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Posted on 2003-11-17
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Hi, I'd like to do the following:

Problem is, this works fine:

<a href="file://c:\pingit.bat">Ping It</a>

This however, doesn't:

<a href="file://c:\pingit.bat 192.168.0.147">Ping It</a>

So when you click on the link, it would call pingit.bat and pass it the IP address listed.

But as soon as you add a variable/switch to it, it fails to call the batch file at all.

Any ideas ?

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Question by:JamesMonaghan
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by:knightEknight
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something to try:

<a href="file://c:\pingit.bat?192.168.0.147">Ping It</a>
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by:JamesMonaghan
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Alas no...

Anyone else ?
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monvelasquez earned 1000 total points
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try it this way..

<html>
<head>
<script language="vbscript">

function pingIt(ByVal IPAddress)
Dim WSH
Set WSH = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WSH.Run "C:\Pingit.bat " & IPAddress

Set WSH = Nothing

end function
</script>
</head>
<body>

<a href="javascript:pingIt('192.168.0.147')">Ping It</a>
</body>

</html>
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by:JamesMonaghan
ID: 9769992
Excellent, that worked perfectly, thanks very much!
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