Windows 10: broken batch files

Discus and support broken batch files in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; ok, so for a while I have been using a simple script: :top shutdown -a shutdown -s -t 3600 timeout /T 3600 goto top to set a 1 hour shutdown... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by redyandsalted, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. broken batch files

    ok, so for a while I have been using a simple script:


    shutdown -a

    shutdown -s -t 3600

    timeout /T 3600

    goto top

    to set a 1 hour shutdown timer, and make it restart if needed with a single click. But after updating to OS build 18956.1000 the file has completely broken! With it simply spamming the second line "shutdown -a" over and over again, then when this is ran:


    shutdown -s -t 2393

    echo 1


    goto top

    it does the same thing, whilst this:


    echo 1

    echo 2


    goto top

    works perfectly fine, also, the shutdown command doesn't actually go through, so not even the command works! This problem appears in both .bat and .cmd files. And one more thing, just:

    shutdown -s -t 304

    just spams the shutdown command without ever running it. I really can't for the life of me figure out why this is happening or how to fix it...

    redyandsalted, Aug 10, 2019
  2. oily_17 Win User

    Batch Files Knowledge Base

    Don't use batch files very much but one I find useful is for creating a list of files in a directory.
    Just copy the text below into Notepad and save as Filelist.bat

    dir /a /-p /o:gen >filelist.txt

    When you run it from a folder it will create a Filelist.txt file,in the same folder, that lists all the files in that folder.Useful when you are too lazy to type all the files out yourself.
    oily_17, Aug 10, 2019
  3. Batch Files Knowledge Base

    Very nice and usefull thanks for contributing.
    AphexDreamer, Aug 10, 2019
  4. Steevo Win User

    broken batch files

    Batch file to ping network

    No, batch files are extremely easy.

    A "If" requires three extra steps.

    Code is not how much you can put in, but how lite can you make it and still perform the functions.


    @ echo off

    ping >a.txt

    findstr /m "Request timed out" a.txt
    if %errorlevel%%==0 (
    echo Save our nets!!!

    Steevo, Aug 10, 2019

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