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Tia Henderson
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I do not have a problem. I need to know where to look to learn the different types of files in script.
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Paul JacksonSoftware Engineer
Top Expert 2011

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Not sure what you're referring to can you elaborate? Do you want to learn JavaScript, VBScript, Powershell, Cmd Line or something else?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

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Scripts are just groups of commands that execute in sequence.  They are generally used to automate repetitive things. Advanced scripts can use text files or even databases or excel files to execute the series of commands on multiple things.  Exactly what and how depends on the platform - operating system, goal of the script, scripting language used, and other factors.  Some scripting languages are better at certain tasks than others.  Date manipulation in batch is a nightmare compared to VB or PowerShell, but for some things, I find it quicker to script using batch files.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

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That's correct. You use one scripting language for some sort of tasks, and others for other tasks. Personal preference, simplicity/complexity, available features and platforms to run on are criteria for selecting one over the other. I mostly use cmd batches for quick and easy stuff, used VBS for more complex scripts, but replaced VBS with PowerShell, which has many advantages over VBS.
JS is mostly used in Web environments, often supported by frameworks like Angular because the language itself is rather primitive.
Tia HendersonStudent

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I had no idea writing script could be so technical. My question really is this and I will elaborate. My husband has been receiving visual voicemails from his ex-baby mama. I have the printed script from his Samsung mobile phone. Now I want to hear/read these f
Voicemail/text files. How can I do this?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

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Still not clear what you want a script for... You could use a script to play them consecutively if you downloaded them... or use a script to literally read them aloud to you... (I have a published article on Experts-Exchange that uses VBScript to read text aloud... but phones don't really have scripting capabilities... certainly none that would be appropriate for someone who wasn't sure what a script was in the first place,  And I'm not sure what the practical benefit would be to have a script sequentially read aloud / play all your voicemails...

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