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Question: Command line in DOS

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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Preferred Solution: Command line in DOS

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.
 

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 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.





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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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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

Yes, I DO realise that in the time I have spent fiddling about with Command Line and composing this Post I COULD have done the whole thing Manually, BUT I have Sixty Five separate Authors to create Directories (Folders)... Read more

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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)
/F:OFF Disable file and... Read more

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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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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: 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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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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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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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

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: 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

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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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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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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... 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'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.
 

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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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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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i picked up instructions from http://www.dimensional.com/~sitaram/...ows-users.html on how to burn a cd from the command line using xp. I ran through the instructions just fine but when i got a directory listing from the final cd, the old data that should have been erased was still there. I tried to erase the data again but it still did not erase, see attached gif.

Answer:burn cd from command line xp

If that's a CD-RW just try a CD-R

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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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Hello!

I want to edit the file that DOS executes automatically when it opens. I tried putting my commands in C:\autoexec.bat and C:\Windows\System32\autoexec.nt. After rebooting, the commands still weren't executed when I open command line.

Where is the file that DOS reads commands from automatically when it starts???

Thanks!

Answer:QUESTION ABOUT DOS (command line)

This was done away with in Vista. Windows now boots from the BCD and you'll have to learn to edit the BCD (Boot Configuration Data).

Here's a link on it: Boot Configuration Data Editor Frequently Asked Questions
And here's a whitepaper on it: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system...mware/bcd.mspx

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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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Hi

I originally posted in the software forum asking why I couldn't access the command line. I was redirected to this forum and followed the instructions for removing malware. This appears to have solved my problem but I would appreciate if someone could check the attached files to confirm I have no further issues.

Many thanks
 

Answer:Access to Command Line

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Did you download and install the below password stealing trojan yourself?

Code:

Hacktool:Hacktool/MSNpass.B Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Stu\My Documents\Problem Solvers\MessenPass\mspass.exe
Hacktool:Hacktool/MSNpass.B Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Stu\My Documents\Problem Solvers\mspass_setup.exe[mspass.exe]

Read this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/MSpass.exe-13318.html

Look in Add/Remove programs and uninstall StripSaver2 if found.

Now copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixme.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.




REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA}]Click to expand...

Now reboot into Safe Mode and use Windows Explorer to delete the below:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Totem Shared\Update\Bpk.dll.130
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Totem Shared\Update\Distribution.dll.047
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Totem Shared\Update\Windows.dll.073
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Totem Shared\Update\WindowsEx.dll.043
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\cache32_rtneg3
C:\Program Files\StripSaver2 <--- the whole folder

Now reboot and tell me how things are working.
 

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how do I run a command line scan because I can't get avg to scan using the control center. Thanks

Answer:avg command line scan...

What is the version of AVG?

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i know you can add parameters to a command line to make various programs run in different ways/setting, but how do you actually make this work? i ve tried using cammand prompt and stuff, but nothing will actually open the program, it just says its not found, ot something like that

Answer:command line arguements

you will need to be in the directory for the application, and the application itself will have to support the switches. Once you are in the directory you can type the program name and then /? to see a list of the switches associated with that program.

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I keep getting Command Line Interface has stopped working - how do i fix it because it is really annoying me now - can anyone help me please. Thanks Clare

Answer:Command Line Interface

Hello Clare, and welcome to Vista Forums.

What are you usually doing or running when you get this error?

Have you already tried a System Restore using a restore point dated before you get this error?

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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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'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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You can use the sc.exe command to start, stop, configure, and manage various aspects of services in the same way that you can on earlier versions of Windows. On Windows Vista, however, the sc.exe command has been enhanced with new command-line switches.
New switches for specifying required privileges for a service include: -privs Sets the required privileges for a service. -qprivs Queries for the required privileges of a service.
New switches that support per-service SIDs include: -sidtype Changes a service?s SID. -qsidtype Retrieves the setting for service?s SID.
New switches to enable configuration of the FailureActionsOnNonCrashFailures setting include: -failureflag Changes the setting of the FailureActionsOnNonCrashFailures flag. -qfailureflag Retrieves the setting for the FailureActionsOnNonCrashFailures flag. -showsid Displays the service SID string corresponding to an arbitrary name. -stop This is an old setting that has been enhanced in Windows Vista to specify the stop reason. This enables postmortem reliability analysis to find out reasons (by examining the event logged by the SCM with the stop reason) an administrator would stop a service.
For more information about these new command-line switches for sc.exe, type sc /? at a command prompt.

Answer:New Command-Line Switches for Sc.exe

thanks for the useful tips

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Just built up a new computer. Installed Windows XP Home SP3. Installed fine but couldn't get online. Found out I needed to install the drivers from the motherboard install disk. It installs the drivers but then it has to reboot to finish. When it reboots it goes to a command line promt to make a raid disk. Problem is that I don't have a floppy disk drive in the computer. (Come on, I didn't think ppl even used em anymore.) If I try to take the CD out and run windows, It gets to the XP load up screen then restarts. Unless I run it in safe mode. My question is this:

Is there a command i can use in that prompt to save the Raid Disk info to another drive or port. Like a USB port or External Floppy Drive?

The motherboard is:
ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

I've already tried to call Asus themselves but waited for 27 minutes and an operator answered n said they'd have to call back. sure
 

Answer:Solved: dos command line

If you installed XP Home and it is working, you don't need a RAID disk... so these probably are not the drivers you need.

You need the chipset, network and audio drivers here: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5N-D
(skip the drivers for SATA RAID and NVIDIA nForce C55/MCP51 for 64-bit)
 

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Hey,
I was wondering if anybody here knew any command line stuff about Spybot, I'm trying to set up a few batch files. Thanks.
 

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Hi everybody,

in terms of anti exe tools like Bouncer or ERP I see people talking about importance of "command line white-listing". I did some research but did not find any useful information on what this exactly means nor in which circumstances it is useful / necessary.

I guess that a tool that is not white-listed by path also can't run if started using the command line. So "command line white-listing" means, that an already white-listed program could only run using certain command line parameters?

Im bit confused about the topic. Could you help me out?
 

Answer:What is command line whitelisting?

In my understanding, the specified program can execute only whitelisted command lines. So, instead of whitelisitng the whole process, and therefore all of its command lines are whitelisted, the command lines of this process are selectively whitelisted. This avoids malware from readily using the vulnerable process to execute unrestrained. This gives more security.
 

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Question: command line list

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
DevCon Device Manag... Read more

Answer: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....

Answer: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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Hi, I have a problem, I want to use DOS (requirement) with sed or awk or any other dos commands to somehow take the output of a DIR /AD/B which shows only the folders in the current directory. then I use Sed to append #'s to each line like 1), 2), 3) etc. This is easy to do, but the problem I am having is to then make it (after the 22nd one, start the 23-44 in the 2nd column, and then 45-66 in the 3rd column). Like:1) 23) 45)2) 24) 46)... ... ...I WISH I HAD CAT OR JOIN but im on windows in dos. I've already thought about possible options since the only multi column output dir has lists it horizontally.I could have it split column 1 into file1, col2 into file2, col3 into file3. But I can't figure out how to concatenate each file together. As in all line1's together, all line2's together and all line3's together.I could also try to get it to append to a file so I have:file1 line1file2 line1file3 line1file1 line2etc... output to file4and then use sed to remove the new lines to tack lines 1,2,3 in file4 together, and 4,5,6 and so on to achieve the same result.I could even try to just use the wide multicolumn dir command to output it in multi column and then swap locations of elements but idk how to swap it in columns AND lines etc to achieve the desired result.help is much appreciated. I'm using the numbered output so that I can receive input and have it designated to that number, which is an easy task, the concatenation part is hard as hell however.

Answer:Unix SED /AWK Win XP DOS COMMAND LINE

If you prefer to use Unix command, look here:http://openetwork.com/berk.htmlMIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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Win XP Home. On start up am getting window "install shield" "command line parameters" etc.
Any way to get rid of it? Tried to Restore but as usual it rarely works. Thanks, Ed
 

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Hi all,

I am looking for a way to scan documents using a command line.

I downloaded and used a 3rd party application called CLScan and it works awesome, but I am at the end of the trial period. So I got the choice to buy the full version or to find a cheaper solution. So far I did not find another software that could do all as CLScan.

Any thoughts? Thank you.

Answer:Command line scanning

I haven't tried it. Just found via search engine:

Download CmdTwain 0.03 Free - A program that allows you to run your document scanner from the command line - Softpedia

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I get the following message when I boot windows 98. Following file is missing or corrupt: command.com Type the name of the command interpreter. I've gone on to microsoft's website to check the problem. Told me to type sys c: in the command prompt, but I just get a bad command. Anyone have any suggestions about repairing this file?

Answer:win 98 command line missing

Try going to bootdisk.com and picking up a Windows 98 bootdisk. Boot off that, and then when you get to the prompt, try typing in sys c:

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Hi Everyone
My situation is that I have manuel tweaked my computer for a littlel extra speed using blackviper.com suggestions. I am not sure when it happen but my command line isn't working right. for example I go to the start button and then to the run button and type in a command like ipconfig in the window it just pop up on the screen for a spilt second and then disappears.There is some other command too that don't work either: when I get the window to open useing cmd.exe and I type in a command it tell me that the commands our not external or internal or don't recongize them. I am running XP pro sp 3
I could use any advice on how to fix it or where to start. Please;;;
Thanks Too.......Leroyjoe
 

Answer:command line-pop up-disappcoear

Have you tried Start-Run-cmd-Enter. That should bring up the cmd prompt. If I open Start-Run-ipconfig, I just get the box for a second.
 

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Hi,

As my NT system admin is on holidays, I was wondering if anybody could help me out.

I need to search for files via the command line, filtering by the file extention and date - either last modified or last accessed. I've got no problems with the file extention part.

I just can't seem to locate the relevant date flags/switches anywhere to perform this search. I need to perform via the command line as I want to include in a batch script, otherwise I'd just use the Windows Search GUI.

Thanks
 

Answer:command line searches

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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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Help please I am pulling my hair out.

I use a desktop shortcut to run an application called get_iplayer.cmd located in the directory c:\program files\get_iplayer

The line in the Target of the shortcut properties therefore reads:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k "c:\program files\get_iplayer\get_iplayer.cmd"

When the shortcut is run (as administrator) the following lines are returned:

'c:\program' is not a recognized internal or external command, operable program or batch file
c:\windows\system32>
However if I repeat the command again by running cmd and use CD to get to manually change directories the program runs as expected.

What is going wrong?

Answer:What is wrong with this command line?

This is the dreaded space in the filename issue. When you run a command with spaces in the path you must double up the double quotes as shown in the example
"Spaces in Program Path:"
CMD.exe (Command Shell) | Windows CMD | SS64.com

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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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I wrote a .bat script to automate downloading of .wav files from an ftp site. I'm trying to use wildcard characters because the first 19 characters of the file name change on a weekly basis. I keep getting an error when trying to download the files though. I use a similar script on a daily basis to download files from another ftp site but that download is in the ftp site main directory. Below is script in question, removed access credentials and site name:

%windir%\system32\ftp.exe -s:%0
goto done
@echo off
open ftpsitename
username
password
binary
hash

cd /some/directory/here

lcd R:\foldername

get *******************_H1S1.wav
get *******************_H1S2.wav
get *******************_H1S3.wav
get *******************_H2S1.wav
get *******************_H2S2.wav
get *******************_H2S3.wav
get *******************_H3S1.wav
get *******************_H3S2.wav
get *******************_H3S3.wav
get *******************_H4S1.wav
get *******************_H4S2.wav
get *******************_H4S3.wav
get *******************_H4S4.wav

bye
:done
@echo off

Answer:command line FTP download help

Hey there .o/

Hmm I think wildcards do not work with Windows' "plain" ftp client. They do with wget though - or at least according to GNU Wget, and you can get Windows binaries from here.

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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 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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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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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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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.

Answer: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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Every time I start my computer (Dell Dimension E521) running Vista Home and Business, I get an error message, "CLI Command Line Interface has stopped working."However, the computer seems to operate Okay?

Answer:Command Line interface

Do you have ATI video card?

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I've just got a few questions and need some help with a batch file command.  I need help on displaying a message while running a command at the same time. (i.e. "ipconfig.exe" and to display "Configuring Your IP Settings").  At the moment I am writing a batch file for a few friends and it renews their ip, cleans all of their disks, defragments their disks, and a few other commands.  I want the batch to display an alternate message like the example above.  Thanks!

Answer:MS-DOS & Command Line Batches

Simply echo the message before running the programme.i.e.Echo.Configuring Your IP Settingsipconfig [params]

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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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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

Answer: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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Hello everyone, i d like to disable my mic from command line

how do i do that?
thanks!

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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'm looking for a native x64 command line tool that can display the amount of free RAM. It has to be a true x64 tool. Does anyone know one? My google searches brought up nothing.

Edit: I finally found what I was looking for. RamStatus is the tool that helped me out.

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When I moved into XP from my computer I really didn't like Documents and Settings XP uses, so I created a My Documents in my root directory, similar to what Win98SE uses.

Nowadays I'm running some software that needs the Command line as a equivalent to DOS, and I ran into an odd problem.

My Documents folder seems to be invisible to the Command line. I could not enter the folder using the Command line at all. I solved the problem by renaming the folder to Bills Documents, but it is kinda odd.

Is there an attribute I'm missing somewhere? Thanks.
 

Answer:XP Command Line and My Documents

In both My Documents and Bills Documents did the folder name contain a "space"? Did you try the shortened version like mydocu~1 or maybe "my documents"?
 

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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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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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There is a small batch file I would like to execute. I have cut and pasted it from another source.
The batch file failed repeatedly.

Then I attempted to run the statements individually at the command prompt.
Things still failed.

Example:

reg load HKLM\MY_SYSTEM followed by a command in " " marks needs my machine name which is msi64-PC. The machine description is msi64.

But the statement bombs and says pretty much it can't find any part of the statement that is correct.

I can copy out the exact error if needed. But the problem seems to be I'm not pointing at the right thing in the first place or there is a directory conflict.

The sequence is

reg load MY_SYSTEM followed by " a command statement to "0Windows\System32\config\system" in quotes

reg delete followed by what to delete

reg unload which is MY_SYSTEM (to get out of the command)

All of these fail.

I should be able to run the load command at least with no argument from Win7

that statement from the sample looks like this:

reg load HKLM\MY_SYSTEM "%~dp0 (zero)Windows\System32\config\system"

I can add the error at a follow up

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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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In lavasoft's documentation it shows how to run an install and scan through a command line. See next:

C:\Lavasoft\Ad-aware\Ad-Aware.EXE "C:\My documents" +L:"C:Logs\" +a +1 +R:"C:\testreflist.ref" +S +P:"D:\safeprefs.ini"

This example will load Ad-aware from C:\Lavasoft\Ad-aware\Ad-Aware.EXE, scans C:\My documents in silent, full automated-mode, using indepth scan, using the following reference file : C:\testreflist.ref , loading a particular preferencefile from D:\safeprefs.ini.

This works great. However, each time I run it the only thing it does is, scan the files, I cannot see it doing a deepscan of the registry and the active processes.

Here is the command I am running:
C:\cleanup\Ad-Aware.EXE "C:\Documents and Settings" +L:"C:\cleanup\" +a +1 +R:"C:\cleanup\reflist.ref" +S +P:"c:\cleanup\prefs.ini"

I have tried it a million ways, went into lavasoft gui and set all of the preferences, process, registry, auto clean, etc. then copied that pref file over to my command line install, it still does not work.

Any ideas??

Thanks,
Moe
 

Answer:AD-Aware Command Line

The free one Ad-aware 6.0. It all appears to work fine except for not running the registry and process scan.

Thanks.
Moe
 

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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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Hello,I'm using windows xp pro and I have a game that I want to run it using the command line parameter. Now I found a website that to do this it said that: Use the command line parameter "mostwanted.exe-cheats-funlabs to start the game.Can somebody please tell me how to do this thing and PLEASE tell me fast. Thankyou all.

Answer:Command Line Parameter

Have you checked that the game is able to run on XP? It may be designed to run on a 16bit platform i.e windows 95 / 98...post the link.

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