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Windows 7: Logging bat files, how?


14 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Logging bat files, how?

Hey guys

I want to log the outcome/what happens when I run a .bat file in startup.

How do I do it?

Am not interested in pausing it, just create a log file.


// Chris


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14 Dec 2010   #2

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

you could put some 'echo' lines in the .bat file before/after important steps/choices like:
.....
echo "important event 1"
....
echo "important event 2"
......
and run the .bat file with redirecting output to a log file:
NameOf.bat >file.log
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14 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Just as a small pointer:
NameOf.bat > file.log would overwrite that log with every run. If you want a log over a longer period you just need to use 2 "chevrons":
NameOf.bat >> file.log

-DG
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14 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Ok, cool! Thanks a lot guys! That certainly does help
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14 Dec 2010   #5

win7
 
 

You can even use the chevron / double chevron trick inside the batchfile eg:-

echo "Start Test" >testlog.txt
.
.
do test
echo "Test Complete" >>testlog.txt
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