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    Question Command line execution of windows programs

    How do I find the command to use for some of the embedded windows functions? For example, I would like to execute the "Compress File (ZIP)" command that appears on the "Send to" list when the file is right clicked. Where do I look to see the specific command that is executed when that option is selected? Thanks,

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    All those settings are in the registry, but that is a difficult place to navigate.
    I would try a search using your favourite search engine.

    cheers, Paul

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    Enter HELP at a Command Prompt for the list of available commands. Then follow a command with /HELP (or /h or /?) after a space for detailed help on a particular command.

    E.G. compact /h

    (I don't know of any cross-reference between GUI actions and command line equivalents.)

    Bruce
    Last edited by BruceR; 2012-11-18 at 03:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arth View Post
    How do I find the command to use for some of the embedded windows functions?
    The simple answer is "You don't, because most of them don't get exposed at the command line"! Only a limited number of largely ex-DOS command-line features have been continued in Windows, and only a few have been added. I don't suppose Microsoft could see much point in doing the extra work.
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