Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 17:13:33 -0500
Reply-To: "F.J. Kelley" <jkelley@ARCHES.UGA.EDU>
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From: "F.J. Kelley" <jkelley@ARCHES.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: WinNT equivalent of 'nohup' and '&' ???
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amazing how poorly-documented it is. You can get free Rexx (regina) or
Perl, and there are some ports of GNU utilities, but the commands are
I found this site: http://www.seanet.com/~shardy/ntscript.html
for info on cygwin go to http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
I ran into this when i had to write some scripts and realized I didn't
have a good command reference, didn't have Rexx (unlike OS/2) or Perl (at
the time) and was reduced to writing some ancient .bat files....then I
set about finding some better stuff.
Thanks for the NT ref.
On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Jack Hamilton wrote:
> I haven't read that book, but "Windows NT Shell Scripting", by Tim Hill
from Macmillan Technical Publishing, shows a wide variety of tricks.
> Windows is much more powerful than you would think from reading the
Microsoft documentation. As a language, the NT shell is behind REXX or
Perl, but even with (or possibly slightly ahead of) OpenVMS DCL. It can
do integer arithmetic, parse simple strings, iterate through a set of
numbers, perform recursion... It has the equivalent of DO-END groups.
> If you want to learn one new command, look at all the new stuff in FOR.
It's reasonably well documented, but lacking examples.
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> >>> "F.J. Kelley" <jkelley@ARCHES.UGA.EDU> 01/22/2001 1:23 PM >>>
> A good reference for the NT commands is the O'Reilly book: "Windows NT in
> a Nutshell". (the NT commands do not seem well documented on NT itself,
> but perhaps I've just missed them)