Search found 564 matches

by miskox
23 May 2024 01:45
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: netsh Interface name store as variable
Replies: 10
Views: 12212

Re: netsh Interface name store as variable

You can start with this: split this command into separate commands: @NETSH interface show interface name="Wi-Fi" | FIND "Connect state" | FIND "Connected" >nul || GOTO :loop_zfguest @NETSH interface show interface name="Wi-Fi" What does the command above return? And then followed by ((with correct s...
by miskox
21 May 2024 04:47
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Why does "(title Test) & pause" change the window title to "Test - pause" and not to "Test"?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Why does "(title Test) & pause" change the window title to "Test - pause" and not to "Test"?

Do this at the command prompt: title test dir pause set /p "somestr=enter something:" You will see that 'pause' is added to the title or complete 'set /p' command is added to the title. Looks like this is just how 'title' command works - adds a command that stops the processing of the batch file. Ma...
by miskox
20 May 2024 05:05
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: dir ????????.txt does not show only files with length of 8 characters
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: dir ????????.txt does not show only files with length of 8 characters

I decided to use this solution:

Code: Select all

dir /b *.txt|(findstr /i /b /r "[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].txt")
Thanks again for the ideas.

Saso
by miskox
17 May 2024 10:51
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: dir ????????.txt does not show only files with length of 8 characters
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: dir ????????.txt does not show only files with length of 8 characters

Thanks. But it doesn't work for me. This is what I get. But your idea is good - to check length of the filename.

Code: Select all

c:\
12345678.txt
123456789.txt
87654321.txt
test.txt

c:\
by miskox
17 May 2024 04:22
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: dir ????????.txt does not show only files with length of 8 characters
Replies: 7
Views: 316

dir ????????.txt does not show only files with length of 8 characters

How to list only files with filenames of 8-characters in length? @echo off break>12345678.txt break>87654321.txt break>test.txt break>123456789.txt echo dir ????????.txt dir ????????.txt echo -------------- echo dir "????????.>txt" dir "????????.>txt" echo -------------- Output: dir ????????.txt 17....
by miskox
17 May 2024 03:59
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Difficulty running powershell in a for loop due to unquoting and closing of parenthesis
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Difficulty running powershell in a for loop due to unquoting and closing of parenthesis

Wouldn't it be easier for you to use a temporary file and process this temporary file with FOR loop?

Saso
by miskox
16 May 2024 09:58
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: netsh Interface name store as variable
Replies: 10
Views: 12212

Re: netsh Interface name store as variable

Try this: @echo off set "AdapterName=Wi-Fi" :: set currently connected ethernet as variable FOR /f "tokens=3*" %%a IN ('netsh interface show interface ^| findstr /v "VMware" ^| sort /r /+48 ^| findstr "Connected" ^| findstr "Ethernet"') DO (SET "AdapterName=%%b") :: disconnect LAN if connected IF "%...
by miskox
15 May 2024 11:38
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: netsh Interface name store as variable
Replies: 10
Views: 12212

Re: netsh Interface name store as variable

As Squashman wrote you don't have a match so variable AdapterName remains undefined. Looks like it does not work if variable AdapterName is not defined at all. Looks like IF fails if variable is not defined. Add set AdapterName=doesnotexist to the beginning of the code. set AdapterName=doesnotexist ...
by miskox
02 May 2024 02:07
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: time sync errorlevel check
Replies: 5
Views: 3481

Re: time sync errorlevel check

Try this:

Code: Select all

@echo off
:loop
echo Attempting Time Sync...
w32tm /resync | find /i "The command completed successfully." >nul || (echo Sync Not Working, Retrying...&goto loop)
echo Success!!!!!
pause
exit
You should treat the 'echo' and 'goto' as one command. You need parentheses ().

Saso
by miskox
25 Apr 2024 03:08
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Need help copying a line of text from a file to another (without mangling it) :AppendFileLineToFile
Replies: 8
Views: 2559

Re: Need help copying a line of text from a file to another (without mangling it) :AppendFileLineToFile

Very good. Tried and works. But there is a typo:

Code: Select all

:AppendFileLineToFile-args
Missing 'S' at the end:

Code: Select all

if "[%~4]" NEQ "[]" ( shift & GoTo :AppendFileLineToFile-arg )
Saso
by miskox
06 Mar 2024 10:18
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: How to debug this bat file
Replies: 6
Views: 3164

Re: How to debug this bat file

So, did you try it? Does it work? Start here: https://ss64.com/nt/syntax-esc.html Escape Character ^ Escape character. Adding the escape character before a command symbol allows it to be treated as ordinary text. These characters which normally have a special meaning can be escaped and then treated ...
by miskox
05 Mar 2024 12:08
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Macro for Dummies
Replies: 16
Views: 11338

Re: Macro for Dummies

Thank you all for all the info! I really appreciate it. I will go thru these posts in the following hours/days and post back.

Saso

(as mentioned I've been offline for some time)
by miskox
05 Mar 2024 10:48
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: How to debug this bat file
Replies: 6
Views: 3164

Re: How to debug this bat file

Been offline for a while.

Maybe you should remove this line

Code: Select all

Rem (if command errors) || (exec this command)
or add ^ infront of the problematic characters (, ), |.

Maybe there are more.

Try this and let us know.

Saso
by miskox
10 Feb 2024 14:13
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Macro for Dummies
Replies: 16
Views: 11338

Re: Macro for Dummies

Thanks a lot T3rry. But I think you should go back some more steps and start with the basics. I tried to understand this batch/macro you posted - too complicated. No luck. We would need something like 'hello world' and then go from there. Something like this: @echo off set helloworld=echo Hello Worl...