Archive for the ‘Batch/CMD’ Category


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 »

Wayne’s World of IT Revised

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I've blogged in the past about Wayne Martin and his outstanding list of command line tips. These are one line commands, some complex some simple, that you can use to accomplish a wide range of task. The overall number of tips is to 425 and Wayne recently reorganized them into 7 categories to make it easier for people to digest. There's very little scripting with any of these commands. Most use native or freely available command line tools. But because they are executed from a command line you could incorporate them into a script. I encourage you to check them out.   More »

Techmentor NYC

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I've been getting things ready for my next Techmentor appearance. This one is practically in my back yard. I'll be in NYC on Monday and Tuesday next week.   More »

Techmentor: The San Francisco IT Treat

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I finished up my slide decks for the first Techmentor conference of the year in San Francisco (March 30 - April 3). If you've never been to a Techmentor conference you're missing a great opportunity to hear and see your favorite IT speakers. Plus it's a lot of fun to meet your peers, swap war stories and even some strategy and tips. Here's what I have in store for you...   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 »

Techmentor 2007 Las Vegas Samples Now Available for Download

Friday, November 2nd, 2007 by Jeffery Hicks
We have a zip file with all of our demos and decks from the recent Techmentor conference in Las Vegas. The file is about 72MB but should have all the scripting goodness you are looking for.   More »

Techmentor Orlando 2007 Session Material

Friday, April 13th, 2007 by Jeffery Hicks
Don and I have finally gotten zip files with all the updated session material from the Techmentor Orlando 2007 conference. There is a zip file for each of us at …   More »

I can name that OS in one note

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 by Jeffery Hicks
At the recent Techmentor conference in Orlando, I did a few (popular) sessions on using automating with batch files and using the command line. One tool I talked about was WMIC, or the WMI command line interface. This is available on Windows XP and later. With this tool you can use WMI without having to know scripting or much about WMI. In fact, I can give you some WMIC commands to run that might be very helpful in your batch files.   More »

The Final Choice

Friday, March 30th, 2007 by Jeffery Hicks
Let’s wrap up our look at CHOICE.EXE and how to use it in batch files. I’ve shown you some basic examples but CHOICE has a few “advanced” features you might want to incorporate into your batch file.   More »

More fun with CHOICE

Thursday, March 29th, 2007 by Jeffery Hicks
Let’s continue to look at CHOICE.EXE and how to use it in a batch file. Here’s what you might have for a command line menu system of common admin tasks:   More »