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From the forums: Use WinBatch to automate tasks under Windows

In this thread from TechRepublic's Programming forum, you'll find out where to get a tool that records Windows activities in batch files.


How do you write a batch file under Windows 9x or NT that automatically deletes the files in one or more directories? That question was recently posted with a value of 300 TechPoints in the TechRepublic Forums . Here’s one solution.

Get the right tool for the job
TechRepublic passport owner Jim posted this question in the SupportRepublic’s Programming section : “My programming skills are a little rusty. Can someone write a short batch file that I can run from Win95/98 using the Start menu’s Run command that will do the following: delete everything in Temporary Internet Files, delete everything in Cookies, and delete everything in History? I share computers often and am tired of looking at other people's surfing residue."

Jim awarded the 300 TechPoints to TechRepublic passport owner, Bugars, who recommended WinBatch. “Anything you can do with keystrokes, you can store and run as a batch/macro, and it doesn't require any programming skills,” Jim wrote. Follow this link to download a trial version of WinBatch from Wilson WindowWare .

WinBatch costs $99 and works on every Windows or Windows NT system or Novell Netware client. Wilson WindowWare also offers a number of other interesting utilities, including WebBatch, which provides easy CGI scripting for your Windows NT Web server.

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You earn TechPoints every time you visit TechRepublic.com. To find out how many TechPoints you have, click the My TechPoints link in our left navigation bar. To share your experiences with WinBatch, please post a comment below or send me a note .

 

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How do you write a batch file under Windows 9x or NT that automatically deletes the files in one or more directories? That question was recently posted with a value of 300 TechPoints in the TechRepublic Forums . Here’s one solution.

Get the right tool for the job
TechRepublic passport owner Jim posted this question in the SupportRepublic’s Programming section : “My programming skills are a little rusty. Can someone write a short batch file that I can run from Win95/98 using the Start menu’s Run command that will do the following: delete everything in Temporary Internet Files, delete everything in Cookies, and delete everything in History? I share computers often and am tired of looking at other people's surfing residue."

Jim awarded the 300 TechPoints to TechRepublic passport owner, Bugars, who recommended WinBatch. “Anything you can do with keystrokes, you can store and run as a batch/macro, and it doesn't require any programming skills,” Jim wrote. Follow this link to download a trial version of WinBatch from Wilson WindowWare .

WinBatch costs $99 and works on every Windows or Windows NT system or Novell Netware client. Wilson WindowWare also offers a number of other interesting utilities, including WebBatch, which provides easy CGI scripting for your Windows NT Web server.

Trade TechPoints for answers
You earn TechPoints every time you visit TechRepublic.com. To find out how many TechPoints you have, click the My TechPoints link in our left navigation bar. To share your experiences with WinBatch, please post a comment below or send me a note .

 

Help shape the future of the SupportRepublic
How can you get exactly what you want from TechRepublic? By becoming a member of SupportRepublic's Virtual Advisory Board, you can share your opinions about the kinds of topics and features you need for career success in the IT support community. As a volunteer Virtual Advisory Board member, your responsibilities include:
  1. Advising TechRepublic editors on topics of interest to you
  2. Evaluating new features of TechRepublic.com
  3. Helping develop our community of IT professionals in addressing the concerns we all face
We are currently accepting applications for a limited number of openings. If you’re interested, please apply now bysending us an e-mail . We'll send you an application and more details about how our volunteer advisory board will work. This is your opportunity to play a pivotal role in making TechRepublic.com a better resource for IT career success.


 

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