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DEL command line

Q: DEL command line

If I have created a new folder on my C: file and named it: "Odd Bods" for example.

Using the DEL Command Prompt in XP, what is the exact syntax to forcibly delete it?

I have tried by opening the Command Prompt and typing in "CD \" then enter to bring up the cursor "C:\>". Then I have typed: "Del /F Odd Bods" and "enter". The message then comes up; "Are you sure? y/n". I then type: "y" and enter, but the folder is not deleted.

Help!

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A: DEL command line

If folder is on desktop:

Start
Run
Enter 'cmd /k' (no quotes)
Enter 'cd\' (will get you the C:\ prompt)
Enter 'cd\Documents and Settings\{your user name}\Desktop'
Enter 'dir /w'


If you can see the item, Enter 'erase [filename]'

del [filename] also works - for a directory (maybe folders too) RD [directory] works


edit: if you do the Start, run, cmd /k thing then type 'help' you'll get a list of the limited MSDOS commands remaining in the poor excuse for DOS XP supports.

For details on those, type, for example, 'help del' and you'll get the possible options.

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I want to hide this. I'm running a python progam (if that matters) and it always has that open on my taskbar. I want to hide it. I don't care where it goes or how much time it takes, I just want to hide it. So I never have to deal with it. Maybe make it a system process or something? I don't know.
 

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Anybody know the command to copy a disk? Like Linux = cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb , or dd xyz -> xyx

What's the Windows command line syntax for this copy task?
 

A:Command line to clone disk? COMMAND line; NOT 3rd party app.

No. Don't believe that is built in. The latest Windows versions have imaging software built in with a GUI.

Or, DD For Windows

Free system imaging/backup software:

Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express
Comodo Time Machine
Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
Paragon Backup & Recovery
Drive Image XML
PING (Partimage is not Ghost)
Partition Saving
Clonezilla
 

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Somehow the line that you put web sites -- after the http --has disappeared. I'm sure that there's a simple way to get it back but I'm new to WIN XP. Can someone help.
 

A:Lost command line -- line with site addresses WinXP

I think you are talking about the address bar in a web browser???

You did not mention what browser you are using. For Internet Explorer 6, right click in any other visible menu bar and then make sure that "Address Bar" is checked in the box that pops up. This may work for other versions of Internet Explorer.
 

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Hi!

I need before calling one program insert text into clipboard.
I can do batch for this, but really don't know any command to send any text to clipboard.
Exist any command or method how to do it?

Thank you for all.
Miro36

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Hello,

I'm trying to split a .flv file by using flvparse, which is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. I did get through to the directory by following instructions posted on another forum, however, command prompt doesn't seem to recognize the the .exe file. I'm an absolute novice at this, any help would be really appreciated!

Attaching a CP s/s, and here are the instructions I'm trying to follow (copy pasted from the forum)

FLVPARSER

For trimming the beginning and/or ending of videos, you can use FLVParser (http://dev2.avacast.com/FLVparser.zip ).
FLVParser is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. After you unzip it, move its folder to C:\ for ease of use. Also for ease of use, copy/move the .flv file you wish to edit into the FLVParse folder.
To make edits, you need to know the in and out points where you want the edits. Use FLVPlayer to find these points. FLVPLayer only lists times in total number of seconds, not HH:MM:SS, but don't worry, FLVParser can handle that. In the FLVParse directory create a new blank text file called: CuePointFile.dat
This is the file FLVParser uses to edit from. Open it in NotePad, and enter the in point and out point, separated by a single blank space, like so: 2525 5150
Save, and close the file. Open up the command line interface and go to the FLVParse directory: cd C:\FLVParse
In the command line, enter this to edit the flv:
flvparse.exe FileToSplit.flv CuePointFile.dat
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A:Command Prompt doesnt seem to recognize the command line!!

You are using the basic cmd, try in elevated mode
Elevated Command Prompt - Windows 7 Forums

However looking at you screen shot, you may have to check the command over carefully. There does appear to be an error in the command. With my eyes, it is difficult at times to pick out the subtle shades of difference.

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Hi everyone, what is the commmand for command prompt to stop a process? What i would like to do is make a shortcut to stop the KBD.exe process. The reason for that is when someone in my family puts a disk in, plays a game, and sometimes when they take the disk out it complains about there being no disk in the drive. The only way to shut it up is to end the process in the task manager and click cancel on the window. This way is a little to complicated for some of the memebers of my family and i would like to be able to just create a shortcut for it.

A:Whats the command line command to stop a process?

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Originally Posted by djw2009913


Hi everyone, what is the commmand for command prompt to stop a process? What i would like to do is make a shortcut to stop the KBD.exe process. The reason for that is when someone in my family puts a disk in, plays a game, and sometimes when they take the disk out it complains about there being no disk in the drive. The only way to shut it up is to end the process in the task manager and click cancel on the window. This way is a little to complicated for some of the memebers of my family and i would like to be able to just create a shortcut for it.




Click on Start, then run
type in cmd to get to command prompt
type in taskkill /f kbd.exe

The forward slash /f forces it to kill the process.
Here is link for some examples

http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips446.html

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Hello all, what command would I run to set JUST the secondary DNS on clients machine, and nothing else? I appreciate the help! :)

A:[SOLVED] What is the command line command to set up secondary DNS?

:) Anyone have any idea? Maybe this can be moved to the 2003 server forum?

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I came across this (hopefully) helpful article about command line basics.

Speaking UNIX: Command the power of the command line

Learn the basics of the UNIX shell and discover how you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into data transforms.
 

A:Command the power of the command line

Good stuff, but then there's something wrong with his verbatim copy of a directory... You should add the p option to the tar extraction command, in order to preserve file attributes (ctime, mtime, atime, owner, group) - ie, tar xpvf and not tar xvf.

I use this regularly in order to make verbatim copies of a directory:

(cd /path/to/src/dir && tar cf - .)|(cd /path/to/dst/dir && tar xpvf -)
 

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I need some help, but probably don't have a full grasp on the problem, so don't really know how to ask for help. I will describe what I have and hopefully, it will help to describe what I want to accomplish.

I have a Linksys router with DD-WRT installed. I am able to SSH/Telnet into the router. I would like to be able to reboot or shutdown my computer remotely from the command line during a Putty/SSH session.

Here is how I make the session connection: In Putty, I enter
the static IP address and port (default is 22) under "Session".
Under "SSH > Tunnels" I enter the "source port" (again, 22)
and "Destination" (ex - 192.168.0.5:3389), then hit "Add", then "Open"

This opens a command line, where I enter "user" and "pwd"
(the defaults are root and admin). I am now connected to my
router and I can use Remote Desktop to get control over my
remote computer (using XP Pro).

My question is: While at the command prompt, is there a
command to reboot or shutdown my remote computer? Is there a list
of other commands that are available here?

BTW, at the command prompt, I can start my remote computer (Wake on LAN) by typing the following command:
/usr/sbin/wol -i 192.168.0.5 MA:CAD:RE:SS:44
(where the last portion is the MAC address)
 

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I came across this (hopefully) helpful article about command line basics.

Speaking UNIX: Command the power of the command line

Learn the basics of the UNIX shell and discover how you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into data transforms.
 

A:Command the power of the command line

Good stuff, but then there's something wrong with his verbatim copy of a directory... You should add the p option to the tar extraction command, in order to preserve file attributes (ctime, mtime, atime, owner, group) - ie, tar xpvf and not tar xvf.

I use this regularly in order to make verbatim copies of a directory:

(cd /path/to/src/dir && tar cf - .)|(cd /path/to/dst/dir && tar xpvf -)
 

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I want to create a setup whereas a command line command can be run from any directory/folder, without having to be in the directory/folder whereas the command line command resides ?

A:Executing command line command anywhere ?

Add the directory the cmd or bat files resides in to the PATH environment variable.





Quote:
To check or modify the system PATH environment variable, do the following:

XP: Right clock on My Computer
Vista, 7: Right click on Computer
Windows 8, 10: Right click on This PC

Select Properties

Vista, 7, 8, 10: Click on Advanced System Properties on the left

On the Advanced tab, click on Environment Variables
Under System Variables, scroll down to Path
Select it then click Edit

An easy way to look at all of it is to right click on the highlighted Variable Value field and select copy, then start Notepad and paste the data into there. That way you can easily look at all of it.

It's also a lot easier to make changes in Notepad then copy and paste the changed data back into the Path Variable Value field.

Click Ok as needed to exit when done

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I recently installed new software that requires adding a command line to allow the software to restart and configure itself at start up. The manufacturer, who hasn't responded to my e-mail gives instructions to automatically load this software already configured by using the "command line". I'm using XP Pro. I believe that it's the last line below that needs to be loaded but my question is how do I so this. Here are the manufacturers instructions.
Usage:
VSPEmulator.exe <config file path> <options>
Config file is a special file with extension ".vspe" that can be created using VSPE "Save as..." command.
Options are additional parameters that can be passed to VSPE to manage its basic behavior.
-minimize : minimize VSPE dialog
-hide_splash : do not show splash window
Example:

Execute VSPE and automatically load configuration file
VSPEmulator.exe c:/config_files/main.vspe

Execute, load configuration file, hide splash and minimize VSPE
VSPEmulator.exe c:/config_files/main.vspe -minimize -hide_splash
 

A:How do i use the command line in xp

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does win xp by default keep a log of command line commands executed?

i'm looking for a list of commands executed during the current windows session, but not the current command.com session (i.e. I closed the command prompt window, but haven't logged out)

also: does win xp keep a log of ftp transfers done by the built-in ftp command line utility?

Thanks much!

MS
 

A:command-line log?

No log, usually. You would need something like 4NT or PowerCmd to log command actions.
 

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Dear TS,

Currently I am working in access, fine tuning a little database.
In this little proggie I have made a button that directly links to a .bat-file that does nothing but open the folder H:/foto (Dutch)

In that folder are several kinds of criminal offenses.

It works like this for the user:

They click the photo-button, the folder opens and they will find by manual search the picture corresponding to the crime report. the pictures in that folder are ordered in sub-categories for a clear view.

What I'd d like to achieve is that the security-officials ONLY type something like "stepped on no-stepping-on-grass-sign" in a text bar and that they then click the photo-button and the H:/foto/stepped on no-stepping-on-grass-sign folder opens.

I know the idea of typing (part of a) directory and then press a button is just as lame as just viewing a folder that has only 25 sub folders anyway, but it's just what the security-officials want...

Thank you very much for your attention and help,

sincerely,

Meneer Geerts.
 

A:command line

I have an idea...don't know if it would work. Make a table in access; query to search the table on the partial name; attribute in the table is the full directory name or even the entire command line string. Put this on a macro that sends the result of the query to the command line?
lika2know
 

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Hi Everyone...When I go to my computer and hit start button then the run button and type in 'ipconfig' or 'config' and some times other commands the screen comes up just for a spilt second and then it disappears. Now I have been in my registry trying to tweak my computer using blackviper.com tweak XP. I don't know if this has anything to do with but its the last thing I have done. I not sure when this started either. I run windows XP Pro sp 3 and its running pretty good right now. But something is wrong and I not sure where to start so if this makes any sense to someone I need some advice Please....and thanks tooLeRoyjoeEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:command line

open a command prompt window first
type cmd and then hit enter, and the command prompt window should open and any commands you now type wont disappear

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I was given a laptop to try an repair. None of the applications would open, it either asked how you want to open it or say no application found. After several tries I was able to do a virus scan. Couple Trojans and virus. Still no change in laptop. I googled the question and found someone asking a question with similar problem & was told to download this scan. I figured I had nothing to lose the laptop wasn't working so I outsmarted the virus & downloaded the program... After downloading, it needed to reboot. but before I allowed it to reboot I noticed the applications suddenly working... Rebooted & scanned. Its came up with 4 Trojans, 4 viruses & over 200 accounts of spyware. To remove them was $40 with $30 mail in rebate... My friend suggested that what I had downloaded was one of those scams that give you the Trojan & make you think they are getting rid of it for a price. They suggested I do a killdisk to wipe out the HDD and reinstall the OS.
Killdisk worked, it says I need to do a FDISK & FORMAT before I can download the new OS. I can't figure out how to do that. I get a blank black screen with a curser but it won't take any code. I have tried downloading the OS (windows XP) and it says it can't find any hard disk drives.

What am I doing wrong?
 

A:how do you get a command line?

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Wiondows XP has lost startup files. What is command line to copy all these files back onto machine for startup? And what is the complete set of files needed? thanks.

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I wish to have downloads from the Web transferred directly to a file I have on my desktop. Presently it goes to program files/x86/program name. I wish it to go to my desktop and into "My Downloads". if possible. Can anyone help me accomplish this task? I need the command line. Thank you.

A:Command line

Hi Alvin,

First, if you aren't prompted for where to download files, see the following article to make sure that happens: Not Prompted to Specify Download Folder for File.

Second, if you are prompted but don't like where it selects and want it to be a different location (like the folder on your desktop), check out the following article: How to change the default download directory for Internet Explorer | Windows Reference.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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How can I turn something like this:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,75,00,72,00,\
6c,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,30,00,00,00

into a Reg add command?

I need to turn a series of reg edits into a .bat to run, and am a little confused on how to convert between the two formats.

The original I have is from a .reg edit file, and I need to convert the keys to a .bat/ .cmd

Thanks!
 

A:Command Line Reg help

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How do we check if IE has finished downloading a file through command line..?

A:IE 6 Command line help

Start>Search>Name of File. Most downloads tell you when they're finished and if you need to manually install.

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I've been messing around with the ftp program in Windows XP's command prompt, and I've got something odd happening.

I uploaded a copy of AVG to my own website so I wouldn't have to hunt for it and so I could use this ftp program to download it. After giving the "get" command with the file name, the file downloads. But when it's done...if I go to run it, a new command prompt window opens for a split second, shows nothing, and disappears. This has happened on two different PCs now.

If I use a web browser to download the files, it works. I'm not sure what to make out of this. Could I be doing something wrong?
 

A:FTP at the command line

Sounds right, FTP is pretty simple. What is the FTP server on the other end that is dishing out the file?
 

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Hi,

I would like to know what is the command for delete files and shortcuts on current user desktop.

Is it del C:\documents and settings\*\local settings\desktop\popup blocker stops popups.lnk?

Using winxp pro. I know it is easlier to use windows explorer but I am doing this for interest.

Thank you.

A:Need some help on command line pls.

You are roughly right. When you open the DOS box, it will automatically be logged on the current user's account: C:\Documents and Settings\Account Name\

from there, change to the folder where the file or shortcut is located (for example, type CD Desktop, then press [ENTER]. Then type DEL (name of file or shorcut) and press [ENTER]

For stubborn files which won't delete while Windows is running, open the DOS box then end the EXPLORER.EXE process which quits the Windows shell but leaves the DOS box open for you to issue the DEL command on the stubborn file. When done, bring up the task-manager again (CTRL-ALT-DEL), log-off then log-on to restart the Windows shell.

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Hey, can anyone help me. I am trying to make a File using CMD edit which could dump all the tasks running. I can?t figure the code; I got "tasklist" part but then....
So I am a little lost, :dead: well actually I have no idea what I am doing . And while you are at it, can someone recommend me a program which has all the command lines and what they do. Or even those "click a command" programs (if there is one). Thanks.

(for the :suspiciou "why do I want it" folks, well I would copy the file on my USB disk drive, take it to the cafe down below and see which programs they are running - there is this program which, when I type "Patch" in the internet explorer shuts it down and so I am not able to download all those Quake, Farcry, Doom, Painkiller, Halflife and etc. patches which improve performance and add a little more game play. Then I would make another file which would shutdown those processes. Hope I am not confusing you guys.)
 

A:Command Line Help

Easiest way I can think of is to use
tasklist > "directory you want file in"\tasklist.txt
But I'm not sure I understand what you're asking for here. Perhaps you can try to clarify a bit?
 

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Hi Guy's and Girls,

Just first off I've never been too good with CMD and only an Apprentice in my company I work for.

Now something I've wanted to do for awhile was to make the following but I don't necassirealy I know how to do this in one batch file:

I would need a Batch file that is able to read the follow;
Find Current Hard Drive Space and What is used (Dir can do this as far as im aware)
Convert the CMD information Into either a Excel Document or a .txt format.


If anyone could lend me a hand with this that would be great.

P.S the drives I want to make a log of are Server Destinations so i can monitor their disk space daily.

Regards
New Member
Dale

A:Command Line - Help

I don't know if this might help. I have a command line program that gives the free space in B KB MB GB using the largest appropriate. It's df.exe for disk free

[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]df /?

df.exe 1.0.9.1 Copyright 2014 favessoft.com

Usage: df [ C D \\Name\Share ]
free disk space in one of B KB MB GB

( Truncated to 3 decimal places. )

example:
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]df c
383.848 GB Free on c:

If you would like to try it, it is free and may be downloaded from my page here:
Miles Ahead Software

Edit: you can use command line redirection to output to a file.
For example to append the result to test.txt you can do
df c: >>test.txt

Edit2: You may specify more than one drive on the line.
Example:
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]df c e
383.848 GB Free on c:
65.669 GB Free on e:

[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]

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Is there a cmd.exe /switch for ?run as administrator? ?

Thanks-

A:Command Line

  
Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz


Is there a cmd.exe /switch for ?run as administrator? ?

Thanks-


Not that I'm aware of, but if you click the start orb, type "cmd" (without quotes) then right-click "cmd.exe" in the search results, you can then select "Run as Administrator" (but you already knew that...)

Here is a part of the switches available to CMD.EXE (You can get more by opening a command line window, then type "CMD /?" (without quotes) and pressing <ENTER>:


Code:
C:\Users\Peter Dzomlija>cmd /?
Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter
CMD [/A | /U] [/Q] [/D] [/E:ON | /E:OFF] [/F:ON | /F:OFF] [/V:ON | /V:OFF]
[[/S] [/C | /K] string]
/C Carries out the command specified by string and then terminates
/K Carries out the command specified by string but remains
/S Modifies the treatment of string after /C or /K (see below)
/Q Turns echo off
/D Disable execution of AutoRun commands from registry (see below)
/A Causes the output of internal commands to a pipe or file to be ANSI
/U Causes the output of internal commands to a pipe or file to be
Unicode
/T:fg Sets the foreground/background colors (see COLOR /? for more info)
/E:ON Enable command extensions (see below)
/E:OFF Disable command extensions (see below)
/F:ON Enable file and directory name completion characters (see below)
/F:OFF Disable file and... Read more

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Hi there-

Just reorganising my Library and for reasons I won't bore you with, need to do some mass amendments to Filenames to get rid of extraneous Info as I'm tight on Space.

So, for instance, I have a Folder (DIRectory) with one hundred PDF, Mobi, RAR, ZIP, CBR and CBZ files in it all with filenames in the following format :-

Henry Rider Haggard (Victorian Novelist, Africa Hand) [Title of Short Story/Novel/Graphic Novel].???

As :-

a) I do happen to know who H Rider Haggard is (having read my first book of his 55 years ago when I was Ten)
b) All the Files are going to go into a Directory (Folder) Entitled "Henry Rider Haggard" (in case I suddenly get struck down with Oldtimer's disease)

then I want to get rid of the words "Henry Rider Haggard (Victorian Novelist, Africa Hand)" which is common to every Filename.

My latest attempt at a Command Line blanket change from within the Folder (Directory) was the DOS command -

REN "Henry Rider Haggard (Victorian Novelist, Africa Hand)"*.??? *.???

I have also tried :-

Using the different extensions (.CBR .ZIP .RAR etc ) to change them 20 or 30 at a time
Using the same Format but *.* instead of *.???
Using no Inverted Commas on the part of the Description that I want to get rid of

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A:DOS Command Line

There is no such thing as Dos. Dos went the way of the Dodo bird, after 98 died. You have a Command window, that you can do certain things in. But what you are wanting to do, I am lost. It sounds like you are telling a story, not asking a question.

If you want to change a file name, you do it from Explorer in the Desktop. If you want to edit a file, you do it from what ever program was used to create the file.

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does win xp by default keep a log of command line commands executed?

i'm looking for a list of commands executed during the current windows session, but not the current command.com session (i.e. I closed the command prompt window, but haven't logged out)

also: does win xp keep a log of ftp transfers done by the built-in ftp command line utility?

Thanks much!

MS

A:Log Of Command Line?

No to both. I'm unaware of an easy way to do this, preferring to save my sessions with the screen capture utility and pasting it into MSPaint.

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Foolishly signed up for AOL broadband (out of sheer laziness, I really should have known better!) and have found their online help to be a bit hazy in the area of commandline/batch commands.

What I want to be able to do is exit AOL, confirm my exit, exit AOL communicator (the nearest thing to POP3 that AOL offer) and shut down a few other programs I use all at once by means of a batch file.

Any ideas whether this is doable (the batch side of things I'm happy with, just the AOL command line stuff I'm not sure on).

Thanks guys.
 

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I am using Remote Destop Connection through Terminal Server for my stores to log into our point of sale, Which is on a Windows 2003 Server. Under the user accounts, it says I can have TS automatically open a specific program when they log in, but I have to enter that programs command line. How do I find what the command line for that progrram is?

Our pos also has an email client built in which can scan files with antivirus software. I need to find the command line for Norton AV too.
 

A:Command Line

I would think they are talking about the path to the file.

c:\Program Files\etc.....
 

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Hi,
Not sure if this is the right place to post this but I wanted to ask a tricky question.

I want to be able to access another PC via telnet (this I can do easily via RADMIN software) which gives the the CMD prompt access.

I then want to be able to launch a Sound file (or similiar) so that the user on the other end just hears whatever sound I have triggered (i.e. it doesn't have to launch WMP or similiar software).

Any ideas on how to do this?

I know it can be done as a clever guy I used to work with set it up and it was quite comical in the office when he was able to trigger cow noises, etc from anyone's PC by remoting in via the backend.

Cheers

Dave

A:run exe via command line

I don't know the answer, I just want to subscribe in case someone else does !

I suppose if you could figure out how the default Windows sounds are triggered you could find the command line to run them.

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I want to store >> into a SET variable.

Normally, I would do this:
Code:
SET VARIABLE=>>
However this returns an error.

How can I store >> without using quotation marks?

It needs to be >> in order for my script to work correctly?

Hope you guys can help.

Thanks.
 

A:SET command in Command Line

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hi, in the comamnd line in xp how do i display the date and redirect the output of the command to a txt file?

thanks for any help.
 

A:Command line xp question

This works for install date of Windows
Windows Install Date

Start-->Run-->CMD-->enter
"systeminfo | find /i "install date" -->enter

This works for IPConfig Notepad creating:
Start --> Run--> cmd /c ipconfig /all >Desktop\ipconfig.txt < ok>

So I wonder if "systeminfo" has a "date" option, that you could type " >Desktop\Date.txt "
 

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It was recently brought to my attention that at times Windows Messenger was secretly running and I never even knew it. I didn't realize this until one day when I was doing computer work offline my Instant Messengers ... a window suddenly popped up in my face ... "hey Dan" ... it was my friend.

I was quite outraged that my computer was secretly online to Windows Messenger without me knowing about it. So I set out to delete Windows Messenger completely off my computer altogether.

So I went to Google and searched. Most of the techniques all wanted to me to open my command line and access strings and such from within there.

Well still to this day I have never been in my own command line because it is malfunctioning.

I click Start ... then Run ... I type CMD ... a black box appears and then dissapears within 1 second. I cannot click on it within that timeframe or else it simply just dissapears faster.

I was told to come here and post my problem because it may be a virus or the remains of a virus infecting the application. So I ran all the scans and downloaded all those programs. I have attached my log below.

However I had only one problem with the 5 steps. Step 2 I believe it is ... running anti-virus scans.

When I would try to click the links ... they would eventually give me an error sign saying essentially that Norton 2005 does not support the "Repair" feature ... and to please uninstall and then reinstall. The moment I'd click OK it ... Read more

A:Command-Line Malfunctional

Hello!!!

Apologies on the delay.......

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below. Also if you have any programs that may prevent system changes (like Spybot's TeaTimer program, Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, and others), make sure you disable them before doing any of the fixes (or accept the changes for the fix we give you when asked by the programs).

Go to My Computer->Tools (or View)->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders (it's Show all files for Windows 98).
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

The first thing I would like to do is have you close and disable Spybot's TeaTimer. It may interfere with some of our fixes. We can restore it whewn we are done.

Download Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additio... Read more

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When I am at the command line prompt (in Recovery Console), I see this:

C:\WINDOWS>

Okay, so, when I typed:

C:\WINDOWS>dir C:\

it listed all of the folders inside my C: drive... Some of my folders have names like "My Music" <-- with a space between "My" and "Music"...and others just have names like "Windows" and "Pictures", etc. with no spaces in the folder names...

Here's the thing... Everytime I type to see inside a folder without a space in the name, like this:

C:\WINDOWS>dir C:\Pictures

I get to see everything inside the folder, but when I type a folder with a space in it, like:

C:\WINDOWS>dir C:\My Music

it does not recognize the name! but it showed that it was there on the C: drive!

How do I represent a space for a folder name, without actually using a space?? It never seems to recognize the folders with spaces in their names... :suspiciou
 

A:XP Pro command line question...

so, would this work:

C:\WINDOWS>dir "C:\My Documents"

???
 

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how can I enable disable a policy using gpedit! Not via the GUI, you go do some clicks and enable.

But I want to execute one shot command which will say disable AutoRun.

I have searched exenstively, no results. I kind need this for my automation stuff.

Thanks,
Akshay

A:Gpedit via command line

create a .REG file. Execute the .reg file.

The grouppolicy editor is a registry editor of sorts.

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I am trying to add a user via the command line through a virtual pc I added with VMWare. I'm running windows 10, and unable to add because this is what I get when I open CMD: I can't go beyond this point, I keep getting error messages. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thank you, Tina

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Hello all-

I have two Windows XP -- one Home, one Professional -- machines attempting to connect wirelessly to a vanilla Netgear access point. The XP Pro machine connects fine. The XP Home machine sees the Wi-Fi network, connects, accepts the password, and says it's connected -- but Web browsers and other Windows network apps will not connect to the Internet (they just hang for a long time before timing out).

But! If I open a command prompt, I can ping external sites and even use command-line ftp to connect to sites without a problem!

I've gone over the network configuration of both machines and can't see any difference between the two. The Netgear access point doesn't have any kind of MAC address filtering turned on. Is there something I should be looking for that I'm missing?

As an extra added strange data point -- I've tried to connect to the network via a Mac OS X machine and saw the same behavior as on the XP Home machine -- GUI-based programs won't connect, but command-line utilities will. Meanwhile, an Apple iPhone was able to connect and work perfectly.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Josh
 

A:Can connect via the command line, but not any way else

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Hie everyone. i am new to computer science.may you please help me with the commands of command prompt and their meanings. A printable document or link to these commands would help. Thank you.

A:Command line usage

Hello and Welcome -Please note that the following material is very educational, and is not designed as a "put down" towards any beginner -OK - A few basis lessons for you to start with - I would first purchase or download Windows For DummiesThis is NOT being personal towards you, but it is a very Educational book -command prompt and the meanings A very basic introduction -An A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command lineMicrosoft DOS and command promptI hope you find something interesting in this lot -- Remember that it takes years to fully learn all the tricks -Thank You -

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long story short i need to check my IP from a command line behind a router lol. I know there are several ways to gain your IP from online but in this situation it realy needs to be only from command line. anyone know any .exe's or commands that would allow this :-D thanks!
 

A:Check IP From Command Line?

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I've created a batch file for zipping selected items in a folder.
(The file is placed in 'Send to').
If I use the following code:
for %%* in (.) do set CurrentFolder=%%~n* "C:\Program Files\WinRar\WinRar" a -afzip "%CurrentFolder%.xpi"
The file name is that of the current folder (correct).
All files are archived whether I select one file or multiple files (wrong).
Selected folders are not archived (wrong).
If I use the following code:
set file=%~f1 "C:\Program Files\WinRar\WinRar" a -afzip "%file:~0,-4%.xpi" %1
The file name is that of the file on which I right click (correct).
Only that file is archived even if multiple files are selected (wrong).


How can I know if a single item is selected or more?
What's the condition syntax?
How can I include folders in the archive?
Thank you.

A:Command line - Some questions

The %1 should be wrapped in double quotes in case there's a space in the file path.

But as to multiple selections, this is what I was talking about with "single instance" behavior. What Explorer does is launch the program for each file selected during the right click. The only way to avoid getting a copy of the program per file is single instance. Meaning the first copy of the program to run has to get control of some system object or file. Subsequent copies try and fail, since the first already has the resource. So secondary copies use some means to transfer the command tail to the first copy. The first copy is expecting this and has the mechanism to receive it.

It's tough to do with batch. A better choice may be a scripting language. There ae many free ones. Python, AutoHotkey, VBScript etc..

Passing the command tail uses IPC or InterProcess Communication. There are many methods. Which is "easy" tends to vary with the language used. But you might check some VBScript or Python archives. You might find some already written that may be adaptable to your task.

Edit: this site is a good source:
http://www.planetsourcecode.com/vb/default.asp?lngWId=1

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found this at another site ...pretty useful :

An A-Z Index of the Windows NT/XP command line

ADDUSERS Add or list users to/from a CSV file
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
ASSOC Change file extension associations
ASSOCIAT One step file association
AT Schedule a command to run at a later time
ATTRIB Change file attributes

BROWSTAT Get domain, browser and PDC info

CACLS Change file permissions
CALL Call one batch program from another
CD Change Directory - move to a specific Folder
CHANGE Change Terminal Server Session properties
CHKDSK Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
CHKNTFS Check the NTFS file system
CHOICE Accept keyboard input to a batch file
CIPHER Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
CleanMgr Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin
CLEARMEM Clear memory leaks
CLIP Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard.
CLS Clear the screen
CLUSTER Windows Clustering
CMD Start a new CMD shell
COLOR Change colours of the CMD window
COMP Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
COMPACT Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition
COMPRESS Compress individual files on an NTFS partition
CON2PRT Connect or disconnect a Printer
CONVERT Convert a FAT drive to NTFS.
COPY Copy one or more files to another location
CSVDE Import or Export Active Directory data

DATE Display or set the date
Dcomcnfg DCOM Configuration Utility
DEFRAG Defragment hard drive
DEL Delete one or more files
DELPROF Delete NT user profiles
DELTREE Delete a folder and all subfolders
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A:command line list

You can also see anytime on your on XP computer by running:

hh.exe ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm

If you feel you want to access it frequently to learn, just create a shortcut on your desktop.
 

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The computer is hung up... it does not launch explore.exe therefore it hangs at the desktop image. Can I uninstall from the command line? how difficult is that? Macafee is there in the task manager and i would disable it.....

how do you launch a program from the command line? it appears that everthing that needs a cool interface does not run....

A:Can I uninstall from a command line?

Hello saidblade

Do you know what has caused the problem? Were you installing/uninstalling something? If not it could be malware.

CTRL + ALT + DEL to open Task Manager
File/New Task RUN and type in
explorer.exe
OK

That might get explorer running for you.

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Hello All,

I need a command line to run the ntbackup in Windows 2000 server. It should backup everything on the C: & D: drives, and the system state, I want it to varify, and automatically over-write what ever is on the tape and create a basic log (total completed bytes and errors).

The biggest problem I have had in the past with running ntbackup out of a batch file is getting it to over-write the tapeno matter what.

Thanks for your input in advance.

Chris
 

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I am a long time programmer and computer science professor, since 1979.
I grew up with the command line and like it just fine.
But Windows 7 seems to change the GUI way of doing things and not mess with the command line.

Yesterday I was at the command prompt and went to C:\users\Stockwell
and then did a "dir". I saw several directories, but there was no "My Documents" listed. I did
cd "My Documents"
and it worked!
Then I copied over several .xls files from a USB key. I did a dir to see them.
It showed nothing!
Then I ran Excel 2003 (I can't stand Office '07!) to open them -- and they all showed up in My Documents and I opened them.
What the hell gives here?

A:libraries and the command line

Did you create another folder called 'My Documents' ? If you did, I would think it would be listed under Documents. (click the arrow next to Documents)

I created a 'My Pictures' folder

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I want to open several URLs from a task scheduler so that they all appear in the same IE9 window as separate tabs. How is this possible?

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