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MSDOS Batch File

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March 21, 2013 1:25:21 PM

Hi, I have a batch file that is being called using call filename.bat
What I am wondering is, is it possible to have a line of code at the end of the filename.bat that automatically saves it when the user has been prompted and entered the two pieces of required information?

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March 21, 2013 1:39:36 PM

If you're going to prompt during the file execution, you need to use some other program to save the data. Back in the day, I used to do this with little Turbo Pascal routines, but that is unfortunately no longer an option. You can probably use VBScript, but I am no longer a programmer and am not familiar enough with it.
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March 21, 2013 1:39:42 PM

the ">" filename.txt(bat should work) can save whatever the last command was, but I have not messed with dos too much as of late.

">>" can append to a file that already has text in it.

What exactly are you trying to do? Maybe someone here can play around in the command prompt to try to help you out.
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March 21, 2013 2:02:32 PM

nukemaster said:
the ">" filename.txt(bat should work) can save whatever the last command was, but I have not messed with dos too much as of late.

">>" can append to a file that already has text in it.

What exactly are you trying to do? Maybe someone here can play around in the command prompt to try to help you out.



I am wanting to set up a call from a batch file which calls another batch file, within this second batch file are two questions enter source path and enter destination path to copy from and too, what I was then hoping was that the two user inputs could be saved into this second batch file that is called and then from the main batch file, I could assign this edited batch file to say a menu option no.3 and then automatically does the back up without asking the user for anymore information.

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