Tag: batch

Useful DOS Commands

From time to time a DOS batch (“bat” or “cmd”) file needs to be written to perform some task or series of tasks. There are various commands that I seem to consistantly search for on the Internet. Here is a list of some of those useful DOS batch commands. How to delete files equal to zero bytes in size. Delete…

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Delete Files and Subfolders from Folder but not that Folder Itself

If you would ever want to use a command line delete all the files and folders from within a folder without deleting the folder itself, a batch file can be constructed. Warning: There are a few things that I discovered while testing this script. Firstly, the CD command, which is part of this script will accept a / character as…

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Use DOS Batch to show last month date with the date command

Use a DOS script to automate a process where by using the date /T command would return the previous month, rather than the current month. This actually sounds easier than it is. For the desired results, a couple of conditions were considered. Firstly, if in the month of January or one, then the subtracted value of one minus one equals…

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