In computer programming, a parameter is a type of variable that refers to a piece of data used as input in a query to a database or other data-storage table.

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Google (Timer / Stopwatch) | Controls | parameters to start timer upon search [migrated]

Let's just say your getting tired and you decided to boil water at midnight. You decided to take a short nap.....but little did you know that nap would've cost you your life. A simple question to ask ...
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Win7-64 powercfg –lastwake invalid parameter

The command "powercfg –lastwake" gives invalid parameter error, however powercfg /lastwake works. What gives?
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EXCEL VBA get source folder to Const

i have a code "copyMultFiles" Move many value in many file to single file My Problem is cannot use parameter in "Const" Error this Line " Const csMyPath As String = vaFiles1 " vaFiles1 is get source ...
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How to start Minecraft 1.8.8 from the command line?

I'm trying to launch Minecraft 1.8.8 (or higher) from the command line with the Username and the Session ID as parameters. This code doesn't work: java -Xms512m -Xmx1g -Djava.library.path=natives/ ...
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How, exactly, is ! meant to be used with 7-zip CLI parameters?

The -i and -x parameters of the 7-zip CLI interpet ! in a special way. Or at least it looks that way from their documentation. That documentation includes the following: Syntax ...
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how to pass path 'cd' portions to a shell function?

I'm trying something like this: function projects(){ cd; cd Documents/projects/$1; } but it doesn't work. What I'd like is to pass the name of the folder to add to the base path (so resulting ...
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How do I extract a parameter within a URL in Excel?

I have the following URL in my Excel sheet rows: www.test.com/folder1/?tagid=1234567 How do I extract the tagid value into a separate column so I simply have "1234567". Thanks!
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Minecraft RAM allocation

When I try to allocate more RAM to Minecraft the arguments are: -Xmx1G -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSIncrementalMode -XX:-UseAdaptiveSizePolicy -Xmn128M I don't know what this means, why isn't it ...
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How to convert HTML into endless one-page PDF via wkhtmltopdf?

Currently when converting the PDF from given URL, like: wkhtmltopdf http://superuser.com/ superuser.pdf where it consist multiple A4 pages (so sometimes images are cut in the middle of the page). ...
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“Parameter Format Not Correct” when typing file paths

I've been trying to use the command prompt in Windows 7 to delete a stubborn folder (_MEI50722) from my temp folder. It's a highly-suspect folder in my hunt for some malware I'm thinking is hijacking ...
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ethernet nic card issue “wrong parameters” windows 7 [closed]

I have an HP pavilion that came with windows 8. I got windows 7, was working fine then on board Ethernet card crapped out. I installed another nic card, but can't install drivers , says incorrect ...
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How to receive a parameter in a batch file

I have asked a question, Use an environment variable to point to an "Open With" program, which received a fantastic answer. To add myapp.exe, residing in %MYAPPSDIR%, to the Open With ...
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Passing variables with space to the command line as admin

strong textscript.bat placed on the sendTo folder(file setted running as admin from properties -> advanced -> run as admin) @echo off cd %~dp1 echo %~dp1 echo "%~1" pause if i pass a parameters ...
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Executing SQL Stored Procedure through Excel (VBA) with multiple parameters

Thanks for your help, @FreeMan. However, I am still lost with this. Let me just start from scratch. This is my query in summary ( I hope it is clear) SELECT DISTINCT Q1,Q2,Q3 from(SELECT A,B,C) ...
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How to handle the arguments flags for an .exe file? [closed]

Suppose that I'm using a program with a login page. And lets call it a.exe. Whenever I execute a.exe I face a login page with empty fields such as Username, Password, Application Server, Database ...
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Adding Parameters to start an application in osx

Im trying to start my VLC-player on OSX with the following parameters: /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC --rtsp-timeout=99999 --sout-ffmpeg-strict=-2 ---extraintf http --http-port=8081 where ...
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How to remove .bat extension from file name in a parameter?

I made a bat file and during execution, it displays a title in the command window. The title includes the bat filename, and it is displayed in full, including the .bat extension. The code I'm ...
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How to start SpiderOak from a command line in a headless mode and then close cmd?

I'm trying to start SpiderOak in a headless mode from a command line on Windows 7. After the application starts I would like to be able to close the command line without interrupting the process. ...
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SHIFT command does not work on %*

When using the SHIFT command to shift the script parameters one position down, I can see the values shift by echo-ing the %1 parameter: :: scr1.bat echo %* echo %1 shift echo %1 Then: > ...
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how to shift all parameters in a batch

The well-know shift command can be used to shift positional parameters in batch file, BUT it does not affect the special variable %*. The shift command has no effect on the %* batch parameter. Is ...
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Commandline arguments in Mac OSX

In linux I can do something like this: rm test.txt -f On Mac however, I get the following error: rm test -f rm: -f: No such file or directory Is there a way to fix this?
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Extra space when starting application with arguments using batch?

Any idea why there is an extra space before the argument? Thank you. http://s7.postimg.org/ee1fbtye3/extraspace.png @ECHO OFF SET EXEPATH=D:\Games\StarForge\StarForge.exe SET ARGS=-nolog START "" ...
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Command Line Parameters in Powershell

I am using a program called sonar-runner that you execute from the commandline, and you can pass optional parameters. For example in the normal windows commandline tool a call may look something like: ...
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Remote Desktop with custom parameter

is there any way way to open the mstsc (remote desktop connection) with a custom parameter I initialized and then read it on the remote computer via command prompt? I need to create batch file that ...
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In Ubuntu Linux: Pass the clipboard content as parameter to some application

Is there a tool which can pass the content of the clipboard as parameter to some application? For example I would use it like this: (1) In a text editor or whatever, for example I could highlight ...
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Query parameters in an external connection to sql server

I want to do exactly this: http://dailydoseofexcel.com/archives/2004/12/13/parameters-in-excel-external-data-queries/ but I want to do it in Excel 2010 and also I am querying SQL Server instead of MS ...
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pass previous command's arguments to current command [duplicate]

There are times when I want to take the previous command's parameters and apply them to the current command. Here is an example $ cat foo.txt $ vim foo.txt I'd like to find a shortcut to not have ...
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Is it possible to hide chrome's statusbar? [duplicate]

I'm developing a web application for my company. I plan to use a chrome application shortcut so it looks less like a website and more like an application. But even in an application shortcut, there ...
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Passing option params to context menu commands in Windows Registry Editor

How can we pass options to programs being called through edits to the windows registry using regedit.exe? This is a syntax question as far as I can tell. For example... I have recently added a new ...
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VMC parameter file (XML) path

I'm trying to find the VMC XML parameter file. Does anyone know where it is located? Or name of the parameter file (.xml) ? For example: c:\user\***\windows\virtualpc\parameter.xml Virtual PC ...
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Is it possible to put a wildcard search into a parameter query in LibreOffice Base?

I am using Base in LibreOffice 4.0 (still using the HSQL that comes with Base but looking at moving to HSQL 2.2.8) and I would like to do a query that asks for parameter input like: SELECT * FROM ...
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How to represent m:n relationships in a form in Libre Office base?

I have an embedded database in Libre Office. I am building a form in it, and got into a problem. I have a table called "Author" and another table called "Publication", connected by a third table ...
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How to find out what parameters/arguments a program is passing when it calls other programs?

I am using a program called get_iplayer, and during it's run, it calls other programs such as RMTPdump, flvstreamer and ffmpeg. What I would like to find out is what information it is passing to ...
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Extract a specific audio passage with Mplayer 1

This is basically a question involving parameters to mplayer (1). (Because I don't know where to look in the docs) Given that one has a passage of audio starting at -ss 43:20, how does one extract an ...
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bash “pass through” script for android build, space issue

I have an android build i need to customize, the question is ehre and not in stackoverflow because my issue wis with bash. I wrote a script: #!/bin/bash -xv params=$@ if [ "$#" -ge "2" ]; then ...
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How to add URL as parameter in msiexec?

I'm trying to install a program using msiexec from 'CMD' and I'm trying to add a URL parameter. So it looks like this: Msiexec /i \\spfil001\MSI\esdh\offext.msi URL=http://stesdh01 But I must be ...
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How do I track a dynamic search box from an affiliate site? [closed]

I have a search box on an affiliate's page that I need tracked. The search box is dynamic (i.e. a user will enter travel dates on the affiliate's page, and get redirected to search results on our ...
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Starting Adobe Acrobat without toolbar and side panes

I found that it's possible to start Acrobat without toolbar with the following command: Acrobat.exe" /A "toolbar=0" "%1" and that it's possible to hide the navpanes with the following: ...
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Sharing parameters between queries in Excel 2010

I have a workbook with two sheets. Each sheet has a table created using a SQL parameterized query. I am trying to just enter the parameter values on the first sheet and have the second sheet use the ...
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Does change of tcp_keepidle or any of the tcp parameters require a reboot(AIX)?

AIX 5.3 oslevel -r 5300-12 We require to change the tcp_keepidle value using : no -o <tcp_parameter>= ...
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Windows Shell integration parameters

I'm trying to integrate a shell menu entry for all files (*) to encrypt them using a tool i already have made. I have managed to create the entries but I don't really understand how to send the path ...
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does 'noatime' make sense for a read-only filesystem?

mount -o remount,ro,noatime As the title says - if the filesystem is actually read-only, does noatime have any affect?
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Is there a way to add parameters to a command alias? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating an alias or function, need to be able to pass in a parameter Is there a way to do the following: cdproject project1 where cdproject is defined as: alias ...
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Change window size via shortcut parameters

How can I change the starting size and location (on screen) of a program using only the shortcut dialog box, so that when I want to open a program at a certain size, on a certain screen?
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Embed microsoft query in excel with multiple parameters from spreadsheet

I am trying to embed a microsoft query within an excel spreadsheet, that passes several parameters from the spreadsheet to the query. I would like the microsoft excel query function to find a few ...
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Include only *.cs files using the 7zip GUI

I highlighted a few folders in 7zip and wanted to add only the *.cs files from those folders into this archive. I can't seem to figure out what I would type in the "parameters" box to make this ...
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ffmpeg volume parameter format

ffmpeg's -vol parameter is confusing me. 256 => normal (i guess meaning same as input volume, no change) 512 => (double the volume - read this somewhere). So what to do for 3 times the ...
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Powershell Start-Process Parameter Problems

Probably a total noob question but: When I run Start-Process ".\packages\PS-Get.0.1.0.0\NuGet.exe" update -RedirectStandardOutput ".\packages\PS-Get.0.1.0.0\NuGet.exe.Update.log" ...
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concatenate cmd line starting from some parameter

If I get a cmd line like: myscript param1 param2 param3 param4 param5 param6 ... (so on) How can I save a string consisting of parameters starting from some specific one? The $@ gives me the whole ...
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AutoHotKey how to pass/evaluate parameters to functions

I'm having trouble understanding how parameters are accessed in AutoHotKey functions. For example, I set myVar variable with the InputBox, then pass it to a function. How do I evaluate the arg in the ...