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i have to run a command thru command prompt which i think runs a batch file. i would like to have this automated and put on a icon where i can double click it on my desktop and it runs.
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Question by:tomasdlv
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by:SteveGTR
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Create you batch file. Here's an example:

@echo off

setlocal

pause

Right-click on desktop and select New --> Shortcut.

Enter the fully qualified name of the batch file. Like c:\temp\temp.bat

Give it a name.

There you go!
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by:tomasdlv
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this is great!!

how do i make it say something for example a pause and then say "this will run this command ...sure to continue  y or n" and then accept an anwser.
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@echo off

setlocal

set ans=

set /p ans=This will run this command. Are you sure you want to run it (Y/N)?

if /i not "%ans%"=="Y" goto :EOF

REM ** Place the command here
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