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  • Batch File Books

    Hi All, I am looking for a book on Batch Files for beginners, It is an area I don't have much experience in but would like to start learning. All suggestions are appreciated Thanks, Shane.

    shanekearney810 pointsBadges:
  • MS-DOS code to delete old Files

    I am using Windows XP and need to write a DOS batch (.bat) file that will delete old files from a directory. This will run on a schedule and will not require human interaction to input any data. My problem is, I am not good at writing batch files. I can do the basic 101 type stuff, but finding...

    jutpro480 pointsBadges:
  • Windows batch script to extract text from PDF

    I need to automate the conversion of a PDF file to text format, or extract the text from the PDF file. Is there a Windows batch script that is available to do this, or a good freeware that I can download.  One that is compatible to run on Windows XP, Vista or Windows server 2008. A freeware that...

    jutpro480 pointsBadges:
  • Generating Windows events from the event log

    Can I generate windows events that appear in the event log from scripts or batch files. For example from an Windows XP system call scripts that ping remote servers and on failure generate a event.

    ITKE352,565 pointsBadges:
  • How to change compatibility options for an exe file in a batch file on Windows 7?

    Is there a way to change the compatibility options on an executable file in a batch file? I'd like to be able to set it to run as "xp sp2" or run as administrator. Is there a way to do that?

    Ingram871,285 pointsBadges:
  • I am writing a batch file that will be run from a DVD to copy some necessary files to a location specified by the user.

    I am writing a batch file that will be run from a DVD to copy some necessary files to a location specified by the user. I have used switches to get Yes or No input in the past. How do I get a drive location from the user and then verify that on the current system so I can return an error echo?...

    Techy1984225 pointsBadges:
  • error: health) was unexpected at this time.

    I run a script which send a set of text files to email ids. When I run each line of the script separately on the cmd, email sending is successful. But when I place all the lines in a script say script.bat and run the script , I am getting the error   :  [strong]health) was unexpected at this...

    BatchScripts20 pointsBadges:
  • batch or script to change IE settings

    I need to: - add a favorite -add a link to the local intranet trusted sites -change a setting in the IE options - Advanced area - security

    Woncameron245 pointsBadges:
  • Customizing the logging of a Wiindows batch file

    I am trying to customize the piped output of a batch file. I am currently using Robocopy to copy/move files to various directories based on the file naming convention. This part is working just fine. I am having problem though with customizing the logging of it. I have the batch file running as a...

    MicJ155 pointsBadges:
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