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    TITLE command in batch file (WinXP/)

    I just finished reading the 1998 "NT Server 4" Exam prep book. On page 608 it includes in a table of commands TITLE: "Modifies the title in the title bar of the command window".

    Neat.
    Each batch file can start with
    Title %0
    and be much more informative.

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    Re: TITLE command in batch file (WinXP/)

    <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15> Wish I'd found out about this one while still making heavy use of batch files. Still, it may help with those few that I still deploy now & then.
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    Re: TITLE command in batch file (WinXP/)

    Hmmmm, sorta like what I still call my "DOS Prompt" shortcut on my desktop in both XP and Vista.

    cmd.exe /s /k title Big Al's Command Window which results in the attached.
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    Re: TITLE command in batch file (WinXP/)

    Isn't that some sort of copyright breach? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: TITLE command in batch file (WinXP/)

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> he might just get away with it if we don't tell anyone!
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    Re: TITLE command in batch file (WinXP/)

    Do you expect Bill Gates to butt in with "All your command windows are belong to us"?
    He's retired now, you know...

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    Re: TITLE command in batch file (WinXP/)

    Glad you liked it, Tim.
    Now, the Homework Assignment:
    Write a short batch file (DOS, not script) to place a single line "Title %0" ahead of all other lines in each batch file in a folder without changing the date/time stamp.
    Heh heh!

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    Re: TITLE command in batch file (WinXP/)

    If it precedes all lines in the BATch file, it should really start with an @, as in <pre>@title %~n0</pre>

    (do you really want a BATch file to do what you say? If so you will need something like the Resource Kit utility TOUCH, to set the timestamp back...
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    Re: TITLE command in batch file (WinXP/)

    > ~n
    Hide the path, right?
    Nice!
    Where (from) did you dig (up) that?

    >do you really want a BATch file to do what you say?
    Ultimately, yes, but it's the sort of task I like to set myself when I'm waiting for someone/thing and I've finished reading my book.
    I have a copy of TOUCH, thanks, from 10/27/88, unless someone has changed the file date (grin!). Also my trusty copy of PCMagazine's "DOS Power tools".

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