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Generate password with minimum and maximum length : batch file
Generate password with minimum and maximum length : batch file
this will help Trying to generate password with given characters but need to define minimum and maximum password string length inside batch file. , This is the way I would do it:
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 09 2021, 05:38 AM , By : hailin
unexpected double ampersand/pipe behavior when chaining batch script
unexpected double ampersand/pipe behavior when chaining batch script
To fix the issue you can do || and respond to the return code of the previous command (the last executed command on the left). All programs exit with an error code, regardless of context.EXIT /B 1 sets the batch ERRORLEVEL, which is strictly a cmd.e
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Date : January 05 2021, 11:29 AM , By : user3095819
Windows 2000 says that timeout isn't a command or batch file
Windows 2000 says that timeout isn't a command or batch file
hope this fix your issue According to this article, timeout was only introduced on home versions of Windows starting with Vista. As such, using timeout won't work on Windows 2000 (but will work in Windows Server 2000).If you're still in need of makin
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : KC Koushik
how to make batch file handle spaces in file names
how to make batch file handle spaces in file names
this will help See the following answers on Stack Overflow: How to set environment variables with spaces?
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : ThunderLT
How to add a line break inbetween each lines in text file?
How to add a line break inbetween each lines in text file?
it fixes the issue The redirection operator >> appends data to the redirection target (the file output.txt in your situation), but it cannot insert anything into them.
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : SAKK
How to set each line from text file to a string variable?
How to set each line from text file to a string variable?
I think the issue was by ths following , implement a counter and use it to generate the variable names like str[1]...:
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : k12x
batch files use of variables with % or excalm sign
batch files use of variables with % or excalm sign
With these it helps Here's a batch-file example for you which uses wmic with it's Like operator, which can be relatively slow, but should properly parse the shortcut targets and output the existing targets whose extensions are .odt, .pdf and .txt.
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : Luke Brickman
How to execute these series of commands in batch file?
How to execute these series of commands in batch file?
To fix this issue How can I execute these series of commands in batch file? It only executes the first line which is the sqlcmd -S ********\SQLEXPRESS -U sa -P *****: , You can use the following command.
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : Muzamil Abdulla Bhat
Automatically generated title for a TXT file for the ">" command
Automatically generated title for a TXT file for the ">" command
will help you I'm trying to write a short batch file to monitor the data traffic hourly and write it in TXT files. My problem is that I want to give the TXT files the date and time of their creation as their filename.
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : hamid hamidfalcon
How to safely echo FOR variable %%~p followed by a string literal
How to safely echo FOR variable %%~p followed by a string literal
fixed the issue. Will look into that further I have a variable %%p created from for /f command When i try to use it with some additional references like: %%~dp and then write some text afterwards it accesses a different variable , So you must be usin
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : Fazly hakam
can a CMD line parameter be re-defined
can a CMD line parameter be re-defined
Hope that helps If you only have 5 arguments, you could un-define the fifth, (last), one using Shift, (enter shift /? at the Command Prompt for its usage information). This would effectively move the empty/un-defined value of %6 to the position of %5
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : jinx simpson
How to generate random values between 00 and FF but without having equal characters combinations?
How to generate random values between 00 and FF but without having equal characters combinations?
fixed the issue. Will look into that further A naïve approach would be simply to try again if you get one of the undesirable values (pseudocode follows):
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : sun
Debug and fix the issue in the for Loop syntax in Batch Files other than using echo
Debug and fix the issue in the for Loop syntax in Batch Files other than using echo
help you fix your problem I am new to windows batch files and I am trying to write a script which would generate builds depending on the Id's parsed from a file but with two different flags every time i.e. two different images. , ==2( should be ==2 (
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : Selva
How to filter a string in batch file?
How to filter a string in batch file?
it fixes the issue I want to handle the string such as project_Name_-_sofeware_Name.txt into project_Name.txt, so I wrote a script like following to run: , You may do that in a very simple way:
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : Khaled
Is there a short cut for desktop folder in Windows batch?
Is there a short cut for desktop folder in Windows batch?
Hope that helps You can use "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop" but I don't know from which version of Windows it is built in.If your want the real folder where Desktop is located then use this code in the bach
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : 이주몽
how to assign an ip address to a variable in batch
how to assign an ip address to a variable in batch
should help you out I have assigned ip address to a variable in the following way. , try this:
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 06:48 AM , By : Manisha Khanna
How to append/concatenate variables in batch script on windows
How to append/concatenate variables in batch script on windows
Hope that helps Here's an example of your 'Code Update 2', complete with the recommended Set syntax and appropriate use of delayed expansion.
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 05:34 AM , By : anwesh
Jenkins Pipeline: How to run batch scripts in the background? [Corporate Domain]
Jenkins Pipeline: How to run batch scripts in the background? [Corporate Domain]
Does that help It turned out to be admin rights problem. Our company has strict access policies and java process (Jenkins) was running without admin rights.
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 02 2021, 05:23 AM , By : user3093836
merge multiple text files, removing all headers and the new header will be changed as follows:
merge multiple text files, removing all headers and the new header will be changed as follows:
fixed the issue. Will look into that further The 32-bits integer values that set /A command can manage only allows to correctly add two numbers up to 9 (decimal) digits, but is very simple to overpass this limitation: just split a large number in two
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 01 2021, 05:01 PM , By : BISKIT Garcia
Using batch script to compare contents of 2 folders recursively, and copy the difference to a third folder
Using batch script to compare contents of 2 folders recursively, and copy the difference to a third folder
around this issue if [not] exist works only if you give it the whole path (which you can't, because you don't know, were it might be). So this approach doesn't help you.Instead you could do a dir /s /b "%folder1%\%%F" || copy ...., but that means, yo
TAG : batch-file
Date : January 01 2021, 06:35 AM , By : user3090981
How can I edit a variable and also run multiple commands in a FOR loop?
How can I edit a variable and also run multiple commands in a FOR loop?
I hope this helps you . I want to run a FOR LOOP to create files using the variables that it returns, and then modify the resulting variables and output.
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 28 2020, 02:12 PM , By : AbdulKhaKarim
Batch file stop running after dropping Sql server database
Batch file stop running after dropping Sql server database
I hope this helps . I have created a batch file where I am dropping 2 databases. After dropping these databases batch does not run next commands and showing message 1> as shown in screenshot: , The command for sqlcmd should use -Q(capital Q) to exit
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 27 2020, 04:54 PM , By : user3086600
FINDSTR - add "date modified" of the files as a prefix to each result
FINDSTR - add "date modified" of the files as a prefix to each result
wish helps you @OP I had to make a minor Change as I wrote this on my phone on the train originally and I made a couple typos etc. that were present when you testedSpecifically these two single character changes:
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 27 2020, 04:53 PM , By : user3086430
Get value of string between multiple double quotes
Get value of string between multiple double quotes
Hope this helps I think the main problem is not the sub-string substitution syntax by itself but fact that the immediate (%) expansion happens before recognition of special characters like the redirection symbol >, so after removal of the first " (by
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 27 2020, 04:51 PM , By : user3086295
How to run multiple commands in if condition in batch file
How to run multiple commands in if condition in batch file
To fix this issue When using batchfiles, don't try to do everything in one line. That makes your script unreadable and might even give you wrong/unexpected results, when you don't pay enough attention to the syntax (which easily happens). This kind o
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 27 2020, 03:51 PM , By : user3083800
Invalid syntax in a batch file comment
Invalid syntax in a batch file comment
should help you out The rem command is recognised after (immediate) variable expansion, which also includes expansion of argument references, like %0, %1, %2, etc. These arguments also support ~-modifiers (like %~1 or %~f1, for instance). So the comm
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 26 2020, 02:01 AM , By : SoftwareCrazy
CMD AutoRun hang
CMD AutoRun hang
this will help The problem is, FOR /F starts a new instace of cmd.exe and that instance also starts your auto run script, this can result into an endless loop.You can't avoid the start of the script itself, but the script can detect if it was called
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 26 2020, 12:01 AM , By : user3080536
An unknown issue when trying to print a Sub-string in Batch script
An unknown issue when trying to print a Sub-string in Batch script
seems to work fine So i was trying to create a batch script in order to automate a task in my system, doing so requires me to create a procedure that will allow me to print a string one character at a time so lets say my string is equal to "Hello" (w
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 25 2020, 11:01 PM , By : user3079860
XCopy to path with a prompt and wildcard
XCopy to path with a prompt and wildcard
hope this fix your issue You can't use a File Glob in a Directory name unless you are only looking to match a directory name, that is fairly consistent among windows executables.instead, you can use a FOR Loop to match the Directory name using the Fi
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 25 2020, 02:01 PM , By : user3075464
How do I set a random number between two variables in batch?
How do I set a random number between two variables in batch?
this one helps. I am trying to get a random number between 25 and 50, but be able to change it by changing the variables, what is the code for this? , The variable name doesn't need to contain %:
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 25 2020, 11:30 AM , By : user3074032
How can I modify the variable result from a FOR-LOOP and output the modified variable?
How can I modify the variable result from a FOR-LOOP and output the modified variable?
I think the issue was by ths following , I want to run a Windows batch FOR loop on a text file and strip spaces from the resulting variable, and then output each modified variable into text file.
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 25 2020, 10:30 AM , By : pratim1986
how to automatically close tinyweb console after running from batch file
how to automatically close tinyweb console after running from batch file
hope this fix your issue The Windows command processor cmd.exe halts processing of the batch file as long as tiny.exe is running and waits for its termination, even if this application is a GUI application not opening any window or opening a GUI wind
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 25 2020, 09:33 AM , By : user3073175
How can I output each variable from a FOR loop to it's own file
How can I output each variable from a FOR loop to it's own file
This might help you I'm trying to run a query with a FOR loop and have each resulting variable line of the query output into it's own file. , I suggest this batch code for this task:
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 25 2020, 09:30 AM , By : jcodras
I need the filecount of each redTAG folder in a directory tree
I need the filecount of each redTAG folder in a directory tree
This might help you I need to be able to report on the number of files in each redTAG folder within our 'shared drive' , This task could be done for example with:
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 25 2020, 09:01 AM , By : Alan
IF NOT EXIST causing failure in batch file
IF NOT EXIST causing failure in batch file
To fix this issue I'm trying to execute a script that pulls a bunch of information for me. It was working until I removed my pause break points and re-introduced the IF NOT EXIST (which was working before I added the CPU get name and the part that pu
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 25 2020, 01:30 AM , By : user3069436
Batch - Variable substring in a For loop, with variable range
Batch - Variable substring in a For loop, with variable range
around this issue You cannot use normal (immediate) expansion for the variable curr since you write and read it in the same block of code. However, since nested delayed expansion (like !string:~-!curr!,1!) does not work (because !string:~-! and !,1!
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 24 2020, 08:01 AM , By : Shannon
How to set multiple Delims
How to set multiple Delims
help you fix your problem In the loop for /f"tokens=1,2* delims=-" %%D in ..., the first token is assigned to %%D, the second one to %%E and the rest (*) to %%F (but which you do not use), so you should do set folname=%%D-%%E to get the desired folde
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Date : December 24 2020, 03:30 AM , By : Virtues
PrintBRM Permission Issue When Exporting Printers
PrintBRM Permission Issue When Exporting Printers
I wish this help you EDIT: After experimenting further, I found that when running the export file as local admin, the printerexport would still have the permissions issue even with the -noacl flag. As a workaround, I am running the export bat file as
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Date : December 24 2020, 02:30 AM , By : user3065481
Extract substring from find result
Extract substring from find result
Any of those help I need to get the interface indentification number of a VPN connection. So I use that command: , just split by . and space and take the first token:
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 24 2020, 01:01 AM , By : Supertramp
How to write a lot of data efficiently to a large text file using windows batch file
How to write a lot of data efficiently to a large text file using windows batch file
should help you out Opening the destination file for each and every line, then close it again to open it again for the next line is very ineffective. Write the whole data in one go instead. Also, filter your data as early as possible so you have less
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 23 2020, 10:30 PM , By : user3064817
List files from certain folder using batch
List files from certain folder using batch
it should still fix some issue A FOR loop will find all of the files and run the ECHO command on them.
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 23 2020, 06:30 PM , By : user3064199
What is wrong with my batch "IF ELSE" example?
What is wrong with my batch "IF ELSE" example?
wish helps you The if/else block is constructed wrongly, you have to make sure that else appears in the same line than the closing parenthesis of the command sequence behind if (type if /? into a command prompt window):
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 23 2020, 11:01 AM , By : user3062911
Button Message box, only allowing numerical values
Button Message box, only allowing numerical values
should help you out I'm creating a batch file that will run a VBScript as part of it, this script will open an Internet Explorer message box containing only clickable buttons, the problem i have is that i cannot enter a non numeric value for the butt
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 22 2020, 04:30 PM , By : user3059413
Timeout command in batch
Timeout command in batch
I wish did fix the issue. Insert a caret character (^) before the >. This "escapes" the special meaning of the >.Best to use a text editor to create batch files. I use editplus ut there are many others, including notepad++.
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 22 2020, 03:01 AM , By : Raj
Problem with if command -> set -> echo in Windows Command Prompt
Problem with if command -> set -> echo in Windows Command Prompt
I wish this help you I'm going to make a Windows batch file with a variable called %ProductKey%. I have the code which determines the version of Windows(Which is the variable %WINVER%). It should set the ProductKey variable with if command and echo %
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Date : December 22 2020, 12:30 AM , By : markus
Troubleshooting ffmpeg batch-file. mkv to mp4 conversion with subtitle hardcode
Troubleshooting ffmpeg batch-file. mkv to mp4 conversion with subtitle hardcode
around this issue I figured this out, thanks to comments from people here which helped me search out relevant info.One of the main, and most embarrassing problems is that the original batch file was in Linux format and I am running on Windows.
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 20 2020, 04:37 AM , By : user3054008
CMD Batch - for /f or Set /p X=<File.txt not working on larger UTF-8 File
CMD Batch - for /f or Set /p X=<File.txt not working on larger UTF-8 File
To fix the issue you can do It looks like all non-hidden UTF-8 encoded text files in folder %UserProfile%\Desktop\EDILocalTest\Downloads should be copied to folder %UserProfile%\Desktop\EDILocalTest\Output with replacing all occurrences of ' by ^ ins
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 15 2020, 09:17 AM , By : Ami Kumar
Batch file enter folder name or grab network id?
Batch file enter folder name or grab network id?
I wish this help you Creating variables for the file names will make it more readable and maintainable. Also, the copy process can specify the destination filename, so a REN is not needed.
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 05 2020, 07:34 PM , By : user3049158
How do I create a batch file to enter data in a text file
How do I create a batch file to enter data in a text file
wish help you to fix your issue From what i understand that you what the output you wrote there, to do this you must know somethings:first line you use >file.ini second and n lines you will need to add value to file.ini using >> not only > you will n
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Date : December 05 2020, 12:16 PM , By : user3048583
How to close multiple pages of Chrome, IE, Excel, Word, Notepad, etc before the start of any BOT in Automation Anywhere?
How to close multiple pages of Chrome, IE, Excel, Word, Notepad, etc before the start of any BOT in Automation Anywhere?
wish help you to fix your issue You can achieve that using TaskKill on Open Program/File command.Command inputs
TAG : batch-file
Date : December 01 2020, 04:42 PM , By : kenetik
Batch file set line of text file as single variable in loop
Batch file set line of text file as single variable in loop
it helps some times You initial code will only every process the last domain in your domains.txt file. I would think you would want to process all domains. Would be much easier to do everything within the FOR command.
TAG : batch-file
Date : November 29 2020, 03:01 PM , By : Hege
Sed command in Windows batch script
Sed command in Windows batch script
To fix this issue I do not know the tool sed but I assume it expects the forward-slash / to be the path separator as it comes from Unix systems.
TAG : batch-file
Date : November 27 2020, 03:01 PM , By : Jarod Wang
How to move 10 excel files to 10 different folders created by a batch file
How to move 10 excel files to 10 different folders created by a batch file
Any of those help Use a plain for to loop over matching files. Then use a for /f to extract the number-part. Make a folder (2>nul suppresses the error message, should it already exist) and move the file:
TAG : batch-file
Date : November 25 2020, 12:01 PM , By : user3038832
Reading value from TAB delimiter file in batch file
Reading value from TAB delimiter file in batch file
wish help you to fix your issue The below data file has TAB delimiter, if all the filed values are available its working fine, if any value is empty in the file its not coming proper. First line data is fetching properly but second line data not fetc
TAG : batch-file
Date : November 23 2020, 03:01 PM , By : Kanoa Haley
Reg File Import - Printer Mapping
Reg File Import - Printer Mapping
help you fix your problem I am trying to split the entries in reg files, which are in the format:
TAG : batch-file
Date : November 22 2020, 03:01 PM , By : turbidtux
IF does not work in BATCH/CMD FOR loops with FOR variable (ie %p)
IF does not work in BATCH/CMD FOR loops with FOR variable (ie %p)
Does that help Tested on XPAll the lines in the output end, not with 0x0D 0x0A (CR-LF) as usual, but with 0x0D 0x0D 0x0A
TAG : batch-file
Date : November 22 2020, 11:05 AM , By : Venkata Sunil Yadiki
Batch file to rewrite txt file starting from last line
Batch file to rewrite txt file starting from last line
hop of those help? This is a Vbscript solution.Create a file named reverse.vbs and use this as the code.
TAG : batch-file
Date : November 21 2020, 03:00 PM , By : Christopher Balatbat
Moving a file to a system-dependent directory
Moving a file to a system-dependent directory
this will help I'm writing a batch script to automate the movement of a .dll file into a directory. , This should do it:
TAG : batch-file
Date : November 18 2020, 03:46 PM , By : Yassine Ouialane
Batch error using cecopy
Batch error using cecopy
seems to work fine I think your quoting is messed up. You probably want something like this:
TAG : batch-file
Date : November 17 2020, 12:01 PM , By : Teoh Boon Kuan
Batch file termination issue
Batch file termination issue
it helps some times Ok the problem is the IF you are using it can be unpredictable this is a more stable one that you should use. As there can be other things that can effect the errorlevel.
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Date : November 16 2020, 12:01 PM , By : Gerhard

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