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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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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How can I log process creation w/ parameters in Windows

We need to log all process creation on a Windows 7 machine. We already know about enabling Audit Process Creation events on Group Policy, but we need the most information about it we can get. The most ...
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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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getting “Invalid Parameter #10” when attempting to copy folder using robocopy

I'm trying to copy a folder on my internal hard drive to my external hard drive using robocopy with the following command: robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" *.* /E /DCOPY:T /COPYALL ...
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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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Copying a folder on Windows Server 2008 gives “Error 0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect.”

I'm using remote desktop into a Windows Server 2008 machine. On that machine I use a shared drive on the local network for some development. I can use those files just fine in Visual Studio, but ...
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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 ...
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“execvp: no such file or directory” when attempting taskset on a running process

I have a process, PID 7150. I want to assign the process to core #4 of my system. (Core numbering starts with zero, so the fourth core should be core #3) I know I can do this by using Taskset. ...
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Target line parameters for shortcuts in Windows Explorer?

I am using Windows 7 and I am looking for a list of the different parameters to use in the Target line of a shortcut in Windows Explorer. For example: /n forces it to open a new window, even if it ...
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What parameters has ulimit?

I see in examples, that the Option -u is used, but I cannot find a documentation, that says what that option means. man ulimit shows the manual for a C-function. What options has ulimit and what does ...
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Shell function parameter

Is there a way to declare and pass parameters for shell functions, like so ? function msg( m ) { read -p "Task #" + m + "done. Press any key to continue }
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Shell scripting: Way to parse parameters from command line

myscript [-a a-arg] [-c c-arg] [-b] [-e] somedirectory Given that I want my shell script be invoked at the command line using the above parameters - where [these brackets] denote that they are ...
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Linux rename using parameters and spaces?

Is it possible, in Linux, to rename a file from something without spaces to something containing spaces? I know I can create directories and files with spaces by doing: mkdir "new dir" and: touch ...
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What is wrong in the Bash script about parameters and Wget?

Runnning the command gives wget_exam -h Usage: wget_exam2 <fileType> <source> exit // then immediately Terminal shut dows The code # example wget_exam2 java ...