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Solutions found in alt.msdos.batch

and alt.msdos.batch.nt

  1. Display errorlevel in hexadecimal
    by Benny Pedersen
  2. Set display resolution
    by William Allen
  3. Display the amount of RAM installed on NT systems
    by Mike Castle
    1. Using WinMSD
    2. Using PSTAT: Memory.bat
  4. Obtaining user input in NT
    by Walter Zackery
  5. Obtaining Y/N user input
    by Clay Calvert
  6. Create shortcuts from the command line
    by Walter Zackery
    1. Create shortcuts in NT
  7. Creating shortcuts using INF files
    by Daniel U. Thibault
    Though not from alt.msdos.batch.*, this article continues on the previous article's subject: .INF files
  8. Batch generated e-mail messages
    by "Bipple"
  9. NTFS Alternate File Streams
    by Mark Stang
    1. Links to relevant articles and utilities
    2. Use Alternate File Streams to check for NTFS
      (and NT's DIR's "last accessed" quirk to check for FAT)
  10. Discover the CD-ROM drive letter
    1. Find that CD-ROM drive
      by Charles Dye (general purpose, uses DEBUG)
    2. CD-ROM Drive Letter in Windows 95/98
      by Tom Lavedas and Bill James ("completely batch")
  11. Remove registry entries in Windows 95 and 98
    by Bill James
    See my REGEDIT page for more information
  12. Search the online Encyclopaedia Brittanica
    by Raymond Zeitler
  13. Reboot Windows NT
    by Walter Zackery (without the need to use the Resource Kit)
  14. How to handle XCOPY's different overwrite defaults in NT 4 and 2000
    by Simon Sheppard
  15. GETDATE (NT)
    This post to alt.msdos.batch.nt by Simon Sheppard, based on a previous post by Michael Jerkovic, shows an ingenious way to get today's date in an almost language independent format.
    Why "almost"? Because this batch file will fail when the year is not the last part of the date string, as in YYYY-MM-DD (very well possible), or when no delimiters are used, as in DDMMYYYY (highly improbable).
    Contrary to my own SortDate (3.*) solution which uses REGEDIT, Simon's/Michael's solution only uses internal commands.
  16. GETDATE (NT), the sequel
    By Garry Deane
  17. Timestamp (NT)
    This article by Michael Jerkovic describes another ingenious way to parse the date and time into day of week, day, month, year, hour, minutes and seconds, using internal commands only.

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