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pass arguments from batch script to setup.exe

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How can I pass arguments from a batch file, to an executable (setup.exe).  The specific .exe file I need to do this with was made using nsis.  

The gui arguments such as "yes", "next"...etc I want passed from the batch file.  Any way to accomplish this?
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It might have command line arguments of it own or via some sort of unattended setup script / file you reference on the command line -- maybe check setup.exe /?

If not then you can use a package such as autoIt to effectively watch for certain window titles to pop up, then respond by typing or pressing buttons etc. as required.  Is very good when you can't automate something natively.

You then either run it with a machine running Autoit installed or it will compile an EXE file which does it all with no installs needed.

The syntax has changed a few times with the versions of Autoit but not a difficult syntax, just write script it notepad or their editor and test it then when happy compile it put it alongside your exe in the install dir say.

http://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/

Steve
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Thanks for choosing my answer, did you get anywhere with this then?
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