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by scavenger
21 May 2020 20:57
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Cmdgfx - draw 3d and graphic primitives (polygons,circles etc) in cmd window (now with 24-bit RGB support!)
Replies: 119
Views: 73573

Re: Cmdgfx - draw 3d and graphic primitives (polygons,circles etc) in cmd window (now with 24-bit RGB support!)

awesome what i want to do is use part of cmdgfx to print pictures/animations during installer batches i write i already have a solution that involves printing windows 8-10 colors with spaces and preset ascii art converted pictures but, well, too much work image magick is indeed the solution but then...
by scavenger
20 May 2020 17:21
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: transpose input file lines to columns w/ separator
Replies: 1
Views: 472

transpose input file lines to columns w/ separator

I needed to transpose a file's content into a variable number of columns, line by line: input a aa b b b ccc ddd output (2 columns, separator=" ") a aa b b b ccc ddd Couldn't find anything close to this in the forum, and using xargs.exe was out of the question as lines could contain spaces So instea...
by scavenger
20 May 2020 00:15
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: best way to encrypt passwords in cmd files?
Replies: 9
Views: 3334

Re: best way to encrypt passwords in cmd files?

the password needs to be stored in a file somehow. my issue is with characters like "^" which is used as escape character. reading it with a for loop works but then, echo %pw% will not show the "^" but echo "%pw%" will, however that causes issues when i pass the password to an msi installer whatever...
by scavenger
19 May 2020 22:17
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: help! how to compress file
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Re: help! how to compress file

using your variables,

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@echo off
:compress
set folder=Fruits
set file=b.bin
set z=compressed.zip

7z.exe a %z% %folder% %file%
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 rd /s /q %folder% & del /q %file%
by scavenger
19 May 2020 20:00
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Cmdgfx - draw 3d and graphic primitives (polygons,circles etc) in cmd window (now with 24-bit RGB support!)
Replies: 119
Views: 73573

Re: Cmdgfx - draw 3d and graphic primitives (polygons,circles etc) in cmd window (now with 24-bit RGB support!)

never mind.
cannot print jpeg, only 16 colors pcx
command is:

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cmdgfx_vt "image whatever.pcx 0 0 O -1 0,0 0 0"
by scavenger
19 May 2020 17:26
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Cmdgfx - draw 3d and graphic primitives (polygons,circles etc) in cmd window (now with 24-bit RGB support!)
Replies: 119
Views: 73573

Re: Cmdgfx - draw 3d and graphic primitives (polygons,circles etc) in cmd window (now with 24-bit RGB support!)

this is positively awesome!

is it possible to render a jpeg and let user type in the console after it or does cmdwiz and the other programs render only in full command window?
by scavenger
22 Apr 2020 14:23
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Expanding files
Replies: 1
Views: 7850

Re: Expanding files

code has 2 errors or you added a CR after the set /A; even without CR there is an odd number od % signs so X will never be evaluated correctly
that's an basic, infinite fork script to crash windows
why the question
by scavenger
22 Apr 2020 14:19
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Clear content of a dir based on the creation date of files
Replies: 1
Views: 8105

Re: Clear content of a dir based on the creation date of files

easy way: sort files by creation date reversed and delete all but the first one:

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pushd %folder%
for /f %A in ('dir /b /o-d /TC %filePattern%') do (
IF DEFINED lastOne echo del %A
set lastOne=true
)
by scavenger
22 Apr 2020 14:05
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: batch file help to call current login profile ssid and reg add value in
Replies: 1
Views: 3192

Re: batch file help to call current login profile ssid and reg add value in

when you open a CMD prompt as ADMIN, please type 'whoami' you will see that you are still the same user. your user has admin rights that's not the same as loggin in as administrator user or runas another user. please give more context as why your %username% variable would be different when you run t...
by scavenger
22 Apr 2020 13:57
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Sending an SMTP Mail using Curl in a Batch file
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Re: Sending an SMTP Mail using Curl in a Batch file

1. if you want to use a password on a command line that is not possible.
please give more context first

2. more secure than ssl? i don't understand. what is more secure than an SSL tunnel?
by scavenger
10 Feb 2020 15:04
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: display any month calendar the unix command 'cal' way
Replies: 1
Views: 3726

display any month calendar the unix command 'cal' way

hi i need to display the current and previous month' calendar the unix way in a menu I build: February 2020 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Please has anyone ever developed this so i can reuse it? I found a powershell example at http...
by scavenger
10 Feb 2020 14:56
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Surprising difference between command line and batch
Replies: 7
Views: 5371

Re: Surprising difference between command line and batch

that's what I love with MSDOS. it's clearly a monstrosity made of different pieces developed by different teams over the last 30 years, and you cannot guess correctly at 100% any outcome until you actually test all cases. ss64.com clearly highlight that fact with "works but undocumented" comments ev...
by scavenger
28 Jan 2020 22:27
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: How to validate a string is a valid path
Replies: 1
Views: 1609

Re: How to validate a string is a valid path

don't bother and archive this.

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echo %REMOTE_PATH% | findstr /I /R "[c-z]:\\[a-z]"
and test ERRORLEVEL, done.
by scavenger
28 Jan 2020 21:59
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: How to validate a string is a valid path
Replies: 1
Views: 1609

How to validate a string is a valid path

Challenge: - the string path is likely to be on a remote computer (I'm testing backup path returned for some remote SQL servers) - you cannot try to create the path locally (after all it may be a drive letter not available locally) - use the minimum lines of code (I can foresee a for loop with : and...
by scavenger
27 Jan 2020 11:29
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: best way to encrypt passwords in cmd files?
Replies: 9
Views: 3334

Re: best way to encrypt passwords in cmd files?

pieh-ejdsch wrote:
26 Jan 2020 00:26
Maybe you shouldn't call the variable password.
More like count files or something.
Give the password file restricted / explicit user rights.
very good idea!!!!