Posts Tagged ‘batch’


Throwback Thursday: Making batch files into executables

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript 2014 can make a variety of script files into executable files. We call that packaging. This feature is mostly used by VBScript and PowerShell administrators to wrap their scripts into an executable file that can be shipped to end users and prevent prying eyes from seeing what makes the magic happen. For the aforementioned VBScript and PowerShell scripts this usually means a package that executes the code in memory, without the use of a temporary file. We did however receive quite a number of requests lately to also package Batch or CMD files. Here is where the “Throwback Thursday”…   More »

Code pages, batch files and localization

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript 2011 treats everything as Unicode files, so when you open an ASCII file it will be converted to Unicode and then converted back to ASCII when saving. Any conversion to and from Unicode requires a code page, which tells the converter which characters get converted to what. The default Windows code page is 1252 ( and usually this back and forth conversion goes unnoticed. An ASCII VBScript file for example which gets saved with this conversion will not produce any problem, as CScript and WScript use the same code page when writing to the console. So basically the characters…   More »

ChangeVue to get traditional command-line interface

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 by Ferdinand Rios
ChangeVue 2009, SAPIEN Technologies’ source control system, is about to get yet another new way to manage its content: a traditional command line interface! Soon you will be able to manage your existing ChangeVue repositories directly through the CMD.exe console or through traditional batch files. The command line executable, CVC.exe, will be automatically installed when you install ChangeVue. By calling that executable, you will have instant access to over 20 ChangeVue commands. With this executable you can perform all manner of ChangeVue tasks such as: add and remove projects add and remove files check files in and out get comments and…   More »’s ScriptVault – Moved!

Friday, February 29th, 2008 by Don Jones
 We've relocated the ScriptVault on Now, rather than a standalone application, it's right within our forums, making it convenient to share your scripts, and to search for scripts others have shared. We still have a bit of reorganizing to move scripts into their proper categories, but you'll find everything in the new "Script Sharing Forums" at Enjoy!…   More »

Registry queries the easy way

Thursday, February 7th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
Another topic that I’ve seen resurface in the forums I frequent is reading remote registries. If you know exactly what you’re looking for it doesn’t get any easier than using REG.EXE from the command line. Here’s how to use it and a batch file ready for you to use.   More »