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Refresh Directory from a Batch File

Posted on 2004-04-15
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Hi,

I was wondering if it was possible to refresh a directory from a batch file, in Windows 2000?
Like pressing the F5 key, but I want to code it from a batch file for the current directory or the
directory of my choice.

Cheers

Cam
 
 
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... at least if you write a small proggy simulating f5, like with then keybd_event function, and then call it from your bat.
easiest way i can imagine and only one too.
regards
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by:forrie13
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keybd_event function? can that be done from the batch file?
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no, you'll need to write a small program, let's say with visual c or such.
that you can call then from your batch file
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winui/WinUI/WindowsUserInterface/UserInput/KeyboardInput/KeyboardInputReference/KeyboardInputFunctions/keybd_event.asp

from outside the batch you'll never notice that a small program ran,
and you really don't have to do much in programming
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