A. Normally, when you run a Windows Scripting Host file such as a Visual Basic or Java script, Explorer WSCRIPT.EXE is executed and runs the script using the necessary script plug-in.
To run from the command line, use CSCRIPT.EXE which has a number of optional parameters as follows:
//B Batch mode: Suppresses script errors and prompts from displaying //D Enable Active Debugging //E:engine Use engine for executing script //H:CScript Changes the default scripting host to CScript.exe //H:WScript Changes the default scripting host to WScript.exe (default) //I Interactive mode (default, opposite of //B) //Job:xxxx Execute a WSC job //Logo Display logo (default) //Nologo Prevent logo display: No banner will be shown at execution time //S Save current command line options for this user //T:nn Time out in seconds: Maximum time a script is permitted to run //X Execute script in debugger when Active Debugging enabled
Yes you need to type '/' twice.
Suppose you had the following hello.vbs file:
Wscript.Echo "Hello" Wscript.Quit 0
You would run with command
C:\> cscipt hello.vbs
which would print Hello to the command window. Typing
C:\> wscript hello.vbs
would bring up Hello in a window.