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Problem with the mkvdk utility

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Hi

I am trying to use the mkvdk utility to do housekeeping on our Verity collections in the background.  I am in the testing phase at the moment and I need to see the feedback that the utility writes to the screen.

When I run mkvdk the output whizzes up the screen then its window closes automatically, (even with the -debug flag set), so I am unable to see what happened.  Our server is running SBS 2000.

How do I *freeze* the output so I can see what is going on?

John
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are you running the mkvdk commands from a bat file?
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by:jdthedj
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Hello tleish - thanks for the reply.  

Yes, I am running from a batch file.  I was hoping its DOS window would stay open after running, but it doesn't

John
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Use the 'pause' command. The pause command within a computer batch file allows the computer to pause the currently running batch file until the user presses any key.

=== START CODE EXAMPLE ===

mkvdk -purge -collection path

pause

=== END CODE EXAMPLE ===

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