Batch Notepad

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Introduction: Batch Notepad

I made this notepad thing because .. well. I had nothing to do.
i know you can get the dos editing thing but i still wanted to make my own version.

all it does is lets you name and make a file.
thats about it lol.

please tell me if you find any bugs..

also ask :
erikals
For a more up to date bug free version of this. . . . Thanks erikals =D

And please comment.

Step 1: How You Name Your File

The first thing you can do is name it .. so I'll so you how that works...

it asks you to name your file eg. hello.txt , .bat whatever and then once you have named it lets say .. hello.txt it changes the title to 'hello.txt - iRule Notepad' and it also changes the bit thats always at the top .. so now when you edit the text it will save it as 'hello.txt'

HOW IT WORKS:
all i used to so this was:

set /p name=">"
title %name% - iRule Notepad

and thats all it took!

Step 2: Adding Text

The next thing you can do it add text ... to do this you just type '123loltestwhatever' whatever you want and it will make a file called 'whatever you named it' then to add a new line you press enter as many times as you want although you cannot use the symbols < > | because they are used for batch commands it is annoying when say your making a .bat file and you want 'echo 123>123.bat' but you will have to find a way around that.

HOW IT WORKS:
to make it save all it took was one like of coding:

echo %content%>>%name%

and to write the content all it was:
set /p content=">"

Step 3: Edit a Document That Already Exists

on the options screen when you press 0 all it does is takes you to the batch editor witch is a really rubbish editing thing but it uses batch thats why i linked to it in my notepad...

HOW IT WORKS:
all this took was:

set /p edit=">"
edit %edit%

you can download my natepad compiled as an .exe or .bat if you want to messaround with it =]
!! REMEMBER !!
Take out the .itsa so it looks like iRule Notepad.exe or .batnot .itsa

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    39 Discussions

    How do you set your text color to that bright green?

    i only know

    color3

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    xxDerp

    2 years ago

    it won't allow me to run the .exe version on my computer!

    Its running: Windows 10

    Could help?

    can you make a batch file that can find text in notepad and copy it to another new notepad

    You realise you can do this ENTIRE thing in 10 lines?
    Next time try using:
    Copy con %file%
    And tell the user to end the editing session by "Ctrl + Z"

    Can you give it like ?????.exe, ?????.bat, ?????.vba, etc?

    Here's the copy of all the code (NOTE this message is 3 years late!!!!)

    @echo off
    color 0a
    set name=United
    title %name% - iRule Notepads
    :options
    cls
    echo ________________________________________
    echo.
    echo iRule Notepad
    echo ________________________________________
    echo - %name%
    echo.
    echo Press 0 to edit a document that already exists.
    echo Press 1 to edit the name of your document.
    echo Press 2 to edit the contents of your document.
    echo Press 3 for help.
    echo Press 4 to exit.

    set /p you=">"
    if %you%==1 goto 1
    if %you%==2 goto 2
    if %you%==3 goto help
    if %you%==4 goto 4
    if %you%==0 goto 0

    cls
    echo *********************************
    echo sorry invalid number!
    echo *********************************
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    goto options

    :1
    cls
    echo ________________________________________
    echo.
    echo iRule Notepad
    echo ________________________________________
    echo - %name%
    echo.
    echo Name Your Document .. eg. 'hello.txt' or 'hello.bat'
    set /p name=">"
    title %name% - iRule Notepad

    goto options

    :2
    cls
    echo ________________________________________
    echo.
    echo iRule Notepad
    echo ________________________________________
    echo - %name%
    echo.
    echo To add another line to your text press enter .. To stop editing press the big
    echo red X in the corner of this screen.
    echo.
    echo Cannot use symbols:" > < | " lol if you use any of them 3 symbols it closes!
    echo.
    set /p content=">"
    echo %content%>>%name%
    cls
    echo Save Successful!
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    goto 2

    :help
    cls
    echo ________________________________________
    echo.
    echo iRule Notepad
    echo ________________________________________
    echo - %name%
    echo.
    echo If you are having trouble with iRule Notepad please pm me in instructables ...
    echo Also please tell me what you think =]
    echo.
    pause
    goto options

    :4
    cls
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo.
    echo __Made by iRule_________________________
    echo.
    echo iRule Notepad
    echo ________________________________________
    echo Please tell me what you think =]
    ping localhost -n 5 >nul
    exit

    :0
    cls
    echo ________________________________________
    echo.
    echo iRule Notepad
    echo ________________________________________
    echo - %name%
    echo.
    echo Type in the name eg. 'hello.txt' or 'hello.bat'
    echo The file has to be in the same directory as my notpad!
    set /p edit=">"
    edit %edit%
    goto options

    What, oh come one! As soon as I make my "Document Creator" I start seeing that everyone all ready beat me too it...

    Oh well, good work.

    P.S: Add more features to it.

    you know ur stuff
    ive had 2 switch 2 windows recently because my iMac G3 refused to start up anymore :(

    I've taken the batch notepad and updated it: New features: Fixed a few minor bugs i had like if your file didnt exist (u were just typing in the file name) it would loop back and ask you for another file name Also typing a dos path to a new file opens the file in dos edit in the path you wanted, not programmed though. Added file existence code, if your file existed in a path, you would be asked to type a new file name. That's mostly it, pm me if you want the source. Great instructable. Keep up the good work.

    3 replies

    Thanks, sounds good, i never got round to that =] pm me file please.

    Three things: 1) What does this do? "ping localhost -n 2 >nul" 2) I am trying to create a batch file that a) includes code for another batch file in the scripting and b) will install said code on the computer as a batch file. Can your program do this? If so, how? 3) How do you turn a .bat file into an .exe?

    2 replies

    1) the ping localhost -n 2 >nul makes the batch sleep ... for 2 secs
    2)yes it can .. if im right then you want a bat file to make another with a sertain code in it?
    well my thing can do this but all you need is:
    echo yourcode>>new.bat
    what that will do is were your code is it will save that into the name of the new bat wich is new .. you can change both of them .. but this only adds one line you need to do this:
    echo @echo off>>new.bat
    echo color 0a>>new.bat
    echo title new>>new.bat
    and so on.
    3) to turn a batch into an exe you use a compiler .. the one i use is here .. just dowload it and use .. no installing =]
    hope i helped

    Just to clarify, what I want is this:

    @echo off
    title Batch Insallation Program
    set/p "choose= >"
    if %choose%==install goto Install
    cls
    echo Installation aborted!
    pause
    exit

    :Install
    {code(s) that will install the following}
    @echo off
    color 0a
    title New Program
    echo It Works!
    pause
    exit

    Of course this is not the program I want to write, but you get the idea.

    > Using "echo yourcode>>new.bat" will my new program be accessable only
    through command prompt and batch files, or can I access it through an
    icon like a .bat created on Notepad?

    > A password batch program I found uses "echo set A=%A% >> %TEMP%\pass.dat"
    to save a password. Does "%TEMP%\" just create a variable in "pass.dat"?

    > Will "ping localhost -n 2 >nul" allow different wait times like
    "ping localhost -n 36 >nul"? I've tried using
    "PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 1000 >NUL" but it does not work on my Windows XP.

    Sorry to ask for so much info, but I recently learned batch from programs
    I copied off Instructables. Thanks for the help.