A batch file is the name given to a type of script file, a text file containing a series of commands to be executed by the command interpreter under MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows.

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rsync unexplained error & received SIGINT, SIGTERM, or SIGHUP

I created a batch script to back-up our server: #!/bin/bash user=$1 # create user dir ssh root@local.backup.tst -p 5774 mkdir -p /var/backup/server.tst/incremental/$user # backup mail dir rsync ...
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icacls variables in batch file

I'm moving users to a new domain, file server and user name format. I'm trying to write a simple DOS batch to copy the data and set the permissions. X: is mapped to the old server and E: is the local ...
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Backup databases from MS SQL Server 2008 Express database thru batch script

I need batch script to backup selected databases from Microsoft SQL 2008 Express Edition. Unfortunately MS SQL Server 2008 Express edition lacks of visual database backup tools called Maintenance in ...
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How to work with batch script dialog?

I am working on a batch script to remap a network drive in windows xp. I have found it to work out well for the most part with: net use G: /delete net use G: \\file\share However, if there are any ...
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Managing power options

For various reasons, we want our clients' computers to not sleep when on AC. We have been running the following script with moderate success: powercfg /change standby-timeout-ac 0 However, the ...
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Testing MySQL 32-bit ODBC connection via CMD

I'm going to make a batch script to do some basic troubleshooting. Among other things, I want to test 32-bit MySQL ODBC's for connectivity. This script will run locally on each workstation. There ...
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Server 2008 issue running batch file

For the life of me, I can't seem to get a batch file running in Server 2008 Task Scheduler, despite it not having the common problems I've seen before. Problem so far: I have a batch file that ...
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Delete files by date and character count

I have an interesting problem. I need to delete directories that are older than x days but are only numerical. We have a log folder that has log files that we need to delete but other files and ...
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Batch script to increment the text file ans also the value inside the file [closed]

I have a text file Foo.txt which contains value content0. I have to create a batch file which increment the text file like Foo1.txt, Foo2.txt.....Foo5.txt and also the values in the file content1, ...
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Loop in a Windows batch file

I have a problem where I need to clone one virtual machine into several machines for production. The machines have names that is assigned by variables and a rdp port is also assigned by a variable. ...
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Bat script start a program and than restart

I need some help creating a .bat script that starts a program and when done it restarts the computer. cmd /c C:\"Program Files"\"Toolwiz Time Freeze"\ToolwizTimeFreeze.exe /usepass=password ...
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How do I extract all archives in the subdirectories of this folder?

How do I extract multiple archives in contained in subdirectories in a folder, outputting the results back into the folders where the archives are.
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How to get value of environment variable from passed command line parameter

I have to use/reference an environment variable value which will be passed as a command line argument. Something like below set myvar=%1 echo Value of %myvar% is %%myvar%% Here in %%myvar%% I want ...
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Powershell-Script is not exectued correctly

I have a power-shell-script which is called by a batch-file. The batch calls the script after it has set the execution policy to unrestricted. Currently the script does nothing more than writing a ...
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Disable NIC advanced properties in Windows server 2008/2012

I have some Rackspace VM's and need to disable these advanced NIC properties: Correct TCP/UDP checksum value IPv4 checksum offload Large receive offload Large send offload version 2 TCP checksum ...
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Need assistance Creating special Batch file [closed]

I need help to create a batch file that will delete log files in D:/folderx on Server:\serverx This is to eliminate the manual process of cleaning up the disk to avoid a page out of low disk space. ...
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Add new dependency to a Windows Service that already has dependencies

I want to add via Batch script a new service-dependency to an existing service with old dependencies, without deleting these dependencies. I know the command sc config ServiceA depend= ...
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Transferring files from ftp to local system

I want to copy a file from FTP and paste it to my local system. I want to run this through a batch file. I am trying this for a week. But I couldn't find the solution. Anyone help me please.... This ...
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How to sleep in a batch file?

How to pause execution for a while in a Windows batch file between a command and the next one?
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How to use a freshly installed environment variable in Windows

When I set an environment variable through the setx command in Windows 7, the variable is correctly set but if I type in set, it list the environment variables that were set at the script start up, ...
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Can I permanently add to PATH in windows using batch?

Is it possible to permanently add c:/project/bin to PATH i windows using only batch?
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Robocopy fails in Scheduled task with ERROR 1326 Logon failure

My aim: To simply mirror a database backup directory onto another server Approach: Use Robocopy statement contained in a scheduled task robocopy "C:\MylocalDirBackup" "\\MY.IP\DatabaseBackupsShare" ...
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Rename NTFS file to eliminate multiple periods via batch

I at wits end trying to rename NTFS files that have technically legal, but problematic multiple periods in my Windows 2012 Server share Files are dropped in a share that look like this: ...
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Finding day of week in batch file? (Windows Server 2008)

I have a process I run from a batch file, and i only want to run it on a certain day of the week. Is it possible to get the day of week? All the example I found, somehow rely on "date /t" to return ...
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Determine if C drive has 2 GB of free disk space

I am trying to determine if a target pc has atleast 2 GB of free space. Here is what I have so far: @echo off for /f "usebackq delims== tokens=2" %%x in (`wmic logicaldisk where "DeviceID='C:'" get ...
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How to put DayOfWeek value into file name?

I would like to use the numerical part of the output of "wmic path win32_localtime get dayofweek" to number backup files. Something along the lines of: FOR /F "tokens=2 delims=\n" %%DoW IN ('wmic ...
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Can't run .bat file off share, but can from cmd

I have a smb share on a Linux box set up that I can view in explorer: \\XXX.YYY.ZZZ.QQQ\Share In this share is a batch file: \\XXX.YYY.ZZZ.QQQ\Share\Scripts\Script.bat I can open the file in ...
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Shut down syspro 7 processes

We have nightly backups run on our Windows Server 2012 R2 sys pro 7 server. Having the syspro processes running during backups can cause file lock issues and other errors. Does anyone know a way we ...
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Command Line Winrar & Batch Scripts

I've written a wee batch script to backup some stuff on my desktop and dump it over the network to a share... The only thing that's bugging me is the verbosity of rar.exe while it's doing the ...
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How to create a never expiring password & user via net user through .bat file

I am using a .bat file to create a user and password at windows operating system level. The issue am facing is when i pass EXPIRES:NEVER for password, when the user is created, it doesn't have ...
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For Loop counting from 1 to n in a windows bat script

I need to run a windows command n times within a bat script file. I know how to do this in various programming languages but cannot manage to get it right on the windows command line :-( I would ...
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How to remove directories using wildcards by reading a file using batch?

Batch file for /f "delims=" %%f in (7profiledeletelist.txt) do rd /s /q "%%f" PAUSE exit 7profiledeletelist.txt C:\Users\1* C:\Users\2* C:\Users\3* C:\Users\4* C:\Users\5* C:\Users\6* C:\Users\7* ...
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Program does not run properly as Scheduled Task

Situation I have a batch script that prepares some files, executes a program (.exe) and then deletes said files. This task should run hourly, so I'm trying to configure this using Scheduled Tasks. ...
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Batch script to export info from Active Directory (name, phone numbers, location, etc) into a csv file

The secretary at my work uses a spreadsheet that lists names, phone numbers, and locations of employees to look up info if someone asks. All this info is located in AD, but the problem is that we are ...
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Batch - Ping IP and execute different commands on return

I'm trying to make (hopefully a simple) script that when run pings my mobile device. If the mobile is connected to the network it will execute one command and if not it will execute another. I've ...
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Is there a way to reset the password for a list of Active Directory users en-mass?

I have a list of user accounts that need their password reset to a default password (also users will be required to change the password at first login). Is there a way to reset the password for a list ...
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get files from a shared folder with password from a anohter computer with batch file

I'm using a .bat file to get some files from a shared folder on another computer in the same network. My challenge is that the shared folder is password protected. Is there a way to write username and ...
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I'm trying to make a batch file that will ping multiple IP's and return the results in a text file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Batch file to MASS ping group of computers on network by name, check reply, and resolve hostname I am trying to ping many IP's at once and to date it's been done ...
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I am unable to set the owner of a folder back to the user from my bat file

The following bat file is being used to fix permissions for Users in our organization. Everything works perfectly until we try to set the owner back to the user. takeown /F F:\Users\First.Last /R ...
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Windows - How to redirect all console output to text file? The console program is called by another software that I can't control

It is a pretty complicated issue (at least for me). GUI software at a given moment, calls console software, which outputs something to console and quits. I'd like to save those results to a text ...
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Best Practices for User folder permissions [closed]

The following is my bat file. Is there a way I can substitute First.Last with usernames from a CSV file? My boss doesn't want to do all the users at once. He's afraid that something may happen so he's ...
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One location to other location through the move specified files names only

I have so many files move to one location to other location through the move specified files names only . a .txt with a list of name files: 101.jpg 222.jpg 205.jpg etc. ... I need a script that ...
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Locale-unaware %DATE% and %TIME% in batch files?

The %DATE% and %TIME% environment variables provide the current date and time on Windows machines on the command line and inside a batch file. Sadly, those values are locale-aware! Meaning that, say, ...
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del *.txt removes also file.txt_backup

Imagine that we have directory c:\test with following files: first.txt second.doc third.txt fourth.txt_bak I want to remove only txt files, but leave doc and txtwhatever untouched. When I run ...
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check for ping reply - unexpected result

I am running this within windows xp batch file: ping -n 3 10.1.1.2 >nul: 2>nul: if %errorlevel%==0 ( echo ping reply arrived ) else ( echo no ping reply. ) sometime, it seems ...
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Expire Files In A Folder: Delete Files After x Days

I'm looking to make a "Drop Folder" in a windows shared drive that is accessible to everyone. I'd like files to be deleted automagically if they sit in the folder for more than X days. However, it ...
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Batch rename directories with regex via command line on Linux

I have a folder on the server that contains directories that are created daily and are named by date, like so: 07-06-14 08-06-14 09-06-14 etc. At some point I decided that a preferred naming would ...
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Migrating ODBC information through a batch file

I am a desktop support technician currently working on a large scale migration project across multiple sites. I am looking at a way to transfer ODBC entries from Windows XP to Windows 7. If anyone ...
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if exist !SOMEPATH! not working in batch file

I have a batch script in which i am using multiple if exist statement, the problem is all statements are working except one . Following variables are set SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION SET ...
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simple script to backup PostgreSQL database

Hello I write simple batch script to backup postgeSQL databases, but I find one strange problem whether the pg_dump command can specify a password? There is batch script: REM script to backup ...