Explore Your World

This week's Windows Tip Sheet column is about opening an Explorer window from the command prompt. One of my readers sent me an email about using this tip in Vista: I’m currently running Vista and when I type “explorer.exe /e, %cd%” I get the same results as “explorer.exe /e /root, … Continue reading

Revisit an old friend

I have a new blog at the SAPIEN blog that is a visit to an old friend, DosKey. Now, before you dismiss this as old-fashioned, take a moment to read the article and try it out. If you spend a lot of time at a command prompt, DosKey can make you more efficient. You can even use it to execute … Continue reading

Batch File Logs

I've always liked creating audit logs in my VBScript work, but could never figure out how to create a nicely formatted log from a batch file. Now I have. See http://sapien.eponym.com/blog/_archives/2006/11/20/2513469.html for the details.Technorati Tags:Batch … Continue reading

More One Liners

I recently did a TipSheet column listing some of my favorite quick, one line commands. Reader Wayne was kind enough to share with me his list of oft-used one-liners which he graciously offered to share. I have not tested many of these personally, but you always test things in a non-production … Continue reading

Techmentor: FOR examples

The FOR command is one of the most important commands you can use as a Windows administrator. I have a short article on the command you can download at http://www.jdhitsolutions.com/tutorials.htm (grab the FOR Essentials link) . Here are few of the examples I used in the Commandline Script … Continue reading