JSI Tip 7744. Freeware 'Command Line Utility Programs' by Paul R. Sadowski.


Visit http://www.paulsadowski.com/WSH/cmdprogs.htm to download the Command Line Utility Programs.

The cmdutils.zip file contains the following utilities:

Echo.exe - Echo echoes characters from the command line to the standard output. Unlike the built-in version of echo this version allows you to specify printf escape sequences (such as \n for a newline) and octal representations of characters.

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DF.exe - Displays free disk space.

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Max.exe, Min.exe, Norm.exe - These programs change the console window's current state (maximize, minimize, normal). They have no effect in full-screen mode.

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Sleep.exe - Waits for specified number of seconds to pass.

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Shortname.exe - Displays the short (8.3 format) name of a path or file. (Works with local or UNC paths.)

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Fullname.exe - Displays the long name of a file or path. (Does NOT work with UNC paths.)

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Uptime.exe - Displays the time since the machine's boot.

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Which.exe - Displays which copy of a file would be executed. Which uses the PATH environment variable to determine which file would be executed. Which also uses the PATHEXT variable if you do not specify an extension to the file used in the argument.

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Msgbox.exe - Displays a simple informational GUI message box with the text you want to display.

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