Windows 10: Need help with batch file

Discus and support Need help with batch file in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all, I need a batch file to do the following: If this is the first time the batch is run: Do command one If this is the second, third or fourth time... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ghines, Aug 15, 2021.

  1. ghines Win User

    Need help with batch file


    Hi all, I need a batch file to do the following: If this is the first time the batch is run: Do command one If this is the second, third or fourth time the batch is run: Do command two If this is the fifth time the batch is run: Do command three Start all over again as if the batch has never been run before when the batch is next run Any suggestions would be appreciated. TIA

    :)
     
    ghines, Aug 15, 2021
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  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 15, 2021
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  3. Kreij Win User
    need batch file help

    I think you can just use the "Call" command in your batch file.
    The batch file should delay execution until the call command finishes.

    Call myprogram.exe
    Call mysecondprogram.exe

    Haven't done much batch coding lately *Smile Need help with batch file :)
     
    Kreij, Aug 15, 2021
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  4. Need help with batch file

    Batch Files Knowledge Base

    Very nice and usefull thanks for contributing.
     
    AphexDreamer, Aug 15, 2021
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