[windows2000] Re: Batch File Question

  • From: "Braebaum, Neil" <Neil.Braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 10:00:32 +0100

> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 00:51:12 -0700
> From: Mike Dillinger <miked@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: Batch File Question
> --- Original Message
> From: Ray at home <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Saturday September 20 2003 04:59PM PT
> Rah> Hi Mike,
> Rah> Try this:
> Rah> Start "C:\Program Files\proga.exe"
> Rah> C:\Program files\sleep.exe 5
> Rah> Start "C:\Program Files\progb.exe"
> Rah> C:\Program files\sleep.exe 5
> Rah> Start "C:\Program Files\progc.exe"
> Rah> Take a look at Start /? for more info on start.
> Hi Ray,
> Yes I know about this method.  It's nice to learn how for 
> loops work and it's easier to maintain if we add/subtract 
> files to the list by just adding/subtracting elements to the 
> array.  I will use this method if I can't get the for loop 
> scenario to work.

In this scenario, though, why build a loop - you are not truly building
an array, anyways, as cmd / bat files don't truly support the concept.

If you are always merely going to hard-code the list, why bother looping

You will just end up with a script that appears needlessly complex for
the task it does. By all means, learn scripting concepts by writing
scripts, but I can't see the sense in making a script you are going to
use in production, needlessly complex.


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