[THIN] Re: File Types in 2003

  • From: "Brian Madden" <brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 00:08:19 -0400

See.. This is why this list rocks!

Thanks a million, Jeff!

Brian

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-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jeff Durbin
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 7:18 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: File Types in 2003

Actually, there are native command line tools that are provided for
creating
file types and associating them with a particular extension. The
commands
are ASSOC and FTYPE. FTYPE is used to create a file type. For example:

ftype excel.sheet.8=3D"C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE"
/e

 You then use ASSOC to associate the extension:

assoc .xls=3DExcel.Sheet.8=20

  Just one more way to skin the cat. :)

JD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx=20
> [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Brian Madden
> Sent: Saturday, 17 April 2004 12:47 a.m.
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: File Types in 2003
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> Well I'm not 100% sure what you're asking. The problem is=20
> that file type associations are set in like 10 different=20
> places in HKCU. You can change them with any method you want=20
> (I personally use kix). It's just that even to change a=20
> single association you have to hit a whole bunch of reg keys.
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> I'm not a real developer, so I don't know if there's some=20
> simple command line thing I can use instead. If there is, I=20
> haven't found it.
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> Brian
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> Brian Madden
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx=20
> [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of King, Jesse
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 7:42 AM
> To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: [THIN] Re: File Types in 2003
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> I'll check it out.
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> I was thumbing through your book and didn't see anything in=20
> the index about associations. Did I miss it?
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> Is kix the only way to get this across?
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> Thanks
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Madden [mailto:brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]=3D20
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 8:38 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: File Types in 2003
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> Here's the kix script that I use to change file type associations.
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> http://www.kixtart.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=3D3D3D&Number
> =3D3D3D83156&=3D
> pag
> e=3D3D
> =3D3D3D35
> &view=3D3D3Dcollapsed&sb=3D3D3D3&o=3D3D3Dall&fpart=3D3D3D1
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> Hopefully this will come through without those =3D3D3D3D things=20
> being =3D added.
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> If not, the title of the article is " Associate() - create a=20
> file / command association - Local or remote"
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> Brian
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> Brian Madden
> brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx=20
> [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of King, Jesse
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 7:29 AM
> To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: [THIN] Re: File Types in 2003
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> Anyone? Just a hint in the right direction would help...
> =3D3D20
> I have found Q257592, but it is not much help.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: King, Jesse=3D3D20
> Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 3:04 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: File Types in 2003
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> Am I missing something simple here?
> =3D3D20
> My default user did not have the correct xls file type=20
> associated. While my users can pick open with excel, and save=20
> it... =3D3D20 I'd like to save =3D them that step and do it for=20
> them.=3D3D20 =3D3D20 Any thoughts? =3D3D20 =3D3D20
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