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Old April 12th 21, 06:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Ivan Denisovich
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Default Script to open text file.

I have always checked a command line on the CMD black screen prior to inserting it into a .bak file, and it has always worked.

Well, I ran into a problem with the script to open a text file, say

"C:\users\myfile.txt"

This works when used on the black screen, but not when placed into a .bak file, which is then executed. The file does not open.

Any thoughts on what the problem is? Thanks for all suggestions.
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Old April 12th 21, 07:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
John Dulak[_2_]
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On 4/12/2021 1:59 PM, Ivan Denisovich wrote:
I have always checked a command line on the CMD black screen prior to inserting it into a .bak file, and it has always worked.

Well, I ran into a problem with the script to open a text file, say

"C:\users\myfile.txt"

This works when used on the black screen, but not when placed into a .bak file, which is then executed. The file does not open.

Any thoughts on what the problem is? Thanks for all suggestions.


Ivan:

I think that should be a file with a ".BAT" extension (as in BATCH) file.

John

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Old April 12th 21, 09:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Ivan Denisovich
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Default Script to open text file.

On Monday, April 12, 2021 at 1:59:06 PM UTC-5, John Dulak wrote:
On 4/12/2021 1:59 PM, Ivan Denisovich wrote:
I have always checked a command line on the CMD black screen prior to inserting it into a .bak file, and it has always worked.

Well, I ran into a problem with the script to open a text file, say

"C:\users\myfile.txt"

This works when used on the black screen, but not when placed into a .bak file, which is then executed. The file does not open.

Any thoughts on what the problem is? Thanks for all suggestions.

Ivan:

I think that should be a file with a ".BAT" extension (as in BATCH) file.


With my apologies John, I miswrote. The file is, in fact, ".bat". Any thoughts about the problem I described?

Thanks for posting, and sorry again for my mistake.
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Old April 12th 21, 10:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
John Dulak[_2_]
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Default Script to open text file.

On 4/12/2021 1:59 PM, Ivan Denisovich wrote:
I have always checked a command line on the CMD black screen prior to inserting it into a .bak file, and it has always worked.

Well, I ran into a problem with the script to open a text file, say

"C:\users\myfile.txt"

This works when used on the black screen, but not when placed into a .bak file, which is then executed. The file does not open.

Any thoughts on what the problem is? Thanks for all suggestions.


Ivan:

If the filename has spaces or odd characters in it it should be enclosed in
quotation marks. Other than that I can't think of anything. IIRC there used to
be a Usenet group devoted to batch files. You might get better answers there.

John

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Old April 13th 21, 10:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
JJ[_14_]
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Default Script to open text file.

On Mon, 12 Apr 2021 13:29:21 -0700 (PDT), Ivan Denisovich wrote:

With my apologies John, I miswrote. The file is, in fact, ".bat". Any
thoughts about the problem I described?

Thanks for posting, and sorry again for my mistake.


It could probably due to broken file type association. Check with the ASSOC
and FTYPE commands. e.g.

C:\assoc .bat
..bat=batfile

C:\ftype batfile
batfile="%1" %*
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Old April 13th 21, 08:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Ivan Denisovich
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Default Script to open text file.

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 4:20:41 AM UTC-5, JJ wrote:
On Mon, 12 Apr 2021 13:29:21 -0700 (PDT), Ivan Denisovich wrote:

With my apologies John, I miswrote. The file is, in fact, ".bat". Any
thoughts about the problem I described?

Thanks for posting, and sorry again for my mistake.

It could probably due to broken file type association. Check with the ASSOC
and FTYPE commands. e.g.

C:\assoc .bat
.bat=batfile

C:\ftype batfile
batfile="%1" %*

I will try both suggestions. Many thanks to you & john for your help.
 




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