Batch Coding

I need an interactive advanced batch and visual basic scripts course.

Topic by DarkShadowOrigin 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Batch project

I need people that can script/batch to bounce some ides off of. through ideas out and let them get heard, talk about them, ask for help, I will ask some things along the way I'm sure :D!! Batchers Unite!!!!

Topic by spiker 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Why won't this batch script work? Answered

I am making an alarm/timer script, and this line isn't working.: IF '%TIME%'=='0:18:05.20' (GOTO yes) ELSE (GOTO LOOP) It works when I put %DATE% in instead like this: IF '%DATE%'=='03/01/2011' (GOTO yes) ELSE (GOTO LOOP) It quits really quickly with the first line, but i was able to see what is says, and it says 0:18:05.20 was unexpected at this time. What's going wrong?

Question by XOIIO 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Text based pokemon beta

This is a demo of a text based pokemon game i am working on. There may be some glitches or bugs. Save often in case of glitches and bugs. Do not move the .txt file that the game creates, as that is the save file. Click the file named textbasedpokemon.rar, to download the game. Use winrar to open up the file. Please comment if you like it or dislike it. Please comment if you have any suggestions or ideas. Please comment if you find any problems with the game. UPDATE! Beta V1.3: updates: 1.You can now get a potion (go find it). 2.You can now get PokeBalls (pr.oak gives you them). 3.Fixed major glitch that happens when your Pokemon faints in battle and you switch to your next Pokemon. 4.Cleaned up the Pokemon info screen. 5.General fixes and changes. Update History: Beta V1.2: updates: 1.Fixed an imbalance in the way leveling up Pokemon works. 2.Modified save and load function. 3.Fixed error in how pp is calculated. 4.Fixed error caused by being healed by your mom. Beta V1.1: updates: 1.Your Pokemon can now faint in battles. 2.Your mom will heal your Pokemon if you run out of Pokemon in battle. 3.Fixed problem with Pokemon not increasing in level. 4.Increasing in level now increases a Pokemon's max hp, its max pp, its max exp, and the max amount of damage a move does. 5.increased loading speed in battles! 6.General fixes and changes.

Topic by funlunde 4 years ago


Check if a process is running from a batch file? Answered

I need a command simmilar to “IF EXIST” to check if a process, such as wmplayer.exe is running. Something like this. if exist wmplayer.exe (echo proccess running) else (echo proccess not running Can you think of anything? **I thought I was close with this, but I can't get it to work.** IF ”%notepad.exe%”==”” (echo The process is not running) ELSE (echo the program is running) With it set up like this it always says the process is not running IF ”%notepad.exe”==”” (echo The process is not running) ELSE (echo the program is running) With this it aways it running. Any ideas on how to get it to work? I know I’m really close.

Question by XOIIO 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


Is there a batch script that you can compile and have it run a command when a date/time is met.

I need a batch script that can: run in the backround when a certain date/time is reached execute a command Any help would be much appreciated. Private Message me Thanks dla888

Question by dla888 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How does one create a batch script that will run under unicode format? Answered

If you want to use special characters provided in command prompt and implement them in a batch script, how would one run a batch script in unicode format? Once it is created, a batch script must be run in ANSI encoding. But the special characters will be lost! Answers?

Question by TATcreator 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Batch pause command

I was just wondering if there was a way to customize the message in a batch file to say something other then "press any key to continue....." or hiding the message with ">nul" thanks Batchers Unite!!!

Topic by spiker 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how to do division and rounding within the string?

Hi all, I am new in scripting and I'm working with a tool which is exactly like windows cmd. My input text file is :     age=min;age_1D_param_min_64;meas_time = My batch file reads the lines from this input and splits the lines by “ ; ” then executes a function with the token and age file from the second field and after all parses the output for the third line. in the following you can see my current batch file:     setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion     for /f "tokens=1,2,3* delims=;" %%a in (input.txt) do ( REM create token file echo.%%a>current.tok     sinoparam -p D:\product\%%b 0x0100001F current.tok> out.txt     for /f %%y in ('findstr /C:"%%c" out.txt ^| sed "s/.*%%c .............. )do SET RESULT=%%y     echo.%%a;%%b;%%c;!RESULT!>>finaloutput.csv     )     GOTO :EOF now I have problem with one string in out.txt which is the result of executing my function:     meas_time =31.9999 in my batch file I want to do the followings: 1.find the value in string dActual_age =31.9999 by findstr/C 2. if the value is lower than 1000 round it and show the result 3. if it’s greater than 1000 first divide it by 32 and then round the result Does anyone know how I can do this ? thanks for any help! HOda

Question by hodarahmati 2 years ago


Game maker 8 Pokemon game Help

Hi I am making a pokemon game in Game maker 8 Pro Version.  I am hopeless at scripting with the GML ( with other types of scripting as well ). I can make the backgrounds but I have no Idea on how to make the battle scenes. So if you go into the grass it chooses a random number between one and 5 and if it is 1 a pidgey will apear 2 a caterpie will appear etc. etc etc.. Then Also the EXP and Health the PP and the pokemon attack moves themselves. I guess what I'm trying to ask is : Does anyone know what I should do ? Thanks  Nathan

Question by ghostmonkeys 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I need a batch file that will display usernames and the corresponding passwords, is there such a thing? Answered

If someone could send me the outline for the script, it would be great!

Question by XOIIO 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Apple scripting question? Answered

I am new to Apple computers, I just got an older system off of ebay for testing purposes and so that I can learn how to use them.  (I want to go into IT for a living, so I will need to learn how to use them.) I need a little help getting started with my first project.  I have made a working program for what I want to do in Windows as a batch file (which I then compiled into an .exe).  For a company that I am starting, people often need to send me large files, and I want to give them a way to do this.  I have two FTP servers (one in the cloud, and one at home that my parents make me shut down every night).  Since these files are large enough that it takes awhile to download them from my cloud server, my script automatically selects which server to use based on the current time.  It then prompts the user to drag and drop their file into the dos window to select the files they wish to upload.  After that, it creates an FTP script which is then executed using the ftp /s command.  This program works great. I would like to get this program working on my mac as well (I realize that I probably can't use the same script, I will have to change it).  I considered using a bash script, but it seems that you would have to start the script from terminal (it can't just be executed by clicking on it like in windows).  I've also looked at automator, but as far as I can see it doesn't even have the ability to upload to FTP. At this point, I just want to make an easy way for people to upload to a specific FTP server without having to enter usernames, passwords, IP addresses/ urls, etc.  I don't even care if it automatically switches between servers like my other script... that is a bonus.  To any mac programmers out there, if you were going to do this; where would you start?  (Stick with bash, applescript, automator, another programming language, etc.) Thanks!

Question by thegeekkid 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Create a program to run .bat files? Answered

Hello, I want to run a .bat file when my computer starts up automatically.. I made a script in wordpad, saved as .bat to try and open the file, but I recieved weird error messages when trying to open the file, the script worked on other things such as opening microsoft word ( I did this to check if it was working) I would like to know if there is any simple program I could write or download that could open this file (like your clicking it) Many thanks Oscar

Question by oscarthompson 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is it possible to make a worldwide chat room?

Is it possible to make a worldwide (not local) chat room out of batch or java script? if not, is there a simple exe? Requirements: multiple people can join easy interface shows who has joined/leaft, and when they say something it says their name maybe admin permissions (ie ban, kick, or delte message?

Question by Orange Shadow 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Tricky batch stuff...?

This isn't exactly a conventional question, but it's a question nonetheless.  The thing is, I'm thinking of starting a forum for all the tricky techniques and methods with batch (it wouldn't be a great instructable as it would require a lot of previous knowledge). So, I'd basically just have an index with all these different segments of how to do tricky stuff (such as advanced techniques for piping and other random stuff). The only problem is that I don't know what to make it on, so I'm trying to target people who've read all the instructables and are still missing that extra bit of information. Now, you could say something like "do whatever you think is hard", but the thing is I work better when it's at the request of someone else (basically I like to help people, and I'm abusing that natural urge). So, if you're experienced in batch but are curious about anything (perhaps how to ignore every rule in the book and put 50 nested for loops within your script), please post it below. Thank you. --EDIT-- I've started rewriting my batch tutorial, so most of the stuff you comment will go into that... somewhere.

Question by Prof. Pickle 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Current drive letter in batch? Answered

I used to have a short code block that would set the drive letter that it's in, to a variable. If I had the batch file on my flash drive (G:), it would set:G:\If I had the file on my desktop, it would set:C:\Does any one understand what I'm talking about? For the life of me, I can't remember that script...

Question by Arbitror 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Cool Batch applet

Hey whats up the names Jason. I am 13 and like to play with computers but not like Halo (although i am guilty of occasionally playing Halo) what interest me is computer logic and programming. So right now i am half-way decentish with Qbasic and consequently Visual Basic, but the language i am most fluent in is just plain old DOS scripting (batch files). My math teacher at the begging of the year my math teacher announced that once o twice a month we would have a pop quiz on square roots and squares of numbers 1-20. Now to say the least I am poor with memorization. So i tried flash cards and starin at a sheet with the squares and square roots on it. but I was pretty consistently getting 60s and 70s. Now being a pretty good student this upset me and my parents weren't exactly happy. So then i decided i would make a batch file to quiz me on this, my first one was on sqrts. writing this took forever so even still i made another for squares. These programs help me study immensely and i now get a perfect 100 every quiz.. i then started thinking that there must be a way to speed up the writing of a simaler quiz program. thats why i wrote this, and i know it is probably mediocre but i like it so be nice. (You can do whatever you want with this source code, and while not required i would prefer credit if you distribute a mod of this batch file.)Here it is:rem The purpose of this batch is to automate the process of making another batch that is used to quiz a person@echo off:startclsEcho Make a Quizecho.echo.rem this part creates a variabl that wil be used in creating the final batch fileecho enter the name of the fileecho .bat wil automaticaly be tacked ont to the endSet /p filename=echo.echo.rem This just creates a ariable that is the title of the the game to be createdecho now enter the title of the quizset/p title=echo.echo.rem this is where the user inputs question part one and it becomes a variableecho enter question part 1Set /p quespt1=echo.echo.rem this ask for the second part of the question echo enter qeustion part 2set /p quespt2=echo.echo.Rem this declares some variables just for shorthandset line=echo.set ec=echoRem this creates a file that user named a while back and then fills it with some preliminary textecho @echo off>%filename%.batecho :start>>%filename%.batecho cls>>%filename%.batecho echo %title%>>%filename%.batecho %line%>>%filename%.batecho %line%>>%filename%.batrem this part is called midstart because ideally later you can repeat this multiple times depending on how long your quiz isset next=0:midstartset /a next=%next%+1rem now we ask for the question of the questionecho now enter the question for the current questionSet /p questmp=echo.echo.rem now we ask for the answer for that questionecho now the answer to that same questionSet /p anstmp=rem More txt inserting (the %%answer%% is used so that in the batch file being created it shows up as %answer%)echo echo %quespt1% %questmp% %quespt2%>>%filename%.batecho set /p answer=>>%filename%.batecho if %%answer%% == %anstmp% goto next%next%>>%filename%.batecho echo you lost>>%filename%.batecho pause>>%filename%.batecho goto start>>%filename%.batecho :next%next%>>%filename%.batecho echo You got it right>>%filename%.batecho %line%>>%filename%.batecho %line%>>%filename%.batecho you have asked %next% question(s)echo.echo.echo If you would like to make a new question simply type "n" and press enterecho However to input your last question type "l" and press enterset /p endchoice=if %endchoice% == l goto endif %endchoice% == n goto restart:restartgoto midstart:endset /a next=%next%+1rem now we ask for the question of the questionecho now enter the question for the current questionSet /p questmp=echo.echo.rem now we ask for the answer for that questionecho now the answer to that same questionSet /p anstmp=rem More txt inserting (the %%answer%% is used so that in the batch file being created it shows up as %answer%)echo echo %quespt1% %questmp% %quespt2%>>%filename%.batecho set /p answer=>>%filename%.batecho if %%answer%% == %anstmp% goto next%next%>>%filename%.batecho echo you lost>>%filename%.batecho pause>>%filename%.batecho goto start>>%filename%.batecho :next%next%>>%filename%.batecho echo you won>>%filename%.batecho echo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>>%filename%.batecho %line%>>%filename%.batecho echo click to exit>>%filename%.batecho pause>>%filename%.batEcho And thats it your doneecho.echo click to exitset /p end=And thats it so have fun and feel free to comment

Topic by lemonshark10 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Batch check the integrity of AutoCAD? Answered

We need a way to batch check the integrity of a lot of AutoCAD files and need suggestions or recommendations.  These files have been recovered from a raw data image so many of them are corrupt and will not open.  The option to move any undamaged files would be extra beneficial. The only program I have been able to find is one called SmartPurger but it does not work as AutoCAD will popup with error messages on corrupted files and stall the process.  There is an option in SmartPurger to auto accept the popups but it does not seem to actually work.  Been Googling for a few hours and it looks like it somehow may be possible with LISP or Script programming but I've got zero experience with these things. Thanks!

Question by CsongorBakos 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Batch file that can view hard drive temperature?

Computer: Compaq Presario S6000CL Uses: Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 Version 2002 These computers have temperature sensors on the hard drive standard, I'm trying to figure out how to use it through a batch (MS-DOS) Script, I know quite a bit about batch but I'm kind of stuck here, I'll ask any questions in the comments, any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

Question by DELETED_DragonHeart247 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Batch. Reading multiple lines from a text file? Answered

I created a batch file, everytime it runs it saves a name and date to a log (log.txt). So everytime it gets more and more lines. I want to know how to read all the lines from File.txt (in another Batch file). my current script is: @echo off set /p txt= > File.txt set /p txt2= >> File.txt set /p txt3= >> File.txt set /p txt4= >> File.txt set /p txt5= >> File.txt 'and so on echo %txt% echo %txt1% echo %txt2% echo %txt3% echo %txt4% echo %txt5% Every time i run it, it says "did not expect >>" Please help

Question by animan1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Help...?

I have figured out how to make an inbox setup, I just need help. I am not asking for someone to give me the whole answer, but rather help me figure out what the problem is. This isn't the program itself (obviously), just a section Please take a look:if %command% EQU 5 (chdir C:\chdir Documents and Settingschdir All Userschdir Desktopchdir %global.username%IF EXIST Mail.txt (type %global.username%echo You have mail!pause > nulset command=goto AccountPanel) ELSE (echo No new messages.pause > nulset command=goto AccountPanel)For some reason, I can only get it to say "You have no new messages" or "You have mail!" rather than the right one for the situation. Now, It keeps appearing and disapearing in a window whenever I select the number five. All users have the same exact Account Panel, so %global.username% just represents the user that is currently logged on using set globals. I am kindly asking for help, not for someone to do it for me. I know that batch isn't a real scripting language, but it is fun to work with, just... confusing. I am sure I have all of the directories correct. Please help!

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_DarthVader 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Once again, I need Batch Help

Is there a command that can count the times a code "plays/runs" and then do something with that number? such as....@ECHO OFF echo.Echo HiEcho. pause >nulEcho.:againstart Blah.txtgoto :againIf goto :again = 5 times goto :end <---- concept Idea:end echo.echo now its opened 5 timesecho.pauseNow if it went to again 5 times is there a way that i can send it another anchor in the script?

Topic by spiker 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Flippin Open Source Rant

I'm hate open source today!! It started out so easy, too. Download a free script based avi editor called Avisynth? Ok. Try to save the output of your newly edited avi file? Who the bleep knows how? Well, try to install a plugin instead. Download and stick in the plugins folder. Doesn't work. Scrounge around forums looking for a quick answer. Nothing. I read in the readme file somewhere that I need to download a C++ API to get a certain plugin working. OK, go to the website for the API. There's a cryptic list of file names with no descriptions. I pick one at random and download that. Wrong one. I pick a different one. Seems to be the right one. Good. Oh wait, the readme for the plugin says I need to download GCC and run the file to compile the stupid plugin. WHY THE FLIPPIN CRAP DIDN"T YOU FETCHIN POST THE STUPID BINARY!?!?! Get frustrated. Rant here. I really feel like cussing. Stupid GPL. A gazillion versions of open software posted all the time, all on the same page with mountains of text to read through just to try and find which version you need for your OS. Stupid Programmers. Don't know the purpose of a good user interface if it hit them in their blocky heads. AND THEN YOU HAVE TO DOWNLOAD A FRIGGIN COMPILER TO COMPILE THE CRAP YOU JUST DOWNLOADED--THEN FIGURE OUT HOW THE COMPILER WORKS--THEN FIND OUT THE LATEST VERSION OF THE COMPILER HAS A BUG THAT PREVENTS THE stupid thing from compiling. Does every open source programmer assume everyone that uses their stuff is a software engineer? I GUESS SO! AHHHHHHHHH! Linux will never beat windows. Stupid OS. I'm going to buy a freakin MAC with OS X. Then I can run my darn batch files from a terminal AND have a frickin stable GUI. Oh wait, I'd have to sell some blood plasma to afford a frickin' Mac. Great. Can't even run a useful batch file under Windows. Back to the GPL crap and Linux. *sigh* I should have bought Quicktime Pro months ago . . . or killed a rich uncle and inherited his fortune so I could buy programs that work and pay someone to maintain them on my system.

Topic by royalestel 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Electrical / Electronics Engineering Position in Chicago - RAW THRILLS

Hi everyone, We have one of the ultimate electronics positions available. We make coin-op arcade games and constantly innovate our electronics to differentiate our games from the home consoles. We're looking for someone that can hack innovative technology and make it work in our market. Official job posting is below. Please check out www.rawthrills.com for more information about our company! JOB INQUIRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO jobs@rawthrills.com. Please include a resume and an explanation of your qualifications and interest. ====================================== Available Position: Highly Motivated, Entry Level Electrical or Computer Engineer Raw Thrills, Inc. - February 2010 Raw Thrills, the leading US manufacturer of coin-operated video games, is looking for an enthusiastic Electrical or Computer engineer to join our Electronics Engineering design team. You will be working as an efficient member of a small team on products that continue to gain domestic and international market-share. Immediately, you will contribute to the design and verification of electronics, firmware, and software. In addition to the internal team, you will work with partner engineering companies to develop & maintain products, and interact with contract manufacturers to troubleshoot issues on-the-fly as they arise on the production line. You will collaborate with several experienced engineers and programmers, all the while working independently most of the work day. At Raw Thrills, our arcade games are designed entirely in-house, from the ground up. They are composed of custom mechanical parts (wood cabinet, plastics, metals, etc.), an off-the-shelf PC, a monitor, custom wiring, custom electronics & interface devices, and custom game software. As part of the Electronics Engineering team, you will be involved in much of the arcade game’s design, from low-level circuitry to high level software, and everything in between: * ESD testing & EM compliance * Custom circuit & firmware design * System integration & validation (peripherals ↔ PC ↔ API ↔ software) * Operating System (Windows Embedded) maintenance * Device driver & device-application interface (API) programming * Device functional & longevity test design (including GUI PC software, firmware, and mechanical construction) * Coordination between mechanical and electronics design * and more! Required Skills: * Demonstrable working knowledge of C/C++: need examples of work and debugging proficiency * Solid understanding of digital circuit design & troubleshooting digital systems (from circuit to PC software) * Experience designing & implementing a digital system from the ground up (school project, internship, etc.) * FPGA (VHDL or Verilog) and/or MCU (c or asm) programming competency * Self-sufficient and motivated to independently learn * Proficient with standard bench tools: soldering iron, oscilloscope, DMM, etc. Bonus Skills: * Programming experience with PC↔device communication: USB, RS232, LPT, etc. * Schematic capture and PCB layout experience * GUI programming experience (Win32 or Linux) * Active knowledge of Linux / home Linux user * Working knowledge of common scripting languages (Python, bash, Windows batch, etc.) Example Projects: * Design low-cost circuitry to robustly control addressable LEDs for eye-popping lighting effects * Design, implement, and perform game system latency testing (create hardware/software as needed) o EX: What is the round trip time from button-press to in-game feedback? Where are the bottlenecks? * Design hardware diagnostic software to allow automatic system diagnosis by end-user * Design automated functional test software for completed PCB assemblies * Design circuit and layout PCB for contact-less sensor module o Determine and perform validation testing * Add interface firmware features (i2c, Dallas 1-Wire, etc.) to MCU based board and update PC API so that game programmers can leverage the new features

Topic by rawthrills 8 years ago