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How to end process by command line?

Question: How to end process by command line?

Hi!

I'm using for (force) end some processes only task manager.
It can be nice solution how to end process by command line, or even force end process - without opening task manager.
Simple process ending items to add to context menu 'cause I need to end only specific processes.

Is it possible?
If, how?

Thank you for each help.
Miro

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Answer: How to end process by command line?

Maybe this will help?
http://tweaks.com/windows/39559/kill-processes-from-command-prompt/

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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.

Answer: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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How can I do close the specific program is running when keyboard and mouse is idle?

Answer:kill process windows xp command line

amir ganji, esc?HTH.Ed in Texas.

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original post here


Per "NEW INSTRUCTIONS"

*I could not get
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GMER:
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to run. "open file - security warning" from XP - I select run and nothing happens. I dwnld twice and tried a dozen times.

NOTE: ARK.txt is not included


after virus disguised as anti virus program performing scan popped up I set into immediate action to stop it. I did by deleting pre-fetch files in safe mode then running hijackthis and deleting suspicious entries and running regcure.

After multiple reboots and 5 hours everything is fine EXCEPT ie6 starts as process but never "pops up" - once it did after 30 minutes however now it crashes w/ send info to ms.

I figured out that the image for that process has a command line of:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe" hxxp://www.alert4find.com/ac.php?aid=90&sid=v5 - the url always being different.

I can't figure out how to make the process stop running...

I can start ie6 myself, it goes to my homepage and acts normal no crash. I must have stopped the virus in its tracks from causing havoc on my pc - leaving this small headache.



DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by -jgotit at 20:18:30.98 on Sun 05/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.297 [GMT -4:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch ... Read more

Answer:ie runs bg process and ie image command line redirects - but nothing happens

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Please explain why this computer has no antivirus program installed and running. This is an open invitation for infection.

It can take as little as eight seconds to infect an unprotected computer.

Please keep this computer offline except when downloading tools and posting in the forum until we get one installed. Let me know your intentions for an antivirus program.

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I need to see a rootkit scan before I can help you.

Download RootRepeal.zip to your Desktop and click 'Extract all files' to extract the compressed file to it's own folder.
Double-click on RootRepeal.exe to run it.
Click on the 'Report' tab, and then click on 'Scan'.
A window opens asking what to include in the scan.
Check the following boxes then click 'OK':
Drivers
Files
Processes
SSDT
Stealth Objects
Hidden Services You will then be asked which drive to scan.
Check C: (or the drive your operating system is installed on, if not C:)
Click 'OK' once again.
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Hi,

I have searched high and low and can't find anything on this issue.

I dwnld codec.exe and did not execute however one of the fake win anti virus popped up. I immediately restarted, booted into safe, deleted the most recent pre-fetch files including the one for the .exe - at this point there had not been any startup registry entries I don't think. At restart I immediately ran hijackthis and deleted known problems, ran reg cure and rebooted.

Two things I saw - the only two things I deleted were:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

They're back now.

All is fine though and its been about 3 hours however I've been watching my processes. HERE IS THE PROBLEM.

ie6 starts its own process but it takes 30 minutes to pop up if at all. I looked into the properties of the process image and the command line looks like this:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe" h**p://www. alert4find. com/ac.php?aid=90&sid=v5 (edited permalink)

I've searched my registry to no avail. What can do to remove this entry wherever it may be calling from?

This is the case even when the two entries I mentioned are deleted.

If I open ie it runs normal - no redirects or anything... I'm pretty sure I barely escaped the doom of the virus I dwnld.

Any help is appreciated.

Here is my hijackthis log w/ the ie process running.



Logfile of Tr... Read more

Answer:ie runs bg process and ie image command line redirects - but nothing happens

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

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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?
 

Answer: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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i want start a Run a scheduled task via command line like this:

Code:

%SystemRoot%\system32\taskschd.msc /Run /TN "RegIdleBackup"
when i run the cmd in the prompt as admin the shedular task GUI pop up but the task not start.

Is there a solution?

Is the problem related to windows 10 ?

Answer:Run a scheduled task via command line via command line

Hi, assuming you want to set up a scheduled registry backup, why not take advantage of this free tool, which also offers various repairs?

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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.
 

Answer: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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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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Answer: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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I have created a manuals package. The package has a main file that everything else is linked to. I can create a self extracting exe program from pkzip application. What I don't know how to do is have the program create a shortcut to the main file from this program. If it is not possible to do this with pkzip then what application will do this.i.e. I want to have something say "Would you like to create a shortcut to Manuals or your desktop?" in the or any file extraction application.Thank youRJT

Answer:How to create self extracting command line command

You can create a WinScript file (.vbs extension)Example:set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")         strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")         set oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop & "\Shortcut Script.lnk")         oShellLink.TargetPath = WScript.ScriptFullName         oShellLink.WindowStyle = 1         oShellLink.Hotkey = "CTRL+SHIFT+F"         oShellLink.IconLocation = "notepad.exe, 0"         oShellLink.Description = "Shortcut Script"         oShellLink.WorkingDirectory = strDesktop         oShellLink.SaveYou'll have to change the parameters for your own situation. Good Luck!

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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! :)

Answer:[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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If I use the power icon and thenclick sleep my backup software will wake up my computer and backup run myschedule.
If I use any of the followingcommand lines, the software cannot wake my computer, I have ran ?powercfg/h /off? at C:\windows\system32 in Powershell as administrator
Does anyone know of a bettercommand to put the computer to sleep?
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exepowrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Standby
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exepowrprof.dll, SetSuspendState Standby
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exePowrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep 0,1,0
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll, SetSuspendStateSleep 0,1,0
Doyou know of a better command to put the computer to sleep

I downloaded psshutdown
C:\Windows\psshutdown.exe -d -t xx xx= number of sec till sleep

Answer:Win 10 home 64 bit command line Sleep command

JimO said:

If I use the power icon and thenclick sleep my backup software will wake up my computer and backup run myschedule.
If I use any of the followingcommand lines, the software cannot wake my computer, I have ran?powercfg/h /off? at C:\windows\system32 in Powershell as administrator
Does anyone know of a bettercommand to put the computer to sleep?
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exepowrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Standby
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exepowrprof.dll, SetSuspendState Standby
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exePowrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep 0,1,0
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll, SetSuspendStateSleep 0,1,0
Doyou know of a better command to put the computer to sleep



The first one simply turns Hibernation off, disables Fast Startup, and deletes the system file hiberfil.sys. I'm not aware of connection with Sleep or waking up on a trigger. I have these settings, as stated, on my machine, and I can still put it to sleep and wake it up. I'm not familiar with the last four at all, although sleep states are usually (I think) set in the BIOS. Whatever is set there is available in the OS. S0-S4, I think. Maybe S5.

A little more info here: NO Hibernation just SLEEP

Also, you might want to check your advanced power plan settings to see if you have enabled wake timers.

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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.
 

Answer: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 ?

Answer: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 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.
 

Answer: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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Question: command line

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

Answer: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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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

Answer: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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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?
 

Answer:how do you get a command line?

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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!
 

Answer:Command Line Reg help

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

Answer: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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Question: Command line

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.

Answer: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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Question: command line

is it possible to creat an admin account through a non admin account via command line?

Wolf
 

Answer:command line

Not without admin rights, no.
 

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Question: AOL Command Line?

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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Question: Command Line

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.
 

Answer:Command Line

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

c:\Program Files\etc.....
 

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Question: command line

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.
 

Answer: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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Question: Run Command Line

Anybody know the Run command to show ip address' etc on a XP and Vista machine. Cheers all

Answer:Run Command Line

I know that you start with cmd

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Question: Command Line

Do any of you guys know how to restart a network card? (disable/enable) from the command line in windows (particularly windows server 2003). I want to create a batch script to restart this if the server can't connect to something on the internet after a certain time period.

I'm having a problem with a network card just stopping to respond for some reason and the only way I can get it to work again is to restart it that way unless i want to restart the whole server. I had this problem with another server as well. About all I can think of is either the switch is malfunctioning or i'm screwing up some sort of dns issue.
 

Answer:Command Line

wouldn't it make more sense to try and figure out what is causing your problems? Patching things with duct tape won't get you far.
 

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Question: Command Line Help

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.)
 

Answer: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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Question: Command Line

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

Thanks-

Answer: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)
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Question: 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!
 

Answer: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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Question: command line

how do you change the messenger startup setting from disabled to automatic through the command line.

Answer:command line

can't. you have to change it to manual in the control panel before you can change it on the cmd line.

services.msc
change setting. Then use cmd for the rest...

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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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Question: command-line log?

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
 

Answer:command-line log?

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

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Ok short version first

I need to find a way to put the output of one program into the command line of another.

Dates.exe -> 6-3-2005
Zip %dates%.zip *.html
output into 6-3-2005.zip
is basicly what I want to do

If that doesn't make sence heres the long version

I have a stat program that generates html files, now in order to sort them I want to use the date as a filename for the zip file. So I have a date program that outputs the right format and a command line archive utility(zip program). .... MY Problem is I can't figure out how to set a variable from a txt file or output of the Date program, or use the output of the Date program in the command line of the zip program.

If anyonw can help please do.

Answer:Need some command line help

anyone?

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Question: command line

Are there any Windows equivalent commands for the following commands on Linux:

1.to launch a process one after another U type this:

Code:
foo1 && foo2 && foo3 & ...
2.to launch a process with a certain delay U type the following:

Code:
at +5min foo
3.to launch a process from a terminal but only in the background U just type & at the end of command.
 

Answer:command line

"at" is a simple dos command that still exists. type "help at" at the command prompt. Same for the "&&" placeholder (eg. dir && edit lists directory contents and starts the editor after that).
 

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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
 

Answer:How do i use the command line in xp

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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.

Answer: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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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

Answer: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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Question: command line

How do I create a batch file that will execute an exe and have this syntax "omnimm -repository_barcode_scan HP:UHDL-LTO_eilrhmw001" follow through:-e.gecho offstart "C:\program files\omniback\bin\omnimm.exe" omnimm -repository_barcode_scan HP:UHDL-LTO_eilrhmw001What I would like to know is how can the above action be incooperated to the exe file when it is executed?

Answer:command line

combine the line.eg.echo offstart "C:\Program Files\omniback\bin\omnimm.exe -repository_barcode_scan HP:UHDL-LTO_eilrhmw001"that should be what you need (tested on XP SP2, works for me)

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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?
 

Answer: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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Question: DOS Command Line

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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Answer: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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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

Answer: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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... display an HTML file in the command prompt?

I know I've seen it before...

You go into command prompt, give the command or commands, and it would display the html file... obviously as text, with some information before it and so forth.

Does anyone know what it is/how to do it? I can't remember where I saw it and I can't remember how to do it...
 

Answer:Command line command to...

type filename.txt or in your case, type filename.html
 

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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.
 

Answer:SET command in Command Line

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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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Can some one tell me how to navigate the command line? I need to get from c:\documents and settings\user to programs\program

Answer:how to navigate the command line

Hi there...not sure what you mean by Programs\Program...Program Files??

type:

cd \program files\'Name of folder'

Does that help?

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Anyone know of a fairly easy to use command line program that'll allow me to connect to these networks. I've tried CenterICQ, I can connect and see my list etc, but I cannot seem to send or recieve messages. Maybe if someone could explain that would be great, else, an easier one would be nice.

It needs to work on Windows XP (Pro) SP2.

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Hello
Does anyone know any good command line calculator? Something like Matlab, but freeware.
Thanks
Ufo

Answer:command line calculator

i dont have an answer to your question but i have a question for you. y are you using a command line calculator?

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[font=&quot]Ok here is what I am trying to do.
I am trying to figure out the switches that can be used for intellisync via the command line.
I want to setup a schedule so I can have a calendar in one program synchronize with outlook without having to login and out of the program.

I am looking at doing this for a user who is trying to get the two calendars synchronized when her boss is in a meeting or if she cant get in to his office before she leaves at night. As she is in charge of his calendar.

I have been able to figure out one switch /r for run...but other than that I have failed.

I have done many google searches but I can't seem to find what I am looking for.

If anyone can help me with this one I owe you big time.

thanks in advance

Master-s[/font]
 

Answer:intellisync Via the command line

I'd explore through the in-built help files.

You could also try help on the command line.

Try the command with the /? switch, /help /h -h --h...-?
Or some combination of the sort.
 

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As always, I come to the forums as a last resort. You guys haven't let me down so far...

Anyway, I'm trying to figure out how to run Symantec Ghost Console (part of the Solution Suite) completely from the command line. In terms of functionality, everything is working from the GUI, but I want to replicate everything that I've done there in the command line.

I've tried running "ghost.exe", but it won't run outside of DOS (and I need to stay in Windows). I know that "ngcons.exe" lets me execute tasks, but I need to be able to create tasks, place computers into groups, etc.

I have Ghost Console running on a Win2K3 machine, and a bunch of other computers running Ghost Client (also on Win2K3 machines). Any ideas?
 

Answer:Ghost from the command line

so you want to start a ghost session from inside windows?
 

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Hi,
I am trying to run a command line prompt utility from Microsoft on windows 7. Sure I am doing something wrong, after I click the downloaded .exe file the command prompt pops up briefly then disappears. Can someone explain the basics of running a command line utility on win7? Thanks!


This is the one I am trying to run....(this is just one of many on this site http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...s/default.aspx)

Whois

Answer:How to run a command line utility?

Please explain in further detail. I can get to the sight, but don't know what you are after.

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A few days ago I tried to install something but it wouldn't let me, said something about a corrupt file, so I did a system recovery tonight(yes I can be a little impulsive), and when I tried to install msn, firefox and torrent downloader it wouldn't let me, it said something along the lines of

msn: low memory (for file swap) or problem in cabinet file

firefox: corrupt file and /nrcr command line

torrent downloader: corrupt file.

I did a disk clean and defrag, ran an anti virus and it still doesn't work..any one can help?
 

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Hi there,

I need to work with xcopy to resolve a crc error with an Outlook Express file. Unfortunately when I type the following:

cd Documents and Settings I receive the following response:

Too many parameters - Documents

I cannot copy the file in question in Windows so I am using the Dos commands.

Any ideas?

Any good freeware crc error fixer apps out there?

Thanks for any help and/or wisdom

Malcolm
 

Answer:Command Line Problem

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How can I set this via command-line or registry? I need a way to automatically launch "Explorer c:\folder\myfolder" with a view appropriate for long filenames on any Windows Vista/Win7 PC.

Answer:How can I set this via command-line or registry?

Type c:\windows\explorer.exe X:\folder\subfolder /e on Notepad, save as a batch file with .bat extension. Copy file to C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup to open X:\Folder\Subfolder in Explorer in Details view every time you log in to your user account, or to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp if you want this to happen on all user accounts.

Kari

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Good Morning All,
 
I have been looking for a tutorial on creating a batch file to uninstall a program and remove any registry keys associated with it.
 
For example, we want to uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection v. 12.  I used their suggested approach which is to run msiexec.exe /q/x <product code> from the command line after manually finding the product code in the regedit.  I want to know how to query the registry for the product code (which is under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall), because we have it on 150 workstations and I have only looked at about 25 machines and there are 6 different product uninstall codes so far.
 
I want to query the product code, then run the cmd msiexec.exe /q/x <product code> to uninstall the product.
 
Can anyone help with this scenario or point me to a good tutorial of how to use reg query?
 
Thanks,
Brent

Answer:Using Command Line for Reg Query

REG /QUERY \\MACHINENAME\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
 
Where MACHINENAME is the name of the remote machine.
 
Run REG /QUERY /? for more help and examples.

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is there a command line tool to convert a IP into a hostname and vice vera? im sure there is, but dunno where to find it


 

Answer:Command line lookup

NSLOOKUP
 

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Question: Command line usage

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.

Answer: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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Dear fellow geeks,

I would like to ask your opinion; if there was a tutorial
series, that teaches command line for say, SOHO or small
business owners, or students, or administrators, or IT interns; if it was
provided on dvd, along with manuals, and plenty of illustrations,
examples, and breakdowns completely explaining every switch,
option,
variable, statement, condition, etc along with website support;
and loadable files to use as examples to study on, what would you
think of it along with the pros and cons?

Please dont get me wrong; Its just that ive read several manuals on the
subject, and theyre so technical, and cryptic, its easy to struggle. Lucky for me, ive
become good at understanding this subject.
I simply believe that I can do a better job of explaining command line concepts, and batch
scripting so that the average person can really understand. For example, are you familiar
with the "video professor" series that uses a very user friendly approach to teaching?
The illustrations are presented with pre selected mouse movements on the screen that show
you exactly where to move your mouse, and click, step by step. Though command line is mouse,
and GUI free, I think something similar to showing each command typed, and entered with
results presented, and explained (before the student types in anything, just like the
"video professor" series) would go a long way to helping the student understand. I would
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Answer:command line tutorial

Personally I don't think you'd find much interest in this. Usually the only people who want to touch command line are the more advanced users. The ones who arn't so good just stick with the GUI.

Of course when it comes to windows the help provided for average commands in 2000/XP is pretty good already. They even include sample usuage. For example if you look up the taskkill command you'll see it includes this

Examples:
TASKKILL /S system /F /IM notepad.exe /T
TASKKILL /PID 1230 /PID 1241 /PID 1253 /T
TASKKILL /F /IM notepad.exe /IM mspaint.exe
TASKKILL /F /FI "PID ge 1000" /FI "WINDOWTITLE ne untitle*"
TASKKILL /F /FI "USERNAME eq NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" /IM notepad.exe
TASKKILL /S system /U domain\username /FI "USERNAME ne NT*" /IM *
TASKKILL /S system /U username /P password /FI "IMAGENAME eq note*"

It also explains it all above. It's really as clear as it gets for command line stuff.

Now if you meant linux command line, then maybe that would be nice. I find the manuals for linux command lines to almost always be lacking in detail. Of course after using linux awhile you just get used to it and you're OK. And since linux/unix isn't something normal users really play around with much, I yet again wouldn't see much use for it.

Even if you did a good job with it, very few linux/unix users would ever be bothered to read/use it. They all just u... Read more

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Ok so how do I write a program or script to automate command line functions. Example being I want a shortcut to open the command line and run "ipconfig /all"

Yeah it's stupid simple but eventually I'd like to expand this to automate further functions.

Knowledge... C++.

Answer:How do I automate command line?

Every command parser on every OS allows for some level of scripting. On Windows you can use a batch file, on Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, and others you can use a Bash script file. In both cases the files are basically lists of commands to carry out as if you were typing them one-at-a-time into the command line.

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I've been using this command to put my computer into sleep mode:Rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState SleepI reinstalled windows today and now its putting my computer into hibernate, or a hibernate-like mode.what setting did i change on my old installation that im not doing now?

Answer:Sleep from the command line

Greetings,You'll need to disable hibernation for the that command to initiate standby. Type the following.. powercfg -hibernate off. After hibernation has been disabled everything should work as planned.

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I have tried accessing the command line by the following route:

Start
Run
cmd

I get the black window titled c:\windows\system32\cmd.com with a flashing cursor but it will not accept any of my keystrokes. Can anyone help?

Thanks
 

Answer:Command line in XP Home

are you logged in to an admin account?
 

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Is it possible to download a file with a direct link via the command prompt in windows xp/2000 for use in a batch file? What command do you use?

I tried "copy http://ftp.newaol.com/aim/win95/Install_AIM.exe C:\Temp"...and that didn't work =)
 

Answer:Command Line Options

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Where can I find a command-line utility that is either freeware or open source that will run from the Windows XP command line to extract *.gz files and *.tar files?Thanks.Phil.

Answer:Command-line decompression for *.gz

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000506.htm

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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
 

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

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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
 

Answer:XP Pro command line question...

so, would this work:

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

???
 

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I am using Visual C++ 2010 Express. My main program starts

int APIENTRY _tWinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
LPTSTR lpCmdLine,
int nCmdShow)

I want to be able to set some parameters on the command line when the program is executed, probably from a shortcut with the appropriate values set there.
However, when I look at the last two items nCmdShow is 1, and lpCmdLine is blank.
I have tried using GetCommandLine and that has also returned a blank string.

I have tried adding a parameter to the properties of the shortcut but this has made no difference.
Am I missing something?
 

Answer:Command line parameters in C++

I'm not a C++ programmer, but my understanding is you need to have a main() function declared which holds to parameters: the number of command line arguments and an array of their values.
 

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Question: Command line error

Hi,


I'm having troubles whit my cmd. shortly, this is how it looks like :


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Masaa>ipconfig
'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Masaa>help
'help' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Masaa>

tryed to check help from http://internet.cybermesa.com/~bstew...dprompt.html#6, but no help. I would preciate if you could help me alittle.



Matti Lehmus

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So I've got another command line problem. I am trying to create and edit batch files on a win 7 core i7 system. So I get to the root c directory, type edit, hit enter, and it says "edit is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Why won't it open the editor?

Answer:another command line problem

Which editor are you trying to open? "Edit" is not any command line phrase I know of...

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so i am trying to change the name of a picture in my windows 7 system through the command line. I dont want to use the gui. I enter REN , space, then the name of the file (IMAG0076.jpg), space, then CONTAINER.jpg. But it wont do it. It says, "system file not found", but I knbow that picture exists. Why won't it rename the picture?

Answer:command line problem

are you in the location where the file is located?

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everytime i try and start a command line program, the program flickers then exits, this is extremely irritating and i am trying to run command lines with no luck pleaseee help me out on this one!

Answer:Command line error!!

Howdy d213753

Are you clicking Run..the typing in command? Also you can try typing in cmd.exe

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A few weeks ago I tried to download the new msn messenger and it couldn't be installed, it said corrupted file. I chose to ignore it cause it was just msn, then two days ago I was installing photoshop and the same thing. So I did a system recovery, thinking it was just that my computer was too full of junk, and when I rebooted, I tried re-installing firefox, msn, abc, and it says various message for some it says: low disk space (for file swapping) or a damaged cabinet file, and for others it says :

NSIS Error

The installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete
this could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed download or a virus

You may want to contact the author to obtain another copy

It may be possible to skip this check using the /ncrc command line switch

It's not a virus, cause I ran norton and nothing came up..can anyone help me with this???

Answer:Can't seem to install anything..command line

Hi seansmythe and welcome to TSF !

What's your hard drive brand and model ? If you have no idea you can go to the device manager (start => run => devmgmt.msc), expand disk drives and tell us the exact model ID you'll see.

Do you have the XP CD ?

Check the event viewer : start => run => eventvwr.msc. Search the different sections there. Report the recent errors and warnings with the name of the source, the event # and the text under description when you double-click the error (you'll have to highlight the text and use ctrl+c/ctrl+v to copy/paste it since right-click doesn't work there).

Could you post your system specs ? Check the link in my sig. If this is a laptop brand and model will do. If this is a desktop we'll need the infos about your power supply. Open the case and tell us what you see on the sticker that's on the side of the power supply block : brand, model, total wattage and amperage on each rail.

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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.
 

Answer: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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Hi,

I'm writing a little program in VB6 to link in with our new intranet we are building.

It's got some buttons on it as shortcuts to info pages.
The url is something like:
http://server/cgi_bin/abc.pl?id=1&name=mike

When the button is clicked, it launches IE via the command line, with the right page.

This works fine in Win95, but in Win NT & 2000 the url gets chopped off at the &

The command I'm using is:
start http://server/cgi_bin/abc.pl?id=1&name=mike

As I say, fine in Win98, just NT & 2000, same problem if you type the command at the command prompt.

Cheers
Mike
 

Answer:Ampersands on command line

To get ampersands to work properly on the command line in Win2k/XP, you need to put quotes around either just the ampersand, or everything from the ampersand on.

For example:

start http://server/cgi_bin/abc.pl?id=1"&"name=mike

-or-

start http://server/cgi_bin/abc.pl?id=1"&name=mike"

Hope this helps.

...
 

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While readind a link in a post for athread here I ran across this article. Good for those who like using command line programs and utilities. Also explains use of some and links to good other code. One I found interesting was UnixUtils. It's a windows port of alot of unix type commands. I keep a toolkit folder already with normal 'windows' programs and now will make another. Article shows how to place it in the 'path' so you just need the command name not the fully qualified path to use the commands directly.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/command-line-toolkit-for-windows/
 

Answer:Command-Line toolkit

Hi Imandy

Yeah the CMD line can be really useful in may circumstances, not used as much these days but I still rely on a few commands a lot for troubleshooting especially network issues and tracert is great for that.

The guide is good but missed a fair bit out, while I think they are concentrating on the general commands the full list and explanations are HERE @ TechNet (TechNet/MSDN is a great resource that should be read at times, while its aimed at technical folk, its still apt for many issues ot advice you may need)
 

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i have a few computers at my house and they all use windows. I want to control them via command line and i have a few questions about that.

1. What commands do I use to show the current work group my user is in, the current user that's logged in and current password my user uses to log in.

2.Do the same commands work for windows visa and 7

3.Can I change a setting via command line that will allow remote desktop connection to a computer?
 

Answer:Command line questions

1.Users are not in Work Groups. Computers are. Users are assigned to Local Groups. Your are not going to show the password. That is encrypted. Type the command SET at the cmd prompt and you will see a few things you want.

2. Pretty much. Plus they have a few more options.

3. Can't recall. I think you can toggle that on and off with the registry. I am sure if you Google searched you might find an anszwer.
 

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Ok, maybe I'm an idiot or this just doesn't plain work, here is what I am trying to do:

I open a new command line window and it defaults me to the root directory of my C: drive. I am trying to access my desktop at c:\documents and settings\username\desktop and when I try to cd to this directory this is what I get:


Code:
C:\>cd doc*
Invalid directory

C:\>cd Documents and Settings
Too many paramaters - and

C:\>cd Documents*
Invalid directory

WTF? I very rarely use DOS anymore, in fact this is a work laptop and I think it is time to install cygwin, at least Linux command line works Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Win XP command line problems

It'll want the 8 character shortcut for filenames larger than 8 characters. The format is the first 6 characters followed by a ~1. So "Documents and settings" would be "docume~1".

Try "cd docume~1" and see what happens.

Also - cd doc* won't work in dos. The CD command doesn't accept wildcards (the * )
 

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What does this program do, why does it come up in zone alarm for permission to access the internet??
Thanks
 

Answer:Command Line Utility

What program? There are many "command line" utilities out there.
 

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I have the AA A to B routing program. When started one has to load in the routing data. From help it states that the routing data can be automatically loaded by altering the Command Line Options.It doesn't tell you how to do this, can anyone help.I am running Windows XP.

Answer:Command Line Options A to B

f you right click on the program icon, and look in properetoes, you will se an entry for Target.This is basically the command to start the program - it probably has quotes at the start and end on the entry.You add the command line modification after a space, after the end of the command line - but before the final quotes.

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I am working through a FBI virus notebook running Windows 7.

Using Kickstart I know which files I need to remove.

The file is "skype.dat" in the App Data\Roaming folder.

When I go into command prompt from the Repair Console the App data folder is hidden.

I'm currently trying the shards attribute but I'm getting alot of "access denied" reports from tmp files. I can't tell if it's endlessly looping or if it has yet to run through the entire folder.

Is there another way to get into this folder? I've done this process several times before but this is the first time I've been unable to access the App Data folder. There isn't a password set for the user.

I remember now that I'm signed on as the user...I've no idea if it's an admin account or not. I'll try to access another account and work at it from that angle.

My question is this: What would the proper DOS command be to make hidden folders visible? Not just visible but also to manipulate them and the files within? Is the -s-h-a-r/d/s the only way?
 

Answer:Solved: Command line help!!!

EDIT: Figured it out. Thanks anyway.
 

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Is there a way to run a batch zip job from the command line in windows, or do i need a third party program (like 7zip)?
 

Answer:Windows - Command Line Zip

What version of windows?

For Xp you can use compact.exe /? to find all the switches for the built-in compression utility, but I don't know if it works with anything newer.
 

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Hi,i use a 24 hours time clock under my windows OS.if i use a command line like the following ones:Code: [Select]set t=%time%
set tm=%t:~0,2%%t:~3,2%%t:~6,2%
and time is 09:52:38 in the morning, the %t% will be equal to " 9:52:38".instead of that i would like to get "09:52:38", so the hours with a 0 in front of them.how can i do that ?thanks a lot,A.

Answer:command line to get time with 0

1. Use string replacement to change all spaces in %tm% to zeroes. In fact there will only ever be one space, at the start, when the hour is 0 to 9.Code: [Select]@echo off
set t=%time%
set tm=%t:~0,2%%t:~3,2%%t:~6,2%
set tmzero=%tm: =0%
echo      t = "%t%"
echo     tm = "%tm%"
echo tmzero = "%tmzero%"Output...Code: [Select]     t = " 8:32:14.07"
    tm = " 83214"
tmzero = "083214"Alternatively...2. Maybe you prefer to test if the first character (offset 0) of %tm% is a space, and if it is, make a new string composed of a zero character and the characters of %tm% from position 2 (offset 1) to the endCode: [Select]@echo off
set t=%time%
set tm=%t:~0,2%%t:~3,2%%t:~6,2%
if "%tm:~0,1%"==" " set tmzero=0%tm:~1%
echo      t = "%t%"
echo     tm = "%tm%"
echo tmzero = "%tmzero%"
Output...Code: [Select]     t = " 8:41:39.75"
    tm = " 84139"
tmzero = "084139"Alain, since your name sounds like you are French or at least francophone. I would like to tell you that although I am rosbif de chez rosbif, I am a big fan of a French rock group called INDOCHINE. Have you heard of them?

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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

Answer:Can't add user via command line

Have you tried doing this via an elevated command prompt? Right click on the start button icon and select Command Prompt (Admin)

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So I'm geting a new Hard drive for my HTPC and I Watched and Saved all of my TV Shows and Movies to another HDD but is there any way I can save the directory tree (The whole list of Directires and all of the Sub direcories in each folder) To a Text file
Maybe along the lines of some thing like this

Code:

G:\
G:\ Recorded TV Shows\
G:\Recorded TV Shows\Family Guy
G:\Recorded TV Shows\American Dad

But in order and with all of my folder and subfolders Thanks
 

Answer:Command Line\ Dos GURUS I need Help

A few methods:

dir /s g:\ > "%userprofile%\Desktop\filelist.txt"

dir /s /b g:\ > "%userprofile%\Desktop\filelist.txt"

dir /s /w g:\ > "%userprofile%\Desktop\filelist.txt"

Each of those should leave a file on your desktop. I recomend the third one.
 

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I have a problem getting the command line to map a drive, I'm using the command:
NET USE {DRIVELETTER}: \\COMPUTER NAME\RESOURCE SHARE

and it gives me the message that the network name cannot be found. I have tried the same command trying to map different shares in servers and computers running the following:

WNT 4.0
W2K Pro
W2K Advanced Server
W2K Server

They all seem to work fine, but the resource on the 2k server that i'm trying to reach will not. Mapping it through the GUI will work, and getting to the resource with the run command also will work. I did map another resource on the same server with succes, except for the resource that i need. The folder i'm trying has subfolders that are restricted using group membership, the restrictions work fine. That is not the problem, because we are getting in through the GUI.
Do any of you guys have come across this? Or better yet can you tell another way of mapping a drive with a batch file?
 

Answer:Mapping with the command line

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Does anybody know how to utilize Windows Integrated Zip/Unzip functionality from the command line?
 

Answer:Command Line Functionality

Type zip and press Enter at the command prompt for usage and switches. (unzip is its analogue.)

If you have some specific questions, post back please.

HTH

chris.
 

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Hey all,

I'm after a program that will log exactly what my computer is doing and how, so if i open a program it will show me "start devmgmt.msc" for when device manager is opened, or something like that, as I am into doing my little batch files (as we all do ) - Does anyone know if a piece of software exists?

Thanks!!!

Answer:Command line ?Scanner?

Many programs do that, for example:
Keystroke Recorder - Keystroke Logger - Log Keystrokes - Download Key stroke Recorder

Hope it helps.

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I'm using WinRAR 3.51 regged. I was wondering if there is a way to set a compression level of a single file type in the command line. I use the -M5 switch for the archive, but I currently use the -ms switch for pdf files. I'd like to pdf's to M1 compression level, as it does slightly compress the pdf files, and there are 5000+ pdf files. There are also 5000+ txt files as well, so I do not want to change the global setting compression level to a lower value. Unfortunely the -M5 setting takes too long on pdf files to use it on these files. I didn't see any switch that would allow this, something like the -ms switch where you could set a compression level. Is this possible?

Here is my command line setting currently:

c:\progra~1\winrar\winrar a -r -M5 -MD4096 -Y -O+ -Ppassword -EP -ac -vn -ep1 -agDD-MMM-YY -mspdf;jpg;mp3;zip;rar -apGulfMedia-D "C:\backups\web.rar" "S:\*.*"

I'm figuring no one may know, but I figured it was worth a shot. I already emailed their support about this but I don't know if or when they will answer.
 

Answer:WinRAR command line

You can't have 2 different compression levels in one archive.
 

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