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    Where should I post a .bat file question?


    In DevShed Forums, where should I post a .bat file question?

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    The programming forum on the DevHardware sister site gets a lot of batch questions:
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    how come there are so many "sister" forums for devshed? why don't they combine them into 1 super forum?
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    Originally Posted by misterdanny
    how come there are so many "sister" forums for devshed? why don't they combine them into 1 super forum?
    What annoys me about the different Shed sites is that you have to register for each one. Registration should be "universal" over the whole Shed properties...
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    yeh I think i'd like to post in the other forums, but I don't want to register for them all.
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    people program .bat files still?
    Use perl. Or install a decent shell such as bash.

    If you need to stay in the M$ space, write it in Visual Basic, which is actually not all that terrible a language. The Windows "cmd" shell is a joke.

    So to me, IMHO, etc. the answer is don't do it that way. Find something more robust and easier to program and debug in.
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    Originally Posted by fishtoprecords
    people program .bat files still?
    Use perl. Or install a decent shell such as bash.

    If you need to stay in the M$ space, write it in Visual Basic, which is actually not all that terrible a language. The Windows "cmd" shell is a joke.

    So to me, IMHO, etc. the answer is don't do it that way. Find something more robust and easier to program and debug in.
    You are talking kak. I just wrote a "cmd" script that uses robocopy to backup a bunch of files. Would it have made sense to write it in VB. No. I think you try to sound a lot more clever than you are.
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    Smart developers can use any language to do anything.

    But if you are asking about where to post questions, as the OP did, then you probably are not facile with the tool. In that case, its worth time to look at other tools that may be faster.

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    Originally Posted by misterdanny
    how come there are so many "sister" forums for devshed? why don't they combine them into 1 super forum?
    Because JC bought all these sites, combining them in to 1 forum was asked about and shot down as it decreases revenue.

    Originally Posted by Arty Ziff
    What annoys me about the different Shed sites is that you have to register for each one. Registration should be "universal" over the whole Shed properties...
    Ya we asked a few times about having one login, but the problem is because all the forums were bought they all had users already, so if we combined them what would you do with duplicate names? Who'd get it etc...

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