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Using PATHS in the command line in Windows 7

Q: Using PATHS in the command line in Windows 7

Hi there,
I have been looking for a simple way to begin to understand the command line in windows. I'm trying to import python code from a folder, and at the moment I can only get my code to run if I save my folder in the default c:\Users\Jamie\<full path>. My question is in two parts
1. How can I run simple scripts from anywhere else (say, my documents)
2. Can I edit paths somehow such that typing % python <script name> will run my script, from the default C:\Users\Jamie, or otherwise?
Sorry if the questions themselves contain errors in understanding, i haven't used the Windows command before

A: Using PATHS in the command line in Windows 7

so you want to do this in command prompt?

python c:\whatever\subfolder\

Where is python.exe located?

You want it to work for your account only I assume (?)

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I want to hide this. I'm running a python progam (if that matters) and it always has that open on my taskbar. I want to hide it. I don't care where it goes or how much time it takes, I just want to hide it. So I never have to deal with it. Maybe make it a system process or something? I don't know.

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Anybody know the command to copy a disk? Like Linux = cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb , or dd xyz -> xyx

What's the Windows command line syntax for this copy task?

A:Command line to clone disk? COMMAND line; NOT 3rd party app.

No. Don't believe that is built in. The latest Windows versions have imaging software built in with a GUI.

Or, DD For Windows

Free system imaging/backup software:

Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express
Comodo Time Machine
Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
Paragon Backup & Recovery
Drive Image XML
PING (Partimage is not Ghost)
Partition Saving

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hi guys,

have 2 computers running xp
one has the sage database and the other is connecting into it.

we are busy upgrading the machines and i need to copy the data base to the new machine
and set up the other one to connect it was working but on newer hardware.

i cant see where to change the data path...i have the sage software package and am looking to run a clean install
on both machines and then point the one to the other

i know when setting up sage in a server environment this is accomplished by changing a setting in the odbc applet
and putting in the server path there...but my sage drivr in odbc says z:

i dont even have a z drive

any help appreciated...


A:Solved: sage line 50 version 9 data paths

If it isn't a multi user version it won't work. Ever hear of mapped use Z: \\computername\sharename

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hey guys could anyone tell me what the command line is like in Win7? i'm running XP and was thinking of moving to OSX to have access to a robust command line.

thanks guys

A:Windows 7 and the command line

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Somehow the line that you put web sites -- after the http --has disappeared. I'm sure that there's a simple way to get it back but I'm new to WIN XP. Can someone help.

A:Lost command line -- line with site addresses WinXP

I think you are talking about the address bar in a web browser???

You did not mention what browser you are using. For Internet Explorer 6, right click in any other visible menu bar and then make sure that "Address Bar" is checked in the box that pops up. This may work for other versions of Internet Explorer.

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On one of my PCs running Win7 Pro 32 bit I'm getting odd behavior when I use command line switches for Windows Explorer.

When I create a shortcut with the following command line it works perfectly everytime: C:\Windows\explorer.exe An normal Explorer window opens.

If I create a shortcut with the following command line it rarely works. It starts but just hangs and no Explorer window opens: C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e,c:\

That switch at the end of the command line should cause an Explorer window to open with the C: drive selected on the left pane. That's exactly what it does on all of my PCs except one.

Obviously something is set differently on this one PC but I don't know what. Any clues appreciated.

(I have Windows search & indexing turned off on all of my PCs.)


A:Windows Explorer Command Line

You have a small error in the syntax. You need quotes around the path. Here's mine:

%windir%\explorer.exe /e, "D:\"

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The AU downloaded last night. I was able to sign on and got the home screen. The AU graphic said to take a tour of the changes, so I clicked on Start and then Get Started. I left the room for a while and when I came back, the DOS screen command line had this:
"Reboot and Select Boot Device, or Insert Boot Media in Select Boot Device and Press a Key"
I don't HAVE boot media for WIN10 as it was only a download. So I rebooted the PC and when the Gateway logo appeared I pressed DEL to get into the Bios. I didn't see anything there that I could do. When I exited, it went back to the above message.
Can I create a USB boot device with the WIN10AU iso files on it or whatever it needs to boot?
Or, can I go back to the original WIN10 state?
BTW, when I do reboot, there is no selection of boot devices for me to select.
To say I'm pissed is an understatement.

A:Can't Get Into Windows on Desktop PC After AU - Command Line Only

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question The AU downloaded last night. I was able to sign on and got the home screen. The AU graphic said to take a tour of the changes, so I clicked on Start and then Get Started. I left the room for a while and when I came back, the DOS screen command line had this:
"Reboot and Select Boot Device, or Insert Boot Media in Select Boot Device and Press a Key"
I don't HAVE boot media for WIN10 as it was only a download. So I rebooted the PC and when the Gateway logo appeared I pressed DEL to get into the Bios. I didn't see anything there that I could do. When I exited, it went back to the above message.
Can I create a USB boot device with the WIN10AU iso files on it or whatever it needs to boot?
Or, can I go back to the original WIN10 state?
BTW, when I do reboot, there is no selection of boot devices for me to select.
To say I'm pissed is an understatement. Reboot and press repeatrly ctrl, it should open the boot menu option (DVD, USB, LAN, HD), then with arrows select hard disk and hit enter
(maybe your pc uses another key e.g. F8, tell us which model it is)

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Hi folks

I'm looking to clear out the contents of a folder from the command line (well, with a batch file to be precise), and I'm looking for the windows xp equivalent of UNIX's rm -rf *, as in:

cd foldername
rm -rf *

Note that I want to keep the containing folder and recursively remove its contents, not remove the folder as well as its contents, so using

rmdir /S foldername

is not what I'm after.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks in advance for your time!

A:Windows XP command line equivalent of rm -rf *

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Hi all,

i'm very happy to be here !!! I do not come often because I work a lot! But when I'm there, I am pleased.

I have a little problem... I'm looking for the command line of Windows backup (sdclt.exe). I went to the MSDN site and nothing about ! I found in google few commands but nothing to help me about i can use it...

I found this site :

Windows Vista Backup utility command line parameters - Vista Forums

but the person does not explain how it works ! Juste he put the command on the page...

Someone can give me something like tuto or a link in MSDN, please ?

Thanks a lot for your help

A:Windows Backup command line

Hello Interupteur,

I hope that this may help some.


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I would like to know what the command line is for windows shut down
for the XP operating system. I would like to place a short cut on my
desk top for system shut down.
Thank you.

A:Windows XP Shut Down Command Line

Shutdown Icon in XP

1. Right click on an empty area on your desktop.

2. Select New | Shortcut.

3. In the first box of the Create Shortcut Wizard, type Shutdown -s -t 00 Click Next.

4. Call the shortcut something like Shutdown PC and click Finish.

5. To add the finishing touch, right click on this new icon, select Properties, click the Change Icon button and select an appropriate icon.
Reboot Icon

Follow the same steps as for the Shutdown Icon, but substitute the following steps in place of the corresponding ones above:

1. As Above

2. As above.

3. In the first box of the Create Shortcut Wizard, type Shutdown -r -t 00 Click Next.

4. Call the shortcut something like Restart PC and click Finish.

Note that double-clicking on these icons will shutdown or restart the PC immediately without any warning. If you want a countdown before a shutdown or restart, substitute a time in seconds in place of the '00' entries in the shortcut properties above (e.g. Shutdown -s -t 10 gives 10 seconds warning before shutting down). Also note that once the shutdown or restart process begins via an icon, it can't be aborted.

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I'm trying to find the command (to which I can create a shortcut) to minimize all windows (Windows Key + M) and restore all windows (Windows Key + Shift + M) in Windows XP.

I'm aware that there is a Show Desktop shortcut, but that's not what I'm after.

Anyone know what it is or where I might find it?

A:Minimize All Windows Command Line?

Try Windows Key + D, it will show the desktop.

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Anyone know of a free command line email sending application for Windows?

I've tried the following, and for whatever reason, they either crash under Windows 7, or they simply never make a connection. Obviously, nowadays, the program has to support a user name and password, a number of the solutions I stumble across don't do that.

I've tried:


None of them get the job done, looking for other solutions.

A:Windows command line email

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Hello i am working on a project were i need to get computer infromation from many users and am making a command line code to do this for me. However i am haveing some issues with my format. my code is as follows:

###time stamp
date /t >>"myinfo.txt"

###Will add the name of the computer to the file
echo Computer Name: >>"myinfo.txt"
hostname >>"myinfo.txt"

###Get IP address
ipconfig | find "IPv4" >> "myinfo.txt"

###Make and modle numbler of computer
wmic csproduct get name >> myinfo.txt

#starts the file
start myinfo.txt

When i do run this i get something like this :

Computer Name:
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.*.*.*
N a m e

H P C o m p a q 6 0 0 5 P r o M T P C

As you can tell the Computer name is spread out by a space for every charicter and does not fit the rest of the infromation how do i get my computer modle to show like the rest of the infromation?

A:Windows vista command line help


wmic csproduct get name /format:list >> "myinfo.txt"

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In Windows 7, the normal way to start Windows Update is from Control Panel.

However, is there a way to start Windows Update by command line instead, in Win 7?
If someone knows, please put the exact command in your reply.
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Update by Command Line

You can try the free tool WuInstall (WuInstall), the command is wuInstall /install for installing all pending updates (respective /search for searching or /download) for just downloading.
With /criteria or /match, you can select certain updates.

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Dear sir how to backup my windows 7 command line script plz help me urgent

back for local or remote location ....its possible in command line please help me.............

A:How To Back Up My Windows 7 Command Line

Have a look at the Wbadmin command
and Robocopy

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I need before calling one program insert text into clipboard.
I can do batch for this, but really don't know any command to send any text to clipboard.
Exist any command or method how to do it?

Thank you for all.

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In Windows 7 is there a native way to compress or zip files from the command line?  I'd like to do it without installing any third-party utilities such as 7Zip.

A:Compress/zip files from the command line in Windows 7?

You can use Compact command. For more information, please refer to the following article.
Best Regards,
NikiPlease remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I am trying to install the LPR monitoring windows component through the command line. I so figured out that the dll files that get copied over are lpdsvc.dll and lprmon.dll, However after I copy them to the c:\windows\system32 directory half the time the windows component adder still wants to look into the CD? How do I get around this and am I miss any files?

I am also look for a pure command line version of Print Migrator 3.1 that does not pop up a dialog box.

Here is what I have below, However I need to see about creating an if statement that will check to see it is already installed, but I dont have a clue to check for it?


@echo off
copy LPDSVC.DLL c:\windows\system32\
copy LPRMON.DLL c:\windows\system32\
sysocmgr /i:sysoc.inf /u:unattended.txt /q
printmig -r
Netoc = on

lpdsvc = 1

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I am trying to use the command-line music utility OpenSPC on my Windows 7 machine. it has worked on all previous Windows 7 computers that I owned albeit they were all 32-bit Windows 7 builds. however, now on Windows 7 x64, I get the following error
{file path} OPENSPC.EXE cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of windows I open command prompt, type CD followed by the path of OpenSPC and when I type "openspc.exe" that error message occurs.
Is there any work around for this? I use this utility all the time and I need it. Is there an alternate command-line program to run this program?

A:running 32-bit command-line programs in x64 Windows 7?

4 ideas:
- use a virtual machine running windows 32bit
- use dosbox
- maybe this guy's new openspc works on 64 bit?
- idea to use winamp and a plugin

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I'm in the IT department at my company, and I have a customer who has a strange problem on a Windows XP laptop. Basically, DNS name resolution works from a command line but not from Windows Explorer. For example, if you go to a command line and type:

ping server01

you can ping server01 just fine, but if you open a Windows Explorer window and type:


in the field at the top of the window (can't remember what it's called) you get an error, something like "windows cannot access \\server01" (i'm on my Vista computer now, so i'm not sure that's the exact error on XP, but you get the jist).

however, if you try this in the same field in the same Windows Explorer window:


(assuming that is the IP address for server01), you get to server01 just fine.

I should note that this is a customer who is notorious for installing all sorts of unauthorized software and generally tinkering with things. Basically, a classic "knows enough to be dangerous" type, who quite likely broke something while playing techy with his laptop. I'm trying to get his local admin privileges revoked, but for now, I'm hoping to figure this problem out without having to rebuild his laptop yet again.

Things I've already tried:

-Logging into this laptop under my Windows profile (I get the same result)
-sfc.exe /scannow
-Verified that his WINS server info seems to be correct.

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A:DNS works from command line, but not from Windows Explorer

Is NetBios enabled?

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I would like to know if there is a command line tool to start/stop windows updates? I am working on an automation tool and this tool is used to install windows OS. I recently started facing an issue where after OS installation, the system starts to look for updates and after installing them it reboots the machine. As a result, any process I am running on the machine gets killed and I loose control over the machine. Hence, i would like to know if there is a command line I can call to prevent updates from being checked for after OS installation completes so that I can call it later on (hopefully with same command) after my job is done in a controlled manner.

Thanks in advance. Any help would be highly appreciated.

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Today when I started my PC, as usual I always check Task Manager (processes).

I saw a Rundll32.exe whitch is regular Windows process file (c:/windows/system32), then I checked Command Line of process and it says this:

HTML Code:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHCreateLocalServerRunDll {995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7} -Embedding
So, I really don't know what is this, and why is running? I almost every day scanning with Avira and Malwarebytes and everything is clean. Also my system is about ~25 days old.


A:Windows 7 x86 (Question about Rundll32 Command Line)

Welcome to the forums arcturus. If your computer is only one month old, there is no need for you to scan and clean each day. Let it do its thing and scan and clean about every 2-3 weeks. Prefetch is trying to learn how you use your computer according to the programs and settings you have selected, constantly changing and cleaning and scanning is setting you up for a paranoid/OCD coexistence with your machine...chill...

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As You know July rollup is re-released in September ( My question is ? how to re-deploy it on devices which already have a "original" July rollup deployed? Also, I must do this via command-line. Just installing it over bring me to error "already installed". One option, yes, is to uninstall original and deploy the new one, but maybe there is a way do this at once, meaning re-deploy it. Don't have WSUS and neither SCCM.
Any ideas?
More thanks, Alar.

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I have never needed to use the Windows Management Instrumentation CLI before and i am unfamiliar with the syntax. Has anyone ever seen or written a tutoral for the WMI CLI before?

A:Windows Management Instrumentation Command Line

A quick google found some references:

WMIC - Take Command-line Control over WMI


Microsoft Corporation

A Guy

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Need to open windows update, but it's not where it used to be and I can't use the start button.......
How can I open it?

A:Launch Windows Update from Command line?

I found it C:\Windows\System32\control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate

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I'm trying to split a .flv file by using flvparse, which is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. I did get through to the directory by following instructions posted on another forum, however, command prompt doesn't seem to recognize the the .exe file. I'm an absolute novice at this, any help would be really appreciated!

Attaching a CP s/s, and here are the instructions I'm trying to follow (copy pasted from the forum)


For trimming the beginning and/or ending of videos, you can use FLVParser ( ).
FLVParser is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. After you unzip it, move its folder to C:\ for ease of use. Also for ease of use, copy/move the .flv file you wish to edit into the FLVParse folder.
To make edits, you need to know the in and out points where you want the edits. Use FLVPlayer to find these points. FLVPLayer only lists times in total number of seconds, not HH:MM:SS, but don't worry, FLVParser can handle that. In the FLVParse directory create a new blank text file called: CuePointFile.dat
This is the file FLVParser uses to edit from. Open it in NotePad, and enter the in point and out point, separated by a single blank space, like so: 2525 5150
Save, and close the file. Open up the command line interface and go to the FLVParse directory: cd C:\FLVParse
In the command line, enter this to edit the flv:
flvparse.exe FileToSplit.flv CuePointFile.dat
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A:Command Prompt doesnt seem to recognize the command line!!

You are using the basic cmd, try in elevated mode
Elevated Command Prompt - Windows 7 Forums

However looking at you screen shot, you may have to check the command over carefully. There does appear to be an error in the command. With my eyes, it is difficult at times to pick out the subtle shades of difference.

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Hi everyone, what is the commmand for command prompt to stop a process? What i would like to do is make a shortcut to stop the KBD.exe process. The reason for that is when someone in my family puts a disk in, plays a game, and sometimes when they take the disk out it complains about there being no disk in the drive. The only way to shut it up is to end the process in the task manager and click cancel on the window. This way is a little to complicated for some of the memebers of my family and i would like to be able to just create a shortcut for it.

A:Whats the command line command to stop a process?


Originally Posted by djw2009913

Hi everyone, what is the commmand for command prompt to stop a process? What i would like to do is make a shortcut to stop the KBD.exe process. The reason for that is when someone in my family puts a disk in, plays a game, and sometimes when they take the disk out it complains about there being no disk in the drive. The only way to shut it up is to end the process in the task manager and click cancel on the window. This way is a little to complicated for some of the memebers of my family and i would like to be able to just create a shortcut for it.

Click on Start, then run
type in cmd to get to command prompt
type in taskkill /f kbd.exe

The forward slash /f forces it to kill the process.
Here is link for some examples

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Hello , 
recently 1 week ago i reinstalled my OS to windows 7 again 64bit.
and i installed malwarebytes , ccleaner and nothing else 
and now i get almost 95% everytime i run any .exe (programm)
this stupid AppCrash
[Window Title]
AntiVir Command Line Scanner for Windows
[Main Instruction]
AntiVir Command Line Scanner for Windows has stopped working
Windows can check online for a solution to the problem.
[V] View problem details  [Check online for a solution and close the program] [Close the program]
and i dont even have this AntiViru
Here are HijackThis Logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 16:27:41, on 25.06.2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17126)
FIREFOX: 30.0 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chr... Read more

A:AntiVir Command Line Scanner for Windows (virus?)

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Hi everyone, I am here to share how to open any Windows 10 Apps from command line.

1. Open

2. Find your app
3. Right click and choose "Create Shortcut"
4. Yes, placed the shortcut on desktop
5. Right click the shortcut and choose "Properties"
6. Take a look on the Target Type
7. Open powershell (by opening start and type powershell)
8. Type
get-appxpackage > 123.txt

9. Win-key + r then put "%UserProfile%" in the box and enter
10. Open 123.txt
11. Find the PackageFamilyName in the txt that matches with the Target Type you from the properties (You can use ctrl + f)
12. Browse to the InstallLocation corresponded to the PackageFamilyName
13. Open the AppxManifest.xml
14. Look for "Executable=" for the app you want. (As some app package contains more than one app, such mail and calendar are under the same packetage)
15. On the same line, find the ID of the app
16 Then your command line is :

explorer.exe shell:apps\folder\put-your-PackageFamilyName-here!put-your-app-ID-here

Such as mail:

explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!microsoft.windowslive.mail
^Here is the PackageFamilyName !^Here is the app ID

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How can I change resolution of screen using command line in Windows 7

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Hello buddies!
I m in great tension, if some body helps me i would be thank ful...
the thing is that, that i want to change my administrator password from the dos command line. and also to enable an account from dos,... Please send me the syntax of command of enabling an account like Guest account and how to change the password... Thank you

A:Windows XP Guest Account Enabling Command line

The guest account usually does not have a password set for it and is usually disabled by default. Not sure if you can enable it from the command line.

I just use lusrmgr.msc

Not sure why you would do it from dos or why you would need to.

As far as changing your password from the command prompt

net user username password

net user administrator 123456
This would change the admin password to 123456 without prompting you to confirm it. If you want a prompt you will have ot do this.

net user username *
You have to be an administrator to do this.;en-us;149427

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How do I open windows store apps like Hulu from the command prompt?

A:Opening windows store apps from command line

Hi, with this type of command (this is for store). No idea about Hulu, sorry.
start ms-windows-store:

FWIW this is one for netflix, so you might think Hulu could be similar
Start netflix:

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Hello all, what command would I run to set JUST the secondary DNS on clients machine, and nothing else? I appreciate the help! :)

A:[SOLVED] What is the command line command to set up secondary DNS?

:) Anyone have any idea? Maybe this can be moved to the 2003 server forum?

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I think I'm at the end of the road. While running ccleaner and in the middle of cleaning the registry, the battery died without warning and this asus Eee Pc hasn't booted since. I found some info on this forum regarding accessing command line through system recover options and then reverting to a recent registry backup through the command line. What that did was remove all the options in "System Recovery Options" including access to command line and now the only option I have left is Startup repair which doesn't work. It cant identify any issues and the process repeats, reboot, startup repair. I made a windows 7 bootable flash drive and after changing the boot sequence to read external drive first, it seems to read the flash drive because the light flashes but it immediatley tries to boot windows of the HD and I get the same issue.

It seems I may be out of options here because it wont boot from the flash drive and I cannot access a command line.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 starter on E-PC wont boot, command line not accessable

You may indeed, unfortunately, be at the end of the road Window-wise with this netbook as this machine seems to make it relatively unfriendly to make a disc backup recovery plan. While you wait for someone who may have an elegant solution for you there may a future for you with Linux. Now before you throw up my wife has a Asus Eee PC 1025C I bought her that became next to worthless just because of its normal lack of power. Normally I'd steer clear of Linux having tried lots of Live-CDs trying to get one to work with all my hardware on installation, but with the netbook failing performance-wise I found Peppermint OS Peppermint | The Linux Desktop OS

I know this is a Windows forum but this is just to help you continue to use your device. My wife now really likes the netbook and if has breathed new life into it. If you can boot to the BIOS you can boot into a USB stick and thus to a Live-USB Drive. And from there getting the machine to boot to the live CD should work, and you can see all your files on the machine and install Peppermint if you so choose.

Just a suggestion.

My experience detailed here Peppermint | Linux OS Community Forum ? View topic - Dual Boot on Asus EeePC 1025C (Solved) is just to show even someone like me who knows nothing of Linux can install this OS


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How do you create user and groups on windows command line interface ? And how do you assign the users to groups?

A:Create user & groups through windows command line (POST 2)

Why do you post twice?Your previous post improperly expressed (there is no DOS in Win 7) was moved to the correct Forum by the moderator that followed an user remark.

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I am looking for Windows Vista Backup utility (sdclt.exe) command line parameters. I need run the utility from my program built in C#. I got some parameters ("/CONFIGURE", "/KICKOFFJOB" and "/RESTOREWIZARDADMIN") running the utility from start menu on vista, but when I try to execute the utility in command line mode is shown a message saying that I haven't rights to execute this task "Error (0x81000010)".

Why this error occurs, and where can I find the sdclt.exe command line documentation ?

Thank you.

A:Windows Vista Backup utility command line parameters

Here are the rest of the commands:


No clue what they all do, but you can do some experiments and let us know

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I want to launch the Windows Store Control Panel in Windows 8 from Desktop command line, i know the EXE file is
Thank you.

A:Launch the Windows Store Control Panel from command line?

As far as I know, you can't. Metro apps are not Win32 applications. They can't be run from the desktop or a command line. They have to be run from within the metro environment.

Even though that program says it's an exe, it's not a normal Win32 exe, much like .net apps are not normal .exe's (they have a runtime shim that allows them to start with the runtime engine, metro apps don't have that).

So if you try and run the exe, it just exits right away. I know of no way to work around that.

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Updated PCs running Trend Micro's Antivirus on Windows can be hijacked, infected with malware, or wiped clean by any website, thanks to a vulnerability in the security software.
The design blunders were discovered by Google Project Zero bod Tavis Ormandy. A patch is now available to address the remote-code execution flaw, so Trend Micro users should update their software as soon as possible.
Ormandy, who has been auditing widely used security packages, analyzed a component in Trend's AV software dubbed the Password Manager. He found that multiple HTTP RPC ports for handling API requests were accessible.
"It took about 30 seconds to spot one that permits arbitrary command execution, openUrlInDefaultBrowser, which eventually maps to ShellExecute()," he wrote in a bug report to Trend.
This means that any webpage visited by a victim could run a script that uses Trend Micro's AV to run commands directly on the machine – such as RD C:\ /S /Q to wipe the system drive, or commands to download and install malware. As another example, this code uninstalls Trend Micro's security software on a PC without the owner's knowledge or consent.

The software has been patched via an update but I am surprised Trend Micro let this get through.

A:Trend Micro AV gave any website command-line access to Windows PCs

Not surprised of this at all. Hell, they don't even include signature based detections for Cryptoware if you're not on the latest version of their product and they don't warn you at all about it. It's when you directly ask them that they finally answer. Seriously, TrendMicro isn't worth using at all, at home like at work.

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I want to create a setup whereas a command line command can be run from any directory/folder, without having to be in the directory/folder whereas the command line command resides ?

A:Executing command line command anywhere ?

Add the directory the cmd or bat files resides in to the PATH environment variable.

To check or modify the system PATH environment variable, do the following:

XP: Right clock on My Computer
Vista, 7: Right click on Computer
Windows 8, 10: Right click on This PC

Select Properties

Vista, 7, 8, 10: Click on Advanced System Properties on the left

On the Advanced tab, click on Environment Variables
Under System Variables, scroll down to Path
Select it then click Edit

An easy way to look at all of it is to right click on the highlighted Variable Value field and select copy, then start Notepad and paste the data into there. That way you can easily look at all of it.

It's also a lot easier to make changes in Notepad then copy and paste the changed data back into the Path Variable Value field.

Click Ok as needed to exit when done

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I came across this (hopefully) helpful article about command line basics.

Speaking UNIX: Command the power of the command line

Learn the basics of the UNIX shell and discover how you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into data transforms.

A:Command the power of the command line

Good stuff, but then there's something wrong with his verbatim copy of a directory... You should add the p option to the tar extraction command, in order to preserve file attributes (ctime, mtime, atime, owner, group) - ie, tar xpvf and not tar xvf.

I use this regularly in order to make verbatim copies of a directory:

(cd /path/to/src/dir && tar cf - .)|(cd /path/to/dst/dir && tar xpvf -)

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I need some help, but probably don't have a full grasp on the problem, so don't really know how to ask for help. I will describe what I have and hopefully, it will help to describe what I want to accomplish.

I have a Linksys router with DD-WRT installed. I am able to SSH/Telnet into the router. I would like to be able to reboot or shutdown my computer remotely from the command line during a Putty/SSH session.

Here is how I make the session connection: In Putty, I enter
the static IP address and port (default is 22) under "Session".
Under "SSH > Tunnels" I enter the "source port" (again, 22)
and "Destination" (ex -, then hit "Add", then "Open"

This opens a command line, where I enter "user" and "pwd"
(the defaults are root and admin). I am now connected to my
router and I can use Remote Desktop to get control over my
remote computer (using XP Pro).

My question is: While at the command prompt, is there a
command to reboot or shutdown my remote computer? Is there a list
of other commands that are available here?

BTW, at the command prompt, I can start my remote computer (Wake on LAN) by typing the following command:
/usr/sbin/wol -i MA:CAD:RE:SS:44
(where the last portion is the MAC address)

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I came across this (hopefully) helpful article about command line basics.

Speaking UNIX: Command the power of the command line

Learn the basics of the UNIX shell and discover how you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into data transforms.

A:Command the power of the command line

Good stuff, but then there's something wrong with his verbatim copy of a directory... You should add the p option to the tar extraction command, in order to preserve file attributes (ctime, mtime, atime, owner, group) - ie, tar xpvf and not tar xvf.

I use this regularly in order to make verbatim copies of a directory:

(cd /path/to/src/dir && tar cf - .)|(cd /path/to/dst/dir && tar xpvf -)

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I guess this may be a tiny bit off the subject here, but I am attempting this in windows 7.

I have a program file manager tool called 'Directory Opus' that is capable of calling windows external programs and passing them the current directory the file manager is sitting on.

So far so good.

Now I want to call a cygwin (linux/unix emulator for windows) terminal with that file manager.

Checking properties on the cygwin Icon I got the path: C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -

So it is a path to a command and an argument to that command.

Actually I guess it is 2 arguments to a command since I think '-' in that position means to feed anything on STDIN to the command. At least that would be true in unix shell programming.

So using the Directory opus setup I pass this call:
[email protected]:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - <and here add {s}>'

So the call ends up:
[email protected]:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - {s}'

That call does just what it is supposed to. It passed the current file absolute address however cygwin terminal does not understand the windows path notation. If I were passing it: C:\subdir\blah\ It would just say 'No such file' Cygwin terminal wants to see /cygdrive/c/subdir/blah Or at least I think that is what is happing.

So to cut to the chase.... I'd like to put a little wrapper to Cygwin terminal in there with the code necessary to convert 'C:\subdir\blah\' to '/cygdrive/c/subdir/blah/'

But, I do not know how ... Read more

A:Dos paths and unix paths conversion

I would ask on specifically this forum:
General Software Discussion -

The reason is I know there are a bunch of DO aficionados, who also use Linux, on that forum. I've never tried DO myself. I have played around with CygWin. But it's been a few years.

If the site wants a donation to sign up just explain to Mouser why you want to post etc.. I think he'll be sympathetic.

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Hi there-

Just reorganising my Library and for reasons I won't bore you with, need to do some mass amendments to Filenames to get rid of extraneous Info as I'm tight on Space.

So, for instance, I have a Folder (DIRectory) with one hundred PDF, Mobi, RAR, ZIP, CBR and CBZ files in it all with filenames in the following format :-

Henry Rider Haggard (Victorian Novelist, Africa Hand) [Title of Short Story/Novel/Graphic Novel].???

As :-

a) I do happen to know who H Rider Haggard is (having read my first book of his 55 years ago when I was Ten)
b) All the Files are going to go into a Directory (Folder) Entitled "Henry Rider Haggard" (in case I suddenly get struck down with Oldtimer's disease)

then I want to get rid of the words "Henry Rider Haggard (Victorian Novelist, Africa Hand)" which is common to every Filename.

My latest attempt at a Command Line blanket change from within the Folder (Directory) was the DOS command -

REN "Henry Rider Haggard (Victorian Novelist, Africa Hand)"*.??? *.???

I have also tried :-

Using the different extensions (.CBR .ZIP .RAR etc ) to change them 20 or 30 at a time
Using the same Format but *.* instead of *.???
Using no Inverted Commas on the part of the Description that I want to get rid of

Yes, I DO realise that in the time I have spent fiddling about with Command Line and composing this Post I COULD have done the whole thing Manually, BUT I have Sixty Five separate Authors to create Directories (Folders)... Read more

A:DOS Command Line

There is no such thing as Dos. Dos went the way of the Dodo bird, after 98 died. You have a Command window, that you can do certain things in. But what you are wanting to do, I am lost. It sounds like you are telling a story, not asking a question.

If you want to change a file name, you do it from Explorer in the Desktop. If you want to edit a file, you do it from what ever program was used to create the file.

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Hey, can anyone help me. I am trying to make a File using CMD edit which could dump all the tasks running. I can?t figure the code; I got "tasklist" part but then....
So I am a little lost, :dead: well actually I have no idea what I am doing . And while you are at it, can someone recommend me a program which has all the command lines and what they do. Or even those "click a command" programs (if there is one). Thanks.

(for the :suspiciou "why do I want it" folks, well I would copy the file on my USB disk drive, take it to the cafe down below and see which programs they are running - there is this program which, when I type "Patch" in the internet explorer shuts it down and so I am not able to download all those Quake, Farcry, Doom, Painkiller, Halflife and etc. patches which improve performance and add a little more game play. Then I would make another file which would shutdown those processes. Hope I am not confusing you guys.)

A:Command Line Help

Easiest way I can think of is to use
tasklist > "directory you want file in"\tasklist.txt
But I'm not sure I understand what you're asking for here. Perhaps you can try to clarify a bit?

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I would like to know what is the command for delete files and shortcuts on current user desktop.

Is it del C:\documents and settings\*\local settings\desktop\popup blocker stops popups.lnk?

Using winxp pro. I know it is easlier to use windows explorer but I am doing this for interest.

Thank you.

A:Need some help on command line pls.

You are roughly right. When you open the DOS box, it will automatically be logged on the current user's account: C:\Documents and Settings\Account Name\

from there, change to the folder where the file or shortcut is located (for example, type CD Desktop, then press [ENTER]. Then type DEL (name of file or shorcut) and press [ENTER]

For stubborn files which won't delete while Windows is running, open the DOS box then end the EXPLORER.EXE process which quits the Windows shell but leaves the DOS box open for you to issue the DEL command on the stubborn file. When done, bring up the task-manager again (CTRL-ALT-DEL), log-off then log-on to restart the Windows shell.

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I am using Remote Destop Connection through Terminal Server for my stores to log into our point of sale, Which is on a Windows 2003 Server. Under the user accounts, it says I can have TS automatically open a specific program when they log in, but I have to enter that programs command line. How do I find what the command line for that progrram is?

Our pos also has an email client built in which can scan files with antivirus software. I need to find the command line for Norton AV too.

A:Command Line

I would think they are talking about the path to the file.

c:\Program Files\etc.....

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I recently installed new software that requires adding a command line to allow the software to restart and configure itself at start up. The manufacturer, who hasn't responded to my e-mail gives instructions to automatically load this software already configured by using the "command line". I'm using XP Pro. I believe that it's the last line below that needs to be loaded but my question is how do I so this. Here are the manufacturers instructions.
VSPEmulator.exe <config file path> <options>
Config file is a special file with extension ".vspe" that can be created using VSPE "Save as..." command.
Options are additional parameters that can be passed to VSPE to manage its basic behavior.
-minimize : minimize VSPE dialog
-hide_splash : do not show splash window

Execute VSPE and automatically load configuration file
VSPEmulator.exe c:/config_files/main.vspe

Execute, load configuration file, hide splash and minimize VSPE
VSPEmulator.exe c:/config_files/main.vspe -minimize -hide_splash

A:How do i use the command line in xp

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Foolishly signed up for AOL broadband (out of sheer laziness, I really should have known better!) and have found their online help to be a bit hazy in the area of commandline/batch commands.

What I want to be able to do is exit AOL, confirm my exit, exit AOL communicator (the nearest thing to POP3 that AOL offer) and shut down a few other programs I use all at once by means of a batch file.

Any ideas whether this is doable (the batch side of things I'm happy with, just the AOL command line stuff I'm not sure on).

Thanks guys.

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Hi Guy's and Girls,

Just first off I've never been too good with CMD and only an Apprentice in my company I work for.

Now something I've wanted to do for awhile was to make the following but I don't necassirealy I know how to do this in one batch file:

I would need a Batch file that is able to read the follow;
Find Current Hard Drive Space and What is used (Dir can do this as far as im aware)
Convert the CMD information Into either a Excel Document or a .txt format.

If anyone could lend me a hand with this that would be great.

P.S the drives I want to make a log of are Server Destinations so i can monitor their disk space daily.

New Member

A:Command Line - Help

I don't know if this might help. I have a command line program that gives the free space in B KB MB GB using the largest appropriate. It's df.exe for disk free

[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]df /?

df.exe Copyright 2014

Usage: df [ C D \\Name\Share ]
free disk space in one of B KB MB GB

( Truncated to 3 decimal places. )

[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]df c
383.848 GB Free on c:

If you would like to try it, it is free and may be downloaded from my page here:
Miles Ahead Software

Edit: you can use command line redirection to output to a file.
For example to append the result to test.txt you can do
df c: >>test.txt

Edit2: You may specify more than one drive on the line.
[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]df c e
383.848 GB Free on c:
65.669 GB Free on e:

[C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCCLE13x64]

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Is there a cmd.exe /switch for ?run as administrator? ?


A:Command Line

Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz

Is there a cmd.exe /switch for ?run as administrator? ?


Not that I'm aware of, but if you click the start orb, type "cmd" (without quotes) then right-click "cmd.exe" in the search results, you can then select "Run as Administrator" (but you already knew that...)

Here is a part of the switches available to CMD.EXE (You can get more by opening a command line window, then type "CMD /?" (without quotes) and pressing <ENTER>:

C:\Users\Peter Dzomlija>cmd /?
Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter
CMD [/A | /U] [/Q] [/D] [/E:ON | /E:OFF] [/F:ON | /F:OFF] [/V:ON | /V:OFF]
[[/S] [/C | /K] string]
/C Carries out the command specified by string and then terminates
/K Carries out the command specified by string but remains
/S Modifies the treatment of string after /C or /K (see below)
/Q Turns echo off
/D Disable execution of AutoRun commands from registry (see below)
/A Causes the output of internal commands to a pipe or file to be ANSI
/U Causes the output of internal commands to a pipe or file to be
/T:fg Sets the foreground/background colors (see COLOR /? for more info)
/E:ON Enable command extensions (see below)
/E:OFF Disable command extensions (see below)
/F:ON Enable file and directory name completion characters (see below)
/F:OFF Disable file and... Read more

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I was given a laptop to try an repair. None of the applications would open, it either asked how you want to open it or say no application found. After several tries I was able to do a virus scan. Couple Trojans and virus. Still no change in laptop. I googled the question and found someone asking a question with similar problem & was told to download this scan. I figured I had nothing to lose the laptop wasn't working so I outsmarted the virus & downloaded the program... After downloading, it needed to reboot. but before I allowed it to reboot I noticed the applications suddenly working... Rebooted & scanned. Its came up with 4 Trojans, 4 viruses & over 200 accounts of spyware. To remove them was $40 with $30 mail in rebate... My friend suggested that what I had downloaded was one of those scams that give you the Trojan & make you think they are getting rid of it for a price. They suggested I do a killdisk to wipe out the HDD and reinstall the OS.
Killdisk worked, it says I need to do a FDISK & FORMAT before I can download the new OS. I can't figure out how to do that. I get a blank black screen with a curser but it won't take any code. I have tried downloading the OS (windows XP) and it says it can't find any hard disk drives.

What am I doing wrong?

A:how do you get a command line?

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How do we check if IE has finished downloading a file through command line..?

A:IE 6 Command line help

Start>Search>Name of File. Most downloads tell you when they're finished and if you need to manually install.

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Wiondows XP has lost startup files. What is command line to copy all these files back onto machine for startup? And what is the complete set of files needed? thanks.

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If I have created a new folder on my C: file and named it: "Odd Bods" for example.

Using the DEL Command Prompt in XP, what is the exact syntax to forcibly delete it?

I have tried by opening the Command Prompt and typing in "CD \" then enter to bring up the cursor "C:\>". Then I have typed: "Del /F Odd Bods" and "enter". The message then comes up; "Are you sure? y/n". I then type: "y" and enter, but the folder is not deleted.


A:DEL command line

If folder is on desktop:

Enter 'cmd /k' (no quotes)
Enter 'cd\' (will get you the C:\ prompt)
Enter 'cd\Documents and Settings\{your user name}\Desktop'
Enter 'dir /w'

If you can see the item, Enter 'erase [filename]'

del [filename] also works - for a directory (maybe folders too) RD [directory] works

edit: if you do the Start, run, cmd /k thing then type 'help' you'll get a list of the limited MSDOS commands remaining in the poor excuse for DOS XP supports.

For details on those, type, for example, 'help del' and you'll get the possible options.

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Dear TS,

Currently I am working in access, fine tuning a little database.
In this little proggie I have made a button that directly links to a .bat-file that does nothing but open the folder H:/foto (Dutch)

In that folder are several kinds of criminal offenses.

It works like this for the user:

They click the photo-button, the folder opens and they will find by manual search the picture corresponding to the crime report. the pictures in that folder are ordered in sub-categories for a clear view.

What I'd d like to achieve is that the security-officials ONLY type something like "stepped on no-stepping-on-grass-sign" in a text bar and that they then click the photo-button and the H:/foto/stepped on no-stepping-on-grass-sign folder opens.

I know the idea of typing (part of a) directory and then press a button is just as lame as just viewing a folder that has only 25 sub folders anyway, but it's just what the security-officials want...

Thank you very much for your attention and help,


Meneer Geerts.

A:command line

I have an idea...don't know if it would work. Make a table in access; query to search the table on the partial name; attribute in the table is the full directory name or even the entire command line string. Put this on a macro that sends the result of the query to the command line?

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How can I turn something like this:

into a Reg add command?

I need to turn a series of reg edits into a .bat to run, and am a little confused on how to convert between the two formats.

The original I have is from a .reg edit file, and I need to convert the keys to a .bat/ .cmd


A:Command Line Reg help

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I wish to have downloads from the Web transferred directly to a file I have on my desktop. Presently it goes to program files/x86/program name. I wish it to go to my desktop and into "My Downloads". if possible. Can anyone help me accomplish this task? I need the command line. Thank you.

A:Command line

Hi Alvin,

First, if you aren't prompted for where to download files, see the following article to make sure that happens: Not Prompted to Specify Download Folder for File.

Second, if you are prompted but don't like where it selects and want it to be a different location (like the folder on your desktop), check out the following article: How to change the default download directory for Internet Explorer | Windows Reference.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this but I wanted to ask a tricky question.

I want to be able to access another PC via telnet (this I can do easily via RADMIN software) which gives the the CMD prompt access.

I then want to be able to launch a Sound file (or similiar) so that the user on the other end just hears whatever sound I have triggered (i.e. it doesn't have to launch WMP or similiar software).

Any ideas on how to do this?

I know it can be done as a clever guy I used to work with set it up and it was quite comical in the office when he was able to trigger cow noises, etc from anyone's PC by remoting in via the backend.



A:run exe via command line

I don't know the answer, I just want to subscribe in case someone else does !

I suppose if you could figure out how the default Windows sounds are triggered you could find the command line to run them.

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does win xp by default keep a log of command line commands executed?

i'm looking for a list of commands executed during the current windows session, but not the current session (i.e. I closed the command prompt window, but haven't logged out)

also: does win xp keep a log of ftp transfers done by the built-in ftp command line utility?

Thanks much!


A:command-line log?

No log, usually. You would need something like 4NT or PowerCmd to log command actions.

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Hi Everyone...When I go to my computer and hit start button then the run button and type in 'ipconfig' or 'config' and some times other commands the screen comes up just for a spilt second and then it disappears. Now I have been in my registry trying to tweak my computer using tweak XP. I don't know if this has anything to do with but its the last thing I have done. I not sure when this started either. I run windows XP Pro sp 3 and its running pretty good right now. But something is wrong and I not sure where to start so if this makes any sense to someone I need some advice Please....and thanks tooLeRoyjoeEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:command line

open a command prompt window first
type cmd and then hit enter, and the command prompt window should open and any commands you now type wont disappear

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I've been messing around with the ftp program in Windows XP's command prompt, and I've got something odd happening.

I uploaded a copy of AVG to my own website so I wouldn't have to hunt for it and so I could use this ftp program to download it. After giving the "get" command with the file name, the file downloads. But when it's done...if I go to run it, a new command prompt window opens for a split second, shows nothing, and disappears. This has happened on two different PCs now.

If I use a web browser to download the files, it works. I'm not sure what to make out of this. Could I be doing something wrong?

A:FTP at the command line

Sounds right, FTP is pretty simple. What is the FTP server on the other end that is dishing out the file?

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does win xp by default keep a log of command line commands executed?

i'm looking for a list of commands executed during the current windows session, but not the current session (i.e. I closed the command prompt window, but haven't logged out)

also: does win xp keep a log of ftp transfers done by the built-in ftp command line utility?

Thanks much!


A:Log Of Command Line?

No to both. I'm unaware of an easy way to do this, preferring to save my sessions with the screen capture utility and pasting it into MSPaint.

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I want to store >> into a SET variable.

Normally, I would do this:
However this returns an error.

How can I store >> without using quotation marks?

It needs to be >> in order for my script to work correctly?

Hope you guys can help.


A:SET command in Command Line

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how can I enable disable a policy using gpedit! Not via the GUI, you go do some clicks and enable.

But I want to execute one shot command which will say disable AutoRun.

I have searched exenstively, no results. I kind need this for my automation stuff.


A:Gpedit via command line

create a .REG file. Execute the .reg file.

The grouppolicy editor is a registry editor of sorts.

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found this at another site ...pretty useful :

An A-Z Index of the Windows NT/XP command line

ADDUSERS Add or list users to/from a CSV file
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
ASSOC Change file extension associations
ASSOCIAT One step file association
AT Schedule a command to run at a later time
ATTRIB Change file attributes

BROWSTAT Get domain, browser and PDC info

CACLS Change file permissions
CALL Call one batch program from another
CD Change Directory - move to a specific Folder
CHANGE Change Terminal Server Session properties
CHKDSK Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
CHKNTFS Check the NTFS file system
CHOICE Accept keyboard input to a batch file
CIPHER Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
CleanMgr Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin
CLEARMEM Clear memory leaks
CLIP Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard.
CLS Clear the screen
CLUSTER Windows Clustering
CMD Start a new CMD shell
COLOR Change colours of the CMD window
COMP Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
COMPACT Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition
COMPRESS Compress individual files on an NTFS partition
CON2PRT Connect or disconnect a Printer
CONVERT Convert a FAT drive to NTFS.
COPY Copy one or more files to another location
CSVDE Import or Export Active Directory data

DATE Display or set the date
Dcomcnfg DCOM Configuration Utility
DEFRAG Defragment hard drive
DEL Delete one or more files
DELPROF Delete NT user profiles
DELTREE Delete a folder and all subfolders
DevCon Device Manag... Read more

A:command line list

You can also see anytime on your on XP computer by running:

hh.exe ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm

If you feel you want to access it frequently to learn, just create a shortcut on your desktop.

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i have a few computers at my house and they all use windows. I want to control them via command line and i have a few questions about that.

1. What commands do I use to show the current work group my user is in, the current user that's logged in and current password my user uses to log in.

2.Do the same commands work for windows visa and 7

3.Can I change a setting via command line that will allow remote desktop connection to a computer?

A:Command line questions

1.Users are not in Work Groups. Computers are. Users are assigned to Local Groups. Your are not going to show the password. That is encrypted. Type the command SET at the cmd prompt and you will see a few things you want.

2. Pretty much. Plus they have a few more options.

3. Can't recall. I think you can toggle that on and off with the registry. I am sure if you Google searched you might find an anszwer.

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I am trying to add a user via the command line through a virtual pc I added with VMWare. I'm running windows 10, and unable to add because this is what I get when I open CMD: I can't go beyond this point, I keep getting error messages. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thank you, Tina

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Is it possible to download a file with a direct link via the command prompt in windows xp/2000 for use in a batch file? What command do you use?

I tried "copy C:\Temp"...and that didn't work =)

A:Command Line Options

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I am a long time programmer and computer science professor, since 1979.
I grew up with the command line and like it just fine.
But Windows 7 seems to change the GUI way of doing things and not mess with the command line.

Yesterday I was at the command prompt and went to C:\users\Stockwell
and then did a "dir". I saw several directories, but there was no "My Documents" listed. I did
cd "My Documents"
and it worked!
Then I copied over several .xls files from a USB key. I did a dir to see them.
It showed nothing!
Then I ran Excel 2003 (I can't stand Office '07!) to open them -- and they all showed up in My Documents and I opened them.
What the hell gives here?

A:libraries and the command line

Did you create another folder called 'My Documents' ? If you did, I would think it would be listed under Documents. (click the arrow next to Documents)

I created a 'My Pictures' folder

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Hello everyone, i d like to disable my mic from command line

how do i do that?

A:How do i disable my mic from command line

Would say one you have highlighted in the picture, Desabilitar (Disable)

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How can I set this via command-line or registry? I need a way to automatically launch "Explorer c:\folder\myfolder" with a view appropriate for long filenames on any Windows Vista/Win7 PC.

A:How can I set this via command-line or registry?

Type c:\windows\explorer.exe X:\folder\subfolder /e on Notepad, save as a batch file with .bat extension. Copy file to C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup to open X:\Folder\Subfolder in Explorer in Details view every time you log in to your user account, or to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp if you want this to happen on all user accounts.


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Does anyone know where I could find a list of the command line parameters for QuickTime 5 when invoked from NT's command prompt? Does QuickTime even support command line parameters?

I have a large number of small files that I would like to export to another format, and it would be easier if I could batch process them with a Windows Script.

I have tried using other conversion programs, and nothing works as well as QuickTme's internal exporter.

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I received a Fujitsu Amilo, 80GB notepad running WinXP.

I'm trying to partition the disc into 4v20GB drives. NOw I have tried to use the Windows Doc Management facility - it does not work! You know, when you right click on the Primary partion (there is one only partition shown - 79GB) but, previously with previous computers, when you right click, the sub-menu that appears has a 'make new partition' selection. With this computer, when I right click, that selection is greyed out and unavailable. Now I must explain that the suppliers of this computer did not supply the original Windows didk but rather what they call a 'Recovery disk' What I assume is that this 'Recovery' disk does not supply the partitioning facility.
Anyway, so I tried to partition using the command line and the 'diskpart' command. Everything worked fine until I get to the final command where you enter what you want? This is my problem - how exactly do you enter the command?

I checked the Windows Help facility and entered 'create partition logical 20GB

but then received a list of commands to be used with 'diskpart'

I then tried 'create partition logical 20'

and back came the list

and the same thing happened with 'create logical drive size 20

and with 'create logical drive [size 20]

Could someone please tell me what I should type - or do - for me to create four partitions on my hard drive of sizes 20GB; 20GB; 20GB and whateve... Read more

A:Partition - using command line


You have Operating System on that Hard drive already?

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I am trying to run a command line prompt utility from Microsoft on windows 7. Sure I am doing something wrong, after I click the downloaded .exe file the command prompt pops up briefly then disappears. Can someone explain the basics of running a command line utility on win7? Thanks!

This is the one I am trying to run....(this is just one of many on this site


A:How to run a command line utility?

Please explain in further detail. I can get to the sight, but don't know what you are after.

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Hello guys,
there is the problem i have
i need to delete rar archive after i extract files from it
i need to do it in cmd
"C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rar.exe" e D:\test\1.rar D:\test\archive\'

need switch or attribute to delete 1.rar in this line

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long story short i need to check my IP from a command line behind a router lol. I know there are several ways to gain your IP from online but in this situation it realy needs to be only from command line. anyone know any .exe's or commands that would allow this :-D thanks!

A:Check IP From Command Line?

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Hi Folks,

I am experiencing what I believe is a bug with UAC in Windows 7.

I would like to see if anyone can recreate this issue and tell me if it is a bug or is working as expected.

To recreate the issue:

1. Confirm the following local security policy setting is Enabled. Local Policies -> Security Options -> User Account Control: Run all administrators in admin approval mode.

2. Launch a command prompt and open a new elevated command prompt with this command: runas /user:<domain>\<user> cmd.exe

3. Once the new window opens, navigate to your C: directory via My Computer. Once at C: attempt to create a new text document by right click and selecting new. If my suspicion is correct, you will have lost nearly all access to the C: directory.

4. To fix this permission issue, disable the setting mentioned in step 1. Reboot will be required.

Is this working as intended? Is this a bug? I have not come across any thread or document that discusses this issue being caused by the runas command.

I assume the issue is with UAC's admin approval mode, as the disabling admin approval mode appears to resolve the issue.

A:UAC bug with runas from command line?

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Nice first post. It is always good to see steps to reproduce the problem. In this case, you do not need step 2 to be able to see what you are seeing (which is normal).

1) enable policy (which is enabled by default)
2) use Windows (file) Explorer to navigate to the root of the system drive
3) right click > New
(the only option in the default context menu will be Folder)

This is by design because Windows (file) Explorer is running at the medium integrity level. If you start explorer.exe via "run as admin", it will run at the high integrity level and you will have the complete "New" context menu.

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Hello everyone, i d like to disable my mic from command line

how do i do that?

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Can someone tell me the command line switches I could add to the end of an .exe to control the X and Y coordinates.

I want to control where on the screen my application opens. For example, I want Excel to open in the top right corner of my screen.


A:command line question

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I know on alot of msc's on a computer you can type in XXXX.msc /Computer=ComputerName and connect to a remote computer is there any way to get a list of what command line items you can do on this to configure it? I looked into mmc.exe and tried the /? and I tried that on the individual mscs as well with no success Searching the web has yielded me only a list of the mscs and what they do even thought i already know that.

Any thoughts?

A:MSC's and Command line switches.

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everytime i try and start a command line program, the program flickers then exits, this is extremely irritating and i am trying to run command lines with no luck pleaseee help me out on this one!

A:Command line error!!

Howdy d213753

Are you clicking Run..the typing in command? Also you can try typing in cmd.exe

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I need to be able to send text files to the primopdf from the windows command prompt.

this workd:

type filename > \\servername\primopdf

it opens up the primopdf file, then select to create brings up the saveas screen, when you select to save I get:

PDF Conversion Failed : -21

if I open this file in notepad or word then select the printer primopdf from here all works good. But I need to be able to do it from the command line to integrate it with my system.


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My grandma has a PC with Windows XP, she uses it only for Skype calls. As you might expect, her PC knowledge is poor.

I live 100 km away from her and sometimes she needs some help with her PC. Usually I guide her via phone but it's very awkward.

Just wondering - can go in to her PC using command line from my PC? What commands should I use and what modifications to do on my grandma's PC? Should I ask permission from grandma's ISP (which is the same as mine)?


PS. didn't dare to ask if it's possible to access PC with WinXP using Terminal on Ubuntu 10.10. but maybe?

A:Connecting to another PC via command line

I'm sure it must be possible to use command line and/or terminal window but I have no idea how. If your purpose is to learn some of the nitty gritty details I wish you luck. If your purpose is really just to help your grandmother I suggest that you consider TeamViewer. I've used on my own XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 machines.

If you don't wish to install anything and if you have a Windows machine you could use Windows' Remote Assistance.

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hi, in the comamnd line in xp how do i display the date and redirect the output of the command to a txt file?

thanks for any help.

A:Command line xp question

This works for install date of Windows
Windows Install Date

"systeminfo | find /i "install date" -->enter

This works for IPConfig Notepad creating:
Start --> Run--> cmd /c ipconfig /all >Desktop\ipconfig.txt < ok>

So I wonder if "systeminfo" has a "date" option, that you could type " >Desktop\Date.txt "

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Just built up a new computer. Installed Windows XP Home SP3. Installed fine but couldn't get online. Found out I needed to install the drivers from the motherboard install disk. It installs the drivers but then it has to reboot to finish. When it reboots it goes to a command line promt to make a raid disk. Problem is that I don't have a floppy disk drive in the computer. (Come on, I didn't think ppl even used em anymore.) If I try to take the CD out and run windows, It gets to the XP load up screen then restarts. Unless I run it in safe mode. My question is this:

Is there a command i can use in that prompt to save the Raid Disk info to another drive or port. Like a USB port or External Floppy Drive?

The motherboard is:
ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

I've already tried to call Asus themselves but waited for 27 minutes and an operator answered n said they'd have to call back. sure

A:Solved: dos command line

If you installed XP Home and it is working, you don't need a RAID disk... so these probably are not the drivers you need.

You need the chipset, network and audio drivers here:
(skip the drivers for SATA RAID and NVIDIA nForce C55/MCP51 for 64-bit)

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Are there any command(s) that will output PC information?

PC name
MAC address
IP static (yes/no)
Amount of RAM
Processor Mhz
My goal is to create a bat file that will output that sort of information to a txt file. Looking to do this on a large scale.

A:Command line: PC information

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Hie everyone. i am new to computer science.may you please help me with the commands of command prompt and their meanings. A printable document or link to these commands would help. Thank you.

A:Command line usage

Hello and Welcome -Please note that the following material is very educational, and is not designed as a "put down" towards any beginner -OK - A few basis lessons for you to start with - I would first purchase or download Windows For DummiesThis is NOT being personal towards you, but it is a very Educational book -command prompt and the meanings A very basic introduction -An A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command lineMicrosoft DOS and command promptI hope you find something interesting in this lot -- Remember that it takes years to fully learn all the tricks -Thank You -

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I'm having troubles whit my cmd. shortly, this is how it looks like :

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Masaa>ipconfig
'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Masaa>help
'help' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Masaa>

tryed to check help from, but no help. I would preciate if you could help me alittle.

Matti Lehmus

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It was recently brought to my attention that at times Windows Messenger was secretly running and I never even knew it. I didn't realize this until one day when I was doing computer work offline my Instant Messengers ... a window suddenly popped up in my face ... "hey Dan" ... it was my friend.

I was quite outraged that my computer was secretly online to Windows Messenger without me knowing about it. So I set out to delete Windows Messenger completely off my computer altogether.

So I went to Google and searched. Most of the techniques all wanted to me to open my command line and access strings and such from within there.

Well still to this day I have never been in my own command line because it is malfunctioning.

I click Start ... then Run ... I type CMD ... a black box appears and then dissapears within 1 second. I cannot click on it within that timeframe or else it simply just dissapears faster.

I was told to come here and post my problem because it may be a virus or the remains of a virus infecting the application. So I ran all the scans and downloaded all those programs. I have attached my log below.

However I had only one problem with the 5 steps. Step 2 I believe it is ... running anti-virus scans.

When I would try to click the links ... they would eventually give me an error sign saying essentially that Norton 2005 does not support the "Repair" feature ... and to please uninstall and then reinstall. The moment I'd click OK it ... Read more

A:Command-Line Malfunctional


Apologies on the delay.......

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below. Also if you have any programs that may prevent system changes (like Spybot's TeaTimer program, Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, and others), make sure you disable them before doing any of the fixes (or accept the changes for the fix we give you when asked by the programs).

Go to My Computer->Tools (or View)->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders (it's Show all files for Windows 98).
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

The first thing I would like to do is have you close and disable Spybot's TeaTimer. It may interfere with some of our fixes. We can restore it whewn we are done.

Download Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additio... Read more

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