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WSH - Windows Script Host

Thanks to Alex K. Angelopoulos for helping me to get started on Windows Script Host and VBScript.



To run a VBScript, we'll usually just run CSCRIPT scriptfilename.vbs or WSCRIPT scriptfilename.vbs, optionally followed by some arguments for the script itself.

If your script contains lots of WScript.Echo statements, use CSCRIPT, since WSCRIPT will popup a message dialog for each WScript.Echo.

General Syntax:

The following syntax is for CSCRIPT. The WSCRIPT syntax is identical, except it has no //U switch.

Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved.

Usage: CScript scriptname.extension [option...] [arguments...]

 //B         Batch mode: Suppresses script errors and prompts from displaying
 //D         Enable Active Debugging
 //E:engine  Use engine for executing script
 //H:CScript Changes the default script host to CScript.exe
 //H:WScript Changes the default script host to WScript.exe (default)
 //I         Interactive mode (default, opposite of //B)
 //Job:xxxx  Execute a WSF job
 //Logo      Display logo (default)
 //Nologo    Prevent logo display: No banner will be shown at execution time
 //S         Save current command line options for this user
 //T:nn      Time out in seconds:  Maximum time a script is permitted to run
 //X         Execute script in debugger
 //U         Use Unicode for redirected I/O from the console

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