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want to run this command in cmd.exe by clicking on a file
(ideally without using visual studios or visual basic, want to just use simple windows7)

C:\gyb>gyb --email gmail@gmail.com --backup
note, I need to be in c:\gyb folder

another question is run this file every 30 minutes


I think this information is unrelated to question:
this is to back up gmail to windows os
http://code.google.com/p/got-your-back/wiki/GettingStarted
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by:the_b1ackfox
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So turn it into a cmd file:

start->run type in cmd <hit enter>
type in cd\ <hit enter>
then cd\ c:\ (you can add another directory if you would like this elsewhere)
your prompt should look something like this c:\>

Now type in copy con gyb.cmd <hit enter>
cd\ <hit enter>
cd c:\gyb <hit enter>
gyb --email gmail@gmail.com --backup  <hit enter>
exit <hit enter>

now hit control z

you should be back at your command prompt

You should have a file in that directory call gyb.cmd
double clicking on it should run your program (excusing any of my typos)
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by:rgb192
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when I type
exit <enter>

cmd disappears

and does not return when I type ctrl z
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ok, copy all of this into a text file:

cd\
cd c:\gyb
gyb --email gmail@gmail.com --backup  
exit


save it as gyb.cmd   (make sure it doesn't save as gyb.cmd.txt)

And you should be good
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by:deepu chandran
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Hi,

One more option you have is to Create a VBScript (.vbs) file and Schedule the VBS on Windows Task Schdule to run for every 30 Min

Refer below URLs

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5467818/execute-dos-command-from-vbscript
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d5fk67ky(v=vs.85).aspx

-- Deepu
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by:rgb192
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I dont understand where to write file
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by:deepu chandran
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Hi,

Write it on a notepad or wordpad(any Editor is Fine, Sytax highlight is avaialble on Notepad+ and ultaedit). Save the file as .vbs(vb script file) or cmd

--Deepu
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by:rgb192
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what is the command I should write and save as a .vbs file
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by:rgb192
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thanks

now I can run the command by clicking on a file
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