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

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Restart autosys job after a fixed delay

I have a scenario where I have to retry run the failed autosys command job after 10 minutes. I have to retry rerunning it only twice. I cannot use n_retry attribute here because I need to wait for 10 ...
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Any way for batch conversion from JPG to DDS with DXT1 compression

I have an "file.jpg" image, I open it with GIMP, then go to "File", "Export As...", choose "DDS image". I choose the compression - BC1/DXT1, other options are ...
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Change Window Title When Start PowerShell with Sudo.exe

I tried starting powershell with Sudo for Windows from CMD or Batch. Works fine. A PowerShell window opens with administrator rights: rem CMD/BAT sudo.exe start powershell.exe Then, I tried adding a ...
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How to change file path in BAT file based on the current user?

I have a bat file to run some Python code similar to this: @echo off set /P State= Select State: set /P Year= Select Year: "C:\Users\MYNUMBER\...
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How to suspend Windows PC for a specified period of time using Powershell?

Using Powershell or batch scripts, how to make a PC with Windows OS automatically suspend during the weekdays and automatically reactivate for every weekend? I know that in Linux OS this can be ...
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Is there a difference between combining commands with & and running them one at a time?

Say I want to run multiple, computationally complex commands on Windows command line. Does it makes a difference, performance wise, if I combine them with &: doSomething1 & doSomething2 & ...
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Batch command with quotes fails to move files and delete folder with special characters

I have a custom batch program that I update and run to negate having to constantly waste half an hour just to clean up the Windows start menu every time I'm forced to reinstall Windows. It saves me a ...
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A batch file with an executable file checks if it is not in the processes in order to run another batch file (or code from it)

There are two batch files. Need to add a condition to the first file if the process is running nvcplui.exe then nothing, and if it is not running, then the second file (or the code from it) will be ...
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Reg.exe Query Only Works In Interactive Mode

In CMD Console (Interactive Mode), I run the command: reg query HKCU\Console\%%Startup The output: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\%%Startup DelegationConsole REG_SZ {B23D10C0-E52E-411E-9D5B-...
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Why does Windows command prompt command chaining not short circuit when a batch file returns non-zero?

The first premise is that batch scripts will execute all commands in them, even if one fails. @echo off does_not_exist.exe also_does_not_exist.exe C:\Users\user>two_failures.bat 'does_not_exist....
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“psloglist” for system event returns an error: -1073740940

My batch must extract system and application events. I use two psloglist (vers. 2.82) cmd one after the other. psloglist \\Home -d 7 -f we sys > system.log psloglist \\Home -d 7 -f we app > ...
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How to Extract Part of Variable After Choice

from How-to: Extract part of...: set "keys= ABCD" echo %keys:~1,1% echo %keys:~4,1% When part of variable extracted after choice, don't worked except using call @echo off set "keys= ...
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Split The Output of PATH Environment Variable

In CMD, when i type PATH, the output: Path=C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\iCLS\;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\iCLS\;C:\Windows\...
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Powershell - keep only lines in txt files contain some selected words

I have a txt file and I would like to keep only a few lines in it I want to a command that turns this txt file: ;FFMETADATA1 title=TNT disc=01 comment= lyrics-eng= \ \ \ album=Classic genre=Older ...
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How to Fix Error If Variable Contains Double Quotes

Batch Script: @echo Off :: Works ::set "var=C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" ::set "var=cmd "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe"" ::set "var=CMD "C:\Program Files\7-...
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Why does an `echo` with brackets `()` break the `if` statement?

The if statement in following code shouldn't trigger, but it does. If I change echo () to echo [], it works as intended. So apparently it has something to do with the brackets (). set a=1 set b=2 ...
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Batch Script or CMD Only Able to Process 70 Files at Once?

I made a script for vgmstream that decodes audio streams with some custom options like the output path and logging. I have noticed that the script terminates in the terminal if I exceed using more ...
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How to extract a part of a line that is between two specific strings using a batch script [closed]

I am trying to extract strings which are between <meta property="al:ios:url" content="snssdk1180://live?room_id= and " data-rh="true">. Example Input: <meta ...
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How a Batch Script recognize the source that executed it?

How does the batch script known the source that executed it? Executed / called from Command line CMD Executed from Batch file (either from the file itself or another batch file) Illustration: @Echo ...
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Faster Way To Getting Administrator Privileges Within Windows Terminal

As far as I know, the easiest way to get administrator privileges from batch Script is by calling PowerShell. @echo off fltmc.exe >nul || (PowerShell.exe start -verb runas wt.exe '%~0'& exit /b)...
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Create Task Scheduler with No Triggers Set

I need to Create a Task Scheduler with parameters: No Triggers Available both in AC and DC I learn SCHTASKS /? help, but haven't found what I mean. I tried: SCHTASKS /Create /TN "Test" /TR ...
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Back from Elevated Admin to Not Elevated

When running Batch Script with Administrator privileges, how to back to not Admin? I tried this example: @echo off :Demo CLS fltmc >nul && (echo Admin& set $A=y) || (echo Not Admin&...
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Remove Empty Line at Top Command Prompt Start Up Display

This question is a continuation of post Modify Windows CommandLine Start Up Text After I succeeded in modifying the cmd startup display from its origin, so that it looked like this: CMD: Still there ...
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Getting Two Character Variable Without Pressing Enter (PowerShell/ CMD)

Bash Script: #! /bin/bash read -n 2 -p '2 digit:' ans; echo $ans When i finish input two character, the script continue, without waiting me to press enter. And what I have pressed saves to the ...
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Get String Length - How It Works

I not asking about a problem, only about how it works. @echo off Set str=You Call :$len str len set len Set str=I You Call :$len str len set len Set str=I and You Call :$len str len set len Set ...
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What Equivalent %* of Batch in PowerShell

Batch Script: @echo off if not "!!"=="" setlocal enabledelayedexpansion for /f "tokens=4*" %%a in ( 'dir /AD "%USERPROFILE%\" ^| find "DIR" ^| Find /...
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How can I make a custom utility library with functions that will be callable from windows cmd?

How can I make a custom utility library with cmd/batch functions that will be callable from a windows cmd terminal? You can make functions in a batch file, for instance: @echo off goto :main :...
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Change Regional Format

What is command to change regional format to other region with Batch script? If in powershell, i do this with: $GID=111 Set-WinHomeLocation $GID
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Get TimeZone Display Name Batch Script

Batch code: @echo off for /f "tokens=1*" %%a in ('TZUTIL /g') do set TZID=%%a %%b SetLocal EnableDelayedExpansion for /f "tokens=1-4" %%a in ('TZUTIL /L') do ( set $U=%%a& ...
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scheduled batch file stops running and reports error

I have a batch file that contains the following line: @robocopy E:\ G:\ /DCOPY:DAT /xd $* syste* /xf ~* /s /xo /np /copyall /log:c:\back-EG.txt It is scheduled to run on the first day of month. I ...
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In batch code, how to make an input choice instead of typing?

Currently, I list all network adapters, and then the user needs to type the name of an adapter to proceed with the rest of the code. :: Listing all network adapters echo/List all network adapters &...
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Set Variable in one line Batch

set var1=Demo set var2=%var1% echo %var2% rem Output:Demo Why does set var2 below not work if in one line with set var1? set var1=& set var2= set var1=Demo& set var2=%var1% echo %var2% rem ...
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Get some spaces in a Batch

In PowerShell: $val = ' ' $val *=5 write-host "[$val]" The Output is 5 spaces: [ ] But in Batch: set "val= " set /a val*=5 echo [%val%] The Output is zero: [0] How i can get ...
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Send input to running program Batch

I would like to start a cmd line program in Batch and be able to communicate with it. Currently I am starting the program with start /b cmd /c "cli_program.exe" > log.txt. I am currently ...
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Get Highest Value from String Batch File

Batch code: set list=4 8 1 for %%a in (%list%) do set highest=??? how can I get and save the highest value into a variable?
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How to align spaces in CMD code output

My Batch code: @echo off set phones="iPhone 12" "Galaxy S5 4G" "Nokia 7" set manufs=US "South Korea" Finland SetLocal EnableDelayedExpansion set n=& for %%a ...
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Batch script and get the output value of a found key

All works fine in a CMD prompt, but, I need put in a bat file to run, but cannot get the output of the Reg Query cmd, and then run another query from that. Since what I am looking for is an App ID, ...
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How do I show parts of a string?

@echo off set keys=_ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890 SetLocal EnableDelayedExpansion from keys above, command echo !keys:~1,1! output A, command echo !keys:~4,1! output D. my question: How do I ...
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How can I check that files match a list of MD5 checksums on Windows 10?

I downloaded a large number of files via this magnet link (Apache 2.0 license), then moved the files around between a few devices. I now want to check the integrity of the files. A file lists MD5 ...
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Batch file running in one account but not another

I wrote a batch file to run a schtasks for a Windows 7 Home machine. When I tested it in my account (standard user), the script runs correctly, but when I migrated the script to the account (also ...
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Trying to find .exe over multi drive wide search in a bat file. Tried with relative path commands

As stated in the title I have a bat file set up to locate and run 2 separate exe's. One is located in the same folder as the bat file which for this %~dp0 works just fine. The second exe is one to a ...
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Any way to do a Batch file move operation only when the HDD is idle-ish?

I know how to check if a specific program is running like winrar which might indicate usage on drive d: but is there a better way to determine if a drive is relatively idle enough (via Batch or other ...
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batch findstr not working with string saved in a variable

I'm trying to find a string inside a file.txt using findstr and I have the following issue: set "log_file=C:\Tools_Dev\log_file.txt" a-findstr C/:"text to find" %log_file% works ...
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how to store a variable and reuse it later within the terminal?

In a normal cisco switch if I run the following command: copy running-config tftp: the switch will ask me for a IP address. for my plink I have this: plink -ssh userhere@IP -t copy running-config ...
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Batch files run through Task Scheduler aren't working as intended

This is the code I am using. It is something I found on other posts on this site. Script Code #1: @ECHO OFF SET EXEName=TcpSnd.exe SET EXEFullPath=D:\ComputerRX\Pharmacy\TcpSnd.exe SET ...
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What secure erase in the fastest way on Windows 10 with cmd? [duplicate]

I have a program in QT, C++ and I want to secure erase the computer after a trigger. After this process, I do not want the old data on the SSD to be accessed by data recovery programs. I want this ...
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How can I improve my Windows Batch File that merges two PDFs into a separate folder to move the PDF regardless of whether a merge exists

I have a windows batch file that merges PDFs from two separate folders and dumps them into a 3rd folder. One of the PDFs is a PDF of a map survey and the other are any accompanying photos the surveyor ...
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What's wrong with this batch code?

Can someone help how to find whats wrong with this code? Basically its only a part of the script i made to fix somethings and i can get the result of "DCHP Status" gives a blank result or ...
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Batch file to output MD5 hash to a text file starting at a specific directory

@echo off set "src_dir=C:\Users\\Documents\projects\Config\ABC" set OUTFILE="C:\Users\Documents\Scriptoutput.txt" echo %OUTFILE% pushd %cd% cd %src_dir% for /r %%f in (*) do ( ...
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Bat file move files

I need to create a bat file to move files from folder 1 to folder 2. however, I need to keep in folder 1 the files created in the lasts 3 hours. all the rest old files must be move to folder 2. I´ve ...
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