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News Archives 2016 Q2


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June 27, 2016
RepeatEvery.bat is a new batch file which repeats a command forever, with a specified interval, until any key is pressed.
June 20, 2016
The second public beta version of WMIGen.exe (compiled executable) has been released.
The time-limit has been changed from a week to a month, i.e. this one won't expire before July 20, by which time a new beta (or maybe even final) release will be available.
Windows 10's Windows Defender seems to mark the first beta as malware. Because I expect to release several more beta releases, with relatively short intervals in between, I will not submit the beta releases to Microsoft's false positives list.
June 8, 2016
Today the first public beta version of the completely rewritten WMIGen (compiled executable version, written in C#, instead of HTA) has been released.
I regularly used the HTA myself, and I got fed up with its poor performance, especially on older hardware (i.e. my ASUS EEE-PC NetBook); add to that Visual Studio's excellent IDE which makes writing and debugging code so much easier, and you may understand why I opted for a compiled executable.
June 7, 2016
• Error handling in the updated CloneDate.exe, LoCase.exe and UpCase.exe has been improved: instead of aborting on the first file error, they will now catch and report any file error and then continue with the next file.
May 25, 2016
• Today I received messages telling me that a modified version of my VBScript download script is being abused by criminals to download and run malware on unsuspecting recipients' computers.
The information on my site is available for everyone, unfortunately I have no way to block bad guys from abusing it.
There are however some things that you as recipients can do:
May 23, 2016
• Who would have guessed that a new book on batch files would see the light in 2016?
Well, Elias Bachaalany recently did write a new book on the subject: Batchography - The Art of Batch Files Programming (and its Kindle edition).
Batch files rule!

Thanks Elias
May 13, 2016
Pict_NT.bat has been updated:
April 5, 2016
• Very interesting development: run Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10.
Maybe I should upgrade my Windows 7 machines after all...
April 4, 2016
• An update for NoStartSkype.bat:
April 3, 2016
• I don't use Skype very often, so it really annoyed me when Skype, after every update, reenabled its autostart feature.
That is why I wrote NoStartSkype.bat, a batch file that creates a scheduled task to remove Skype's autostart from the registry at each logon and at each screen lock (a work-around for the limitation that I could not create a scheduled task that would do this at logoff).
Run the batch file once, with elevated privileges, and do not delete (nor move) the .reg file it creates, which is used by the scheduled task.



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