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How to create an *.bat or *.vbs script which output is a new file with extension *.vbs (another script) ??

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I need a script (*.bat or *.vbs) that when executed it will create another script file with extension *.vbs

In summary, the main objective of the script is to create another script with extension *.vbs.
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Question by:acunaara
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The best way depends on what it is exactly that you want to do.
One way would be like this; it has a combination of dynamic building with batch environment variables (%BatchScript%), and a passed argument.
Note that "&" will have to be escaped with "^":
@echo off
setlocal
set VBScript=C:\Temp\VBScript.vbs
set VBArgument=Some Argument
set BatchScript=%~nx0
if exist "%VBScript%" del "%VBScript%"
>>"%VBScript%" echo Wscript.Echo "Hello, I'm the VBScript called from '%BatchScript%'; the argument passed to me was '" ^& WScript.Arguments(0) ^& "'"
>>"%VBScript%" echo Wscript.Echo "Done with the VB script."
cscript.exe /nologo "%VBScript%" "%VBArgument%"
del "%VBScript%"
echo Done with the batch script.

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by:Steve Knight
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You already have your answer, but just to add.. you can also do it one go without the redirects on each line if easier... like oBdA says 'it depends' what you want, if it is dynamic, or a static script etc.

@echo off
(echo wscript.echo "Whatever"
echo Msgbox "something"
) > myscript.vbs

Other examples on my site here e.g. this one makes a temporary VBScript file to prompt for a folder in a batch file:

http://scripts.dragon-it.co.uk/links/batch-gui-folder-mk2

Steve
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