but occasionally I ...
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starting a process to run from command line [duplicate]

I'm trying to make "streamripper32" start on a schedule using Windows Task Manager. I am able to get the application to start but not able to get it to start running. I've tried every argument ...
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matching start of the line in cygwin regexp

I apply sed 's/^ bug*/__/' to ref bug bug ref and get ref __ __ ref The same is responded for perl, perl -ni -e 's/^ bug/__/; print'. Sample file can be downloaded ...
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%1 in registry not being expanded in Windows 8

I have made a tool that adds some things to the context menu when right clicking a directory, inside the 'empty space' of a directory, or a drive. I have used this extensively in Windows XP, Vista, ...
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Change attributes of all symlink targets in a directory

How to change attributes of all symlink targets inside a directory ? /usr/bin/find /mydir -type l | xargs /bin/readlink | /usr/bin/chattr +s piping three commands wont works. Thanks.
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Using find, xargs, etc. to output similarly named files

I have a folder full of HTML files: 001.htm 002.htm 003.htm … I want to run Pandoc on them to convert them to similarly named Markdown files: 001.md 002.md 003.md This command works on one of ...
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7zip command line options for more information when synchronizing

In the 7zip command line options, is there some argument that can make 7z output the files ignored/deleted from the archive too? (files ignored by the option -uq0) Example call: "C:\Program ...
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Delete a character from an argument passed to a batch file

Suppose in a batch file, say receive.bat, is called with some arguments. Now receive.bat executes and it needs to process these arguments. Sometimes (but not always), an argument will end with a ...
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Pass a path with space to a batch file as a parameter

In first.bat, I use var5=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\bin\x86_amd64\ CALL scripts\vc64.bat %var5% And in scripts\vc64.bat, I use SET var6=%1vcvarsx86_amd64.bat CALL ...
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Differences in bash scripts between $@ and $*

Which are the differences between $@ and $* ? For example I see no differences here: #! /bin/bash echo with star: $* echo with at sign: $@
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Shortcuts with command line arguments blocked with IE error - These files can't be opened

My local shortcuts (.lnk files) do not execute if the shortcut has any command-line arguments On freshly-installed 64-Bit Windows 8 Shortcut worked fine on Windows 7 32-Bit It depends where the ...
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Is it possible to catch the arguments of a program?

I wwant to catch the command-line arguments of a program I use, so when I start test.exe with arguments -debug and -console I can see this arguments even if I don´t have the source code of the ...
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How to capture command line parameters for new processes?

I'm trying to capture the video conversion parameters passed onto the codecs in mediacoder to learn how codecs pass streams onto other codecs. I was wondering if there a program that captures the ...
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Chrome: How to refresh tab if open, otherwise open new tab?

I'm opening a .pdf file from the command line in Chrome (Windows 7 64 bit). Every time the pdf file changes open the pdf to view it, but I don't want Chrome to open it in a new tab every time. Is ...
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How to open multiple tabs in IE8 from the command prompt?

What command line options can I use for opening multiple tabs in IE 8 from the command prompt or a .bat file? I've tried the URLs separated by "", commas, <> and |, but nothing has worked.
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How to add command line arguments to command line arguments in Windows shortcut?

I know I can add a command line argument/option to a shortcut this way; for example: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" www.a.com So IE will connect to a.com when it starts up. What ...
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MacOS Start FireFox via CommandLine in 32 bit

Firefox can be startet via Commandline How can I run an application with command line arguments in Mac OS Is there an argument to make it start in 32 bit ? I know i could select it via finder, but ...
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stat command in Mac OS X

I'm trying to get a formatted time output using a such command in Mac OS X 10.7.5 (in the Terminal app): stat -f "%m" -t "%Y" "myfilename.jpg" However, it still gives me a unixtime, not the ...
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Passing multiple sets of arguments to a command

instances contains several whitespace separated strings, as does snapshots. I want to run the command below, with each instance-snapshot pair. ec2-attach-volume --instance $instances --device ...
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Why do many CLI apps take a “--” argument?

I've seen many command line tools that take a "--" argument. For example: gem install mysql -- —–with-mysql-config=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config What does it stand for? Does it have a special ...
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why do *NIX commands have such “insane” (counterintuitive) defaults (philosophical pondering)? [closed]

Why do most *NIX commands my (experience is Linux mostly and rare encounter with FreeBDS) have such "insane" (unintuitive) default, behaviours, i.e. VERY different from what the "equivalent" GUI ...
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Command-line option to compare 2 images in FastStone Image Viewer

I find FastStone Image Viewer a useful freeware to compare 2 images side by side, by selecting the images (by holding down Ctrl and clicking) in its Browser view, then pressing P. Is there a ...
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How do I set an alias for a search command that takes two arguments

I have a shell command which find files that contain 2 strings together: $ grep -rl JFL . 2>/de/null | while read n; do grep -l 20120907 "$n"; done The strings above are JFL and 20120907 Now I ...
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Can I add arguments to a program in windows without using a shortcut?

Is it possible to add arguments to a file without creating a shortcut to it in windows? Specifically windows XP, Vista, and 7? If so, how would you do it? I'm not talking about using a batch file, or ...
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How to pass a filename by drag-and-drop to a shortcut in Windows

I have a program program.exe and a document document.txt, and to open the document, I can drag document.txt onto program.exe. So far so good. Now I want to call it with a command-line parameter -param ...
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Grouping shortcuts with different parameters in Windows 7 Taskbar

I have created many different windows shortcuts for pgAdmin.exe with the target database given as a command line argument. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\pgAdmin III\1.14\pgadmin3.exe" /s ...
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My Windows 7 shortcut with arguments keep getting changed

I have a shortcut to chrome on my desktop with a parameter: Target: C:\Users\Eyal\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --allow-file-access-from-files Every few days (I can't figure ...
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How to set launch options for programs on OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I pass command line arguments to Dock items? On a Windows PC, if I need to provide any launch options to an application (say, Chrome browser), I can do that by ...
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Extracting last command-line parameter of batch file

I have to modify a batch file (written by a former employee) that uses a for %%f in (%*) do ( ... ) loop to operate on each command-line parameter. The new requirement is that a directory name will be ...
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How to launch a command-line application without having to type the command?

I'm trying to write a python script that will launch alsamixer. alsamixer is a command-line application, that you typically launch by: Opening up a Terminal. Typing alsamixer. I'm trying to make ...
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How do you open mailx to read old mail when you have no new mail and view a list of old emails?

If you type mailx at the command line when you have new mail, it nicely shows you headers of your new mail and leaves you at a ? prompt where you can do mail commands. But if you don't have new mail ...
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How to Retrieve Command Line Arguments

How can I view what command line arguments are passed to a running process on Mac OS X?
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How to pass command line arguments in Mac Application

I have created a Command line tool application ( Xocde --> New App --> Command line tool) and it's running without any problems. Now i want to run it through terminal and pass some command line ...
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Linux “top -c” to show full command

What parameter can help me to display the full command using top -c? For example, I have one of the oupput from top -c 5073 mysql 20 0 298m 12m 4668 S 0 0.0 29:27.46 /usr/sbin/mysqld ...
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Unix tools: what if a file is named minus something?

I'm always wondering: most GNU/Unix tools take options in the form "minus something", sometimes followed by an argument. What if you got a file named minus something? $ ls -f $ rm -f $ ls -f $ mv -f ...
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How do I find out command line arguments of a running program?

I'm looking for a tool or method to find out what command line parameters have been passed to a program, for example when it was run by another program (launcher-application scenario).
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How to start a program with command line arguments on Windows' cmd with 'start' command?

I need to start a program (virtual machine) in the background with a start command on Windows' 7 command line. Normally you would do this like that: start /b cmd yourprogram But I need to pass some ...
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Python script takes string args with './[];' — Tell terminal to process as literal input?

My script takes a key as its third argument, and it can have any kind of input...including characters that bash complains about. I'd really like to use this one-off script right from the terminal, ...
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How to preserve white space in Bash arguments

I use the command: cm1 cm2 arg1 arg2 'argument 3' It first goes to cm1, which will then redirect arg1 arg2 'argument 3' to another file. /usr/bin/cm1: #! /bin/bash # some script here shift cm2 $@ ...
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Internet Explorer 8 suspended and debug command line options

I have Internet Explorer 8 set as my default browser and whenever I start my web application in Visual Studio 2010 with debugging it starts Internet Explorer 8 with the following command line ...
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Linux command line argument variations

New to Linux and have a few questions about command line arguments: Let's say there a command-line tool called widget that takes an argument called fizz. I've seen all different types of arguments: ...
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List files with path using Windows command line

My folder structure in a drive is like this (in Windows): Folder 1 Fd1 Fd2 Fd3 Fd4 Fd5 Folder 2 Fd1 Fd2 Fd3 Fd4 Fd5 This arrangement continues for 100s of folders. Inside Fd1 of each ...