task scheduler to display a log file once a day.

I want to use task scheduler to display a log file once a day.
how do i set task scheduler to display just today's file.
the folder has a new log file with that days date on it
and keeps the old log files in the folder. The file is backup log file that can be open with notepad.
I ask this question before but the answer does not work for all my pc
I have 300 XP and win 7 that running Power Shell script will just not work.
I think I just need a Dot bat file

old ? link http://rdsrc.us/QiyMoI
PAP0028Asked:
Who is Participating?
 
Santosh GuptaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,

Try below code... and run it as bat file.

modify the path and file type.

forfiles /p c:\temp\ /m *.txt /d 0 /c "cmd /c notepad @file"

Open in new window

0
 
PAP0028Author Commented:
I will need to test this on the weekend i will get back to you on Monday.
0
 
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
Hi PAP0028,
The FORFILES command posted by Santosh is a native command in W7, but not in XP. For XP, it requires the Resource Kit. So if your XP computers don't have the Resource Kit on them, that code won't work. Here's some alternative code for a .BAT file that will run on any XP (and W7) machine:
echo off
for /f "delims=|" %%i in ('dir "C:\logs\*.txt" /b /o:d') do set LogFile=%%i
notepad %LogFile%

Open in new window

Of course, change "C:\logs\*.txt" to have the correct folder where your Cobian Backup log files are stored. Also, in order for this to work, the .BAT file must reside in the same folder as the Cobian Backup log files. Regards, Joe
0
 
PAP0028Author Commented:
Thank you.
0
 
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. Regards, Joe
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.