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VBScript: Starting another Script, Getting relative Path-Information

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I need to start another script from one script.
And I need to know from which path, I starte the first script.

I.e I have a script at C:\Temp and I want to sart another one in C:\Winnt, knowing that I actually started the first one from C:\Temp

Txs for an answer, db
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what kind of script are you talking about?, vbscript?
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To run a vbscript from another script:

dim sh
set sh =createobject("wscript.shell")
sh.run "c:\winnt\otherscript.vbs"
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by:db_tiger
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leonstryker, txs, I already looked in MSDN etc. but didn't find the answer fast enough, that's why I asked thze experts.

RichieSimonettie, that's half of the answer thanks; but now I need to know a variable, with the actually path-variable; best for both scripts. The reason is the following; the first script will take a Ini-File, will then call the second script passing some parameeteres and the starting folder; the seconde script will take the Init-Values, will do some action with them and then take some further files from the location of the first script.
The reason for this kind of strange situation, is that wie have several different configurations and don't want to copy the files (that's) how we solve it for the moment. So, how do I get the Path-Informations?

Thxs
db
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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I don't remember the exactly name but .path or ,actualpath should be a property of script that returns what you need. Sorry i haven't VB installed so i cannot test it but, as i told you there is a property, just i don't remember which...
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by:leonstryker
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You can run them with:

dim sh
set sh =createobject("wscript.shell")
sh.run "wscript c:\winnt\otherscript.vbs"

OR

dim sh
set sh =createobject("wscript.shell")
sh.run "cscript c:\winnt\otherscript.vbs"
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by:leonstryker
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The path information I believe can be determined with App.Path
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by:db_tiger
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App.Path: Nope.
Other part of answer was already given by Richie_Simonetti.

Richie
Path doesn't work.
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by:leonstryker
leonstryker earned 248 total points
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I think this is it to get the file with the path:
scriptfile = WScript.ScriptFullName
Msgbox scriptfile


To get just the folder:
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f = fso.GetFile(scriptfile)
Msgbox f.ParentFolder
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There we go, thanks.
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