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Forum: General Discussion 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
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Posted By swiftie
Open Object Rexx (http://www.oorexx.org/) It...

Open Object Rexx (http://www.oorexx.org/)
It was developed with ease of use as one of its' main objectives; you could read and understand the Language Reference in one day.
I'd used several...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By swiftie
Txwizard: file_attribute_temporary is exactly...

Txwizard: file_attribute_temporary is exactly what I was trying to recall. Thank you!

The description is exactly as I remember it. I have 16GB RAM, so most of my temporary files would fit.

I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By swiftie
What I saw was an option on the File Open call...

What I saw was an option on the File Open call (or maybe the File Create). "DeleteOnClose" is obviously a File I/O option.

The reason that I'm interested in these options is because I'm hoping to...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By swiftie
Temporary file in storage

Yesterday, while investigating RAMdisks, and files in storage for temporary files I came across a couple of options on the file open call that could be used. One was "DeleteOnClose".

I can't...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Mar 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By swiftie
The bit that I'm struggling with is the "once". ...

The bit that I'm struggling with is the "once". If I run "netstat -a -b" then I get a list of connections, but then netstat keeps running, adding new connections to the end of the list.

So, in...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Mar 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By swiftie
Stopping netstat.exe after one display?

"netstat /?" says:

"interval Redisplays selected statistics, pausing interval seconds
between each display. Press CTRL+C to stop redisplaying
statistics. If...
Forum: Network & Sharing 24 Mar 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By swiftie
Changing the icon associated with a network share?

I have a network drive mounted as my N: drive (it was originally "New", now it's the "Network drive").

The physical drive has an associated icon, and I'm wondering if there is a way to set the...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Mar 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By swiftie
Windows search inconsistent, dependant on scope of search

I have a file, "07-Vendesi saggezza.mp3" which can be found in quite a few directories across the drives on my system.
If I restrict the search to E: then I get a list of occurrences found on drive...
Forum: Backup and Restore 19 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By swiftie
Yes, it certainly was the right direction. I had...

Yes, it certainly was the right direction. I had checked to backup my Documents library. But, I'd added a network folder to my Documents library, and this was failing the backup.

So, I unselected...
Forum: Backup and Restore 15 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By swiftie
Insufficient space for backup?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my PC and Windows Home Server 2011 on my HP Proliant microserver.

Every day, the server dashboard informs me that my system hasn't been backed up for xxx days....
Forum: General Discussion 13 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By swiftie
Sorry if I wasn't clear, these are Windows...

Sorry if I wasn't clear, these are Windows applications that I'm describing. Each one has its own icon in the taskbar (or sometimes in the System Area).
This is a rare occurrance (maybe once every...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By swiftie
Windows don't come to the top

Occasionally, my Windows 7 (x64 Ultimate) gets in a state where newly opened windows open behind existing windows. If I click the icon of an open task in the taskbar, then the taskbar icon blinks,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 06 Feb 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By swiftie
I suspect I had been looking at "Properties",...

I suspect I had been looking at "Properties", rather than "Printer Properties". I'll schedule another visit with Stan...
Forum: Network & Sharing 06 Feb 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By swiftie
Win7 Home Premium: Sharing a printer

I'm trying to help an elderly neighbour share his printer with his wife's Android tablet.
I fell at the first hurdle; I can see the (USB attached) printer in Devices and Printers but can't work out...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Feb 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By swiftie
Having got a directory name into a variable...

Having got a directory name into a variable ("dir" say) then strip(dir,'T','\') will strip off trailing backslashes.

The language I use is REXX, developed by IBM, and I worked for IBM in its...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Feb 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By swiftie
Turns out that the API that I use to verify the...

Turns out that the API that I use to verify the existence of a directory doesn't tolerate a trailing '\' character on a directory name.

So, I have a bypass - remove trailing '\' characters before...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Feb 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By swiftie
Non-existant directories in System PATH variable

"echo %PATH%" gives me a list of 32 directories.
12 of these don't exist on my system, for example: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\

Is there any reason to keep these directories in...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Jan 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By swiftie
Thank you for helping me with my VBS script! :D ...

Thank you for helping me with my VBS script! :D

But, there's still work to be done.

My test shortcut was "C:\Users\Steve\Desktop\Split Test.lnk" and the line "objShell.Run strCommand,1" gave...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Jan 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By swiftie
Thomas Edison said "Genius is one per cent...

Thomas Edison said "Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration. (http://www.swiftys.org.uk/wiz?1493)"

I just happen to be good at the "perspiration" aspect. I can't let...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Jan 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By swiftie
Thank you for that excellent description. I'll...

Thank you for that excellent description. I'll try out your suggestion.

I wonder if something like VisualBasic (VBScript) has the ability to interact with desktop objects? If so, perhaps it...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Jan 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By swiftie
OK, you created your shortcut. Now try running it...

OK, you created your shortcut. Now try running it as a scheduled task. If you manage this, and it shows your tailored icon, then I'd love to know how you launched a shortcut from the task scheduler!
Forum: General Discussion 28 Jan 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By swiftie
No, that's an ordinary command prompt window. ...

No, that's an ordinary command prompt window. I'm OK tailoring those.

I'm talking about the window that you get when a scheduled task runs an executable that doesn't have a GUI. Then you get...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jan 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By swiftie
I thought I was asking how to create a shortcut...

I thought I was asking how to create a shortcut in the Actions tab of the Task Scheduler. I bet this can't be done.

But since that wasn't obvious, is there some way to influence the window icon...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jan 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By swiftie
Setting the window icon for a command prompt window

I have a set of scheduled tasks, all of which run programs written in Open Object REXX. Consequently, the Command Prompt windows where these tasks runs inherit their icons (at the top left of the...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jan 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By swiftie
Thanks, Tookeri Now my only problem is...

Thanks, Tookeri

Now my only problem is remembering that F5 is "Refresh". As far as I can see, there's nothing to tell me. It would be nice if there were an entry under "Actions" such as "Refresh...
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