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Your top picks out of the forum threads and posts

#1 Post by aGerman » 01 Oct 2016 06:19

We are going to collect links to threads and posts out of the DosTips forum that you find most helpful and valuable. E.g. topics that contain tools for a certain purpose, enhancements and improvements for the code snippets in the "Tips and Tricks" section, or posts that describe best practice writing Batch code.

We find DosTips became a huge knowledgebase over the years. Your suggestions could be part of a new sticky thread that will contain an index/menu in order to find solutions for your tasks quickly.

Looking forward to your proposals :D

Steffen

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Re: Your top picks out of the forum threads and posts

#2 Post by Thor » 01 Oct 2016 11:41

Here are some of the useful batch scripts that I've found pretty handy:

Encrypt username / password?
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7428

Compare two files and send common strings to another file
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7421

js/vbs/html/hta and more hybrids and chimeras in cmd/bat
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5543

Remove text from specific word onwards
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7414

Advanced Batch features via auxiliary .exe programs
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3428

display title and pid of current window?
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4059

Menu question
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7379

Script to find and replace a string in a text file
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7298

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Re: Your top picks out of the forum threads and posts

#3 Post by batchcc » 01 Oct 2016 15:20

JREPL.BAThttp://www.dostips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6044

Advanced batch features http://www.dostips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3428

It seems like there are three basic things any people ask for help with
    Renaming files
    Deleting files
    Copying copying
Three default codes could be useful.
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Re: Your top picks out of the forum threads and posts

#4 Post by ShadowThief » 01 Oct 2016 20:36

search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=dbenham&sc=1&sf=firstpost
But seriously...

Colossal Cave Adventure (as a way to demonstrate code obfuscation so that people can stop using those godawful bat-to-exe converters): viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4876
SNAKE.bat (as a way of demonstrating accepting user input independent of code execution): viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4741

Macros with parameters: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2518
3D raycasting: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5824
3D imaging (admittedly more of a proof of concept, but still really cool): viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5594
Hiding keyboard input using xcopy: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=227 / Hiding keyboard input using replace: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6382

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Re: Your top picks out of the forum threads and posts

#5 Post by aGerman » 02 Oct 2016 09:46

Thanks guys :D

batchcc wrote:It seems like there are three basic things any people ask for help with

In my opinion the problem behind these tasks is that questioners don't know how to work with FOR (/F) loops. Do we have any descriptive topics about loops?

ShadowThief wrote:http://www.dostips.com/forum/search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=dbenham&sc=1&sf=firstpost

Amazing, isn't it :D


Still curious about further suggestions

Steffen

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