How to send key storke in batch file

Posted on 2006-12-01
Last Modified: 2008-08-15
Hi Gurus

cd WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\
caspol -ag 1. -Zone Intranet FullTrust

i m having this script in batch file. when i run it do some process and ask me to input y/n

any way to send y "yes" automaically so it wont stop the batch files

Question by:dosth
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Accepted Solution

Lee W, MVP earned 20 total points
ID: 18059343
Couple of methods you can try:

echo y|{command that prompts for input}


create a text file, for example, called y.txt, then put a "y" on one line, press enter, save and exit.  

{command that prompts for input}<x:\path\to\file\y.txt

The above option is redirecting input so that instead of taking input from the keyboard, it takes input from the file y.txt (note, you will like need an "enter" or "carriage return" in the file or it would be like typing "y" and never pressing enter.

Assisted Solution

omniru earned 20 total points
ID: 18059346
For this to work you need to feed caspol "yes" string on standard input through input/output redirection. Simplest way is to prepend caspol invocation with "echo <string> |" construct like this:

echo yes | caspol -ag 1. -Zone Intranet FullTrust

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i would like to give 10 points to leew also

how can i do that

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May be this FAQ entry can be helpful:

Although it says it's impossible to assign less than 20 points.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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You should read the help file.

The first person who provides the answer should be awarded the points.  In cases when you want to split the points, no person can get less than 20 points.  If you wanted to accept both of our answers, you would have had to increase the point value on the question.

If you like I can reopen the question and you can then increase the value and split the points.  Otherwise, I'll let this pass as it was only 20 points, but understand, many people volunteer their time here to help you - your awarding of points is the primary way of thanking them.  People who don't appropriate award points may cause some experts to stop answering your questions because they don't feel you're going to grade properly.

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Author Comment

ID: 18059379

i can increase point :)

please open

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did mistake

i am new, not sure how i can hive 20 - 20 for both

Expert Comment

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you can use -q on the caspol command line to go "quiet" without user interaction required.  Don't know if this is a new option or not but it's available with the .NET 2 caspol.

caspol -q .....


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