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Batch File

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Hi,

I'm trying to make a batch file that will open an html file on command.
I want Internet explorer to open the html page.

Right now my batch file looks something like this.

C:\IE\IExplorer.exe %1

But the thing is,
I have to include the path in which the html resides and the filename as part of the
parameter.
Is there a way to just supply the filename and get the current directory
programmicly and then just cancatenate the two together?

Thanks
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Running the batch in dos?  If in Win95/98, just click run and type in file://path/filename.htm  It will do IE for you...

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It's a Dos batch file.
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Thanks alot

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Hey,

Wait,

I tried that batch command but it didn't work!

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Is your Internet Explorer starting, or are you getting a message like Invalid command, or the command was niot recognized?  If the Internet explorer program is not starting, your batch file is probably not in the path.  If your in Windows95, or standard windows, put the file in your windows directory.  If your are using Windows NT 3.51 place the file in your C:\WINNT35\System32 directory.  If your are using Windows NT 4.0, place the file in C:\WINNT\System32.  Or you can create your own directory and add it to the path.  If IE is starting, your batch file is actually found, but there can be one of two problems.  The . commands denotes the current directory, not a path search, so if the file you are trying to load is not in the directory that you type in the batch command, the file won't be found.  Another problem may be the way internet explorer loads files or links.  I personally use Netscape, but I'm sure IE should be able to load files from command line.  There may be an extra thing like IE -f <Filename>.  Try  IExplorer -? or IExplorer /? as some MS software allows this option, or search IE Help for words like command line parameters.  Please contact EE to reopen the question and surrender my points, as my solution didn't work.  Do keep in mind though, the . parameter does mean the current directory, so if the problem wasn't path of the batch file, you will still find that the . is the solution, but with the added command line parameter.  If I get a chance to get on a machine with IE I will get you the parameter as well.

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Actually, I just tried the above on a computer at work with IE and windows NT 4.0 And it works.  The only differance is the directory that IE is installed in "C:\Program Files\Plus!\Microsoft Internet\IExplore.exe"
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