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by Sponge Belly
15 Nov 2020 13:14
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Batchville: a new batch email discussion group
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Batchville: a new batch email discussion group

Hi Compo, You can subscribe to the group via the website. Go to the Batchville Home Page , and click on the Join This Group button. Enter your email address in the form, and click on the Confirm Email Address button. You will receive an email from Groups.io with a link in it. Click on the link so th...
by Sponge Belly
08 Nov 2020 16:17
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Batchville: a new batch email discussion group
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Batchville: a new batch email discussion group

Hi Jerry,

The new group is hosted on Groups.io, not Yahoo! To subscribe, send an email with a blank subject line to:

batchville+subscribe@groups.io

See you there! :)

- SB
by Sponge Belly
07 Nov 2020 17:58
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Batchville: a new batch email discussion group
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Batchville: a new batch email discussion group

Hello All, Icymi, Yahoo! Groups is shutting down on Dec 15th . When YG goes, Batch World will go with it. BW is over 20 years old and has 1500+ members. Foxidrive was a regular contributor. :( I think BW’s imminent demise is a shame because it’s the only email discussion group I know of devoted to B...
by Sponge Belly
17 Aug 2020 08:24
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: store nth line of file in variable
Replies: 10
Views: 5927

Re: store nth line of file in variable

Hi Samir! :)

To paraphrase Robbie Robertson, this is sure stirring up some ghosts for me. ;)

Two things spring to mind. What code are you using? And are the HTML files in Unicode format?

TIA!

- SB
by Sponge Belly
26 May 2020 09:53
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Source Code for GW-Basic Released
Replies: 0
Views: 1379

Source Code for GW-Basic Released

Hello All! :)

I thought you might be interested in this post on the Windows Command Line blog:
Happy coding! :cool:

- SB
by Sponge Belly
08 Mar 2020 09:26
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: mshta command for copy into clipboard
Replies: 10
Views: 5484

Re: mshta command for copy into clipboard

Hello All! Slightly OT, perhaps, but here goes… Placing content on the clipboard is severely restricted for security reasons. But there are workarounds. This SO Answer by Srikanth P provides a JScript solution that makes expert use of the Internet Explorer object. HTH! :) - SB PS: Just spotted a typ...
by Sponge Belly
07 Aug 2019 15:27
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: String manipulation - remove leading and trailing spaces
Replies: 2
Views: 3833

Re: String manipulation - remove leading and trailing spaces

Hi Eureka! Welcome to the forum! :) Dave Benham explored this approach in the novel method to right-trim spaces topic back in January, 2012. :shock: As pointed out at the time, the method had too many shortcomings to ever be a general-purpose solution, and development ceased. But trimming leading an...
by Sponge Belly
21 Nov 2018 09:19
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: doskitXPserver2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2879

Re: doskit XP/server2003 TEASER

Hi Ed,

Doskit sounds amazing! 8)

I’d love to try it out, but I’m running Windows 7. :(

What difficulty does Doskit have with Windows 7?

- SB
by Sponge Belly
21 Nov 2018 09:12
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Wildcard during directory lookup produces unexpected results
Replies: 7
Views: 3363

Re: Wildcard during directory lookup produces unexpected results

Hi Ed,

Is it a for /r bug? I remember reading somewhere that for /r can generate erroneous output under certain conditions. As usual, I can’t remember where I read it, sorry. :(

Maybe someone with a better memory (and a more organised bookmarks collection) can help you out. ;)

Good luck!

- SB
by Sponge Belly
19 Nov 2018 09:14
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Special Chracters in file
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Re: Special Chracters in file

Hi SIMMS7400, :)

Please read the topic about Dave Benham’s excellent parseCSV Batch/JS hybrid utility, which should do what you want—and then some! ;)

- SB

PS: Please fix typo in subject line.
by Sponge Belly
23 Sep 2018 05:33
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Why ~dpf ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5846

Re: Why ~dpf ?

@carlos @sst

Thanks for the great explanations and links! :)

I’ll use a function to store the value of "%~f0" in a variable from now on. Just one more nonsensical Batch thing to remember! :lol:

- SB
by Sponge Belly
19 Sep 2018 15:46
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: Why ~dpf ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5846

Re: Why ~dpf ?

Hi sst, :) I saw an explanation for using "%~dpf0" somewhere a long time ago. I think it was by jeb, but I could never find it again. :( And then I noticed a subroutine you used in this SO Answer : :getBatFullPath set "%~1=%~f0" & exit /b You said it was a “workaround for CMD %~0 bug.” Please give a...
by Sponge Belly
28 Feb 2018 13:46
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: robust line counter
Replies: 22
Views: 12174

Re: robust line counter

Below is my third (and hopefully final) version of my line-counting subroutine: @echo off & setLocal enableExtensions disableDelayedExpansion call :countLines noOfLines "%~1" || ( >&2 echo(file "%~nx1" is empty & goto end ) %= cond exec =% echo(file "%~nx1" has %noOfLines% line(s) :end - exit progra...
by Sponge Belly
19 Feb 2018 09:06
Forum: DOS Batch Forum
Topic: reverse string without goto
Replies: 4
Views: 3978

Re: reverse string without goto

Belated thanks to Penpen for his informative response to my previous effort. Please find below my revised code for reversing a string: @echo off & setLocal enableExtensions disableDelayedExpansion (call;) %= sets errorLevel to 0 =% (set lf=^ %= BLANK LINE REQUIRED =% ) set "cr=" & if not defined cr ...