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RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx. Tutorials - AutoIt Wiki. There are many tutorials available for AutoIt.

Tutorials - AutoIt Wiki

This page is an overview of a few known tutorials. Xcopy commands. Tutorials - AutoIt Wiki. Robocopy. Features[edit] Ability to tolerate network interruptions and resume copying.

Robocopy

(incomplete files are marked with a date stamp of 1980-01-01 and contain a recovery record so Robocopy knows where to continue from)Ability to skip NTFS junction points which can cause copying failures because of infinite loops (/XJ)Ability to copy file data and attributes correctly, and to preserve original timestamps, as well as NTFS ACLs, owner information, and audit information using command line switches. Limitations[edit] No open files[edit] Robocopy will not copy open files. The Windows Volume Shadow Copy service is used for such situations, but Robocopy does not use it. XP mirroring bug[edit] Robocopy versions on systems older than Windows Vista do not mirror properly. Multithread Copy/No Progress Bug[edit] How To Read Command Syntax. The syntax of a command is basically the rules for running the command.

How To Read Command Syntax

You need to know how to read syntax notation when learning how to use a command so you can use it properly. As you've probably seen on my site and maybe others, Command Prompt commands, DOS commands, and even many run commands are described with all sorts of slashes, brackets, italics, etc. Xcopy Command Details and Examples. What is the Xcopy Command?

Xcopy Command Details and Examples

The xcopy command is a Command Prompt command used to copy one or more files and/or folders from one location to another location. The xcopy command is also a DOS command available in MS-DOS. Xcopy commands. How to create a command-line toolkit for Windows. If you are a system administrator, IT professional, or a power user it is common to find yourself using the command prompt to perform administrative tasks in Windows. Whether it be copying files, accessing the Registry, searching for files, or modifying disk partitions, command-line tools can be faster and more powerful than their graphical alternatives.

This tutorial will walk you through creating a command-line toolkit that contains useful programs and utilities that can make administering and using your computer easier and more efficient. The tutorial will also walk you through configuring your PATH environment variable so that these tools are available whenever you need them without having to specify the complete path to your toolkit folder. Batch script to delete file older than 30 day [Solved] We want to move ( not DELET ) log files after every 5 minutes form one location to another.

Batch script to delete file older than 30 day [Solved]

But also we do not want to move the log file which is currently active. Means we want to move the logfiles which are 5 minutes older than System Date. Can we get the Windows Script for the same, which we can use in the windows scheduler. Hi Ami: Windows Batch Scripting. This book describes the Microsoft-supplied command interpreter on Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and later, which is cmd.exe.

Windows Batch Scripting

Introduction[edit] This book addresses 32-bit Windows commands applicable to modern versions of Windows based on the Windows NT environment. It does not address commands that are specific to DOS environments and to DOS-based operating systems, such as Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me, whose Microsoft-supplied command interpreters are in fact DOS programs, not Win32 programs. Shay Levy. I’m a Microsoft MVP… Again June 30, 2013 It's that time of the year which feels like having a second birthday.

Shay Levy

I'm proud to announce that I was awarded the MVP title once again. Re: Help and advice on parsing a text file. Re: parsing csv with biterscripting. AutoIt - AutoItScript. AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting.

AutoIt - AutoItScript

It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys). Choosing a Windows Automation script language. Autoit vs Autohotkey. Compare - Automation scripts: autoitscript vs ptfbpro. What's the best automation or scripting tool to automate repetitive tasks with applications. AutoItScript Website. Regex Pattern for Parsing CSV files with Embedded commas, double quotes and line breaks - Worship Tech/Web Tools Blog - Kim Gentes - worship leader and writer.

While you have stumbled on KimGentes.com, you might be coming for a few different reasons.

Regex Pattern for Parsing CSV files with Embedded commas, double quotes and line breaks - Worship Tech/Web Tools Blog - Kim Gentes - worship leader and writer

Some of you are interested in articles and resources on Christianity, music, worship and such. Others of you are interested in technology information related to church worship settings. Some other folks are programmers who are looking for helpful information on technical challenges. This particular post is a bleed over from some of my technical work in programming. Specifically, this is a post to present a solution to parsing CSV files. Programmers understand that CSV files are simply text data files that have information stored in value fields in the file.

To overcome this problem, it's assumed that some Neanderthal software developers (back in the Jurassic era of programming) came up with an idea to allow programs to insert and read commas inside of comma separated fields. Regex maybe the most popular language in the programming world. BiterScripting. Using cURL to Read the Contents of a Web Page.

Recently I wrote about how to use the Yahoo!

Using cURL to Read the Contents of a Web Page

Weather api with WordPress and in the comments I was asked how to use it without relying on WordPress. The answer – is cURL. According to Wikipedia the name cURL comes from “Client for URLs” and it is essentially a command line interface for a web client. This means that you can access web content through a script on your site. This is most often used by websites when they access web apis such as Twitter, Flickr, or as in this case, the Yahoo! Note: There’s actually loads of different commands and settings for cURL but we are only interested in a few. Below is the code we will be using: $ch = curl_init(); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $file); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_REFERER, $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']); $result = curl_exec($ch); curl_close($ch);

Silly batch file tricks, redirecting stdout into an evironment variable and %~dp0 - Loren Halvorson's Blog. Some things in batch files seem like they should be so simple, but I'm embarrassed to say how long it took to come up with this little trick. Maybe YOU knew it already, but you should have posted it in your blog so I could have googled it and been done in the 10 seconds it SHOULD have taken me to solve it :-) In case you ever have wanted to take the console output of a command line tool and capture it in an environment variable, this works. There may be better ways. Thanks to Scott Colestock for helping dig this one up. setlocalsometool.exe > temp.txtset /p TOOLOUTPUT= < temp.txtdel temp.txt..do something with %TOOLOUTPUT%...endlocal. Learn how to write a Regular Expression: Learn how to write a Regular Expression: --------------------------------------------------------------- What Regular Expression?

A regular expression is a pattern that can match various text strings, used for validations. Where and when to use Regular Expression? It can be used in the programming languages which supports or has regular expression class as in built or it supports third party regular expression libraries. Regular expressions can be used to valid different type of data without increase the code with if and case conditions. Benefits of Regular Expression: The following are benefits (not all included) of use of Regular Expression. a) # line of code can be reduced. b) Speed Coding. c) Easy maintenance (you don’t need to change if validation criteria changes, just check the regular expression string). d) Easy to understand (you don’t need to understand the programmer logic on large if statements and case statements).

Scraping, scripting, hacking – various bits // blog. July 7, 2009 I just finished my talk at Mashed Library 2009 – an event for librarians wanting to mash and mix their data. My talk was almost definitely a bit overwhelming, judging by the backchannel, so I thought I’d bang out a quick blog post to try and help those I managed to confuse.