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by Simon Sheppard
2021-Sep-11, 11:38 am
Forum: Meta: Site Feedback / Forum Q&A
Topic: SS64 / EMW3 Dark Theme Stylesheet
Replies: 3
Views: 3577

Re: SS64 / EMW3 Dark Theme Stylesheet

Very nice, the 'databases' and 'convert' buttons look a little squashed for space so I would make all the buttons just a little wider. Also on EMW3/color the reason for the alternate black and white top/bottom borders is to show the generated colour against the most common background/foreground colo...
by Simon Sheppard
2021-Sep-03, 5:05 pm
Forum: Windows CMD Shell
Topic: How to create a variable with arguments starting at 2 positions ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3636

Re: How to create a variable with arguments starting at 2 positions ?

Good point.
I can't help thinking there might be an easier way to approach this, but doing a simple search/replace of %1 within %* will fail if %1 is also contained within any other arguments.
by Simon Sheppard
2021-Aug-28, 11:31 am
Forum: Windows PowerShell
Topic: une fonction pour ss64 - Query an XML feed
Replies: 1
Views: 3775

Re: une fonction pour ss64 - Query an XML feed

n.b. as written this uses the feed for the old forum https://ss64.org/extern.php?action=feed&type=atom
While that should redirect, the new forum has an XML feed at https://ss64.org/app.php/feed
by Simon Sheppard
2021-Aug-26, 9:58 am
Forum: Windows CMD Shell
Topic: For /f Quotes - Run a program with a long file name.
Replies: 5
Views: 3935

Re: For /f Quotes - Run a program with a long file name.

Glad to be of help :)

[Edited the thread title to be more searchable]

Also a handy utility for testing this kind of thing is EchoArgs.exe it's part of the PowerShell Community Extensions but also works under the CMD shell.
by Simon Sheppard
2021-Aug-24, 10:16 am
Forum: Windows CMD Shell
Topic: For /f Quotes - Run a program with a long file name.
Replies: 5
Views: 3935

Re: For /f Quotes - Run a program with a long file name.

The default delimiters of the FOR command are a Space, TAB, comma, Equals or Semicolon.

So you will need to add "delims=" to remove those defaults and then %%i will contain everything.
by Simon Sheppard
2021-Aug-23, 9:45 pm
Forum: Windows CMD Shell
Topic: For /f Quotes - Run a program with a long file name.
Replies: 5
Views: 3935

Re: For /f Quotes - Run a program with a long file name.

Try like this

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for /f %%i in ('""My Program Name.exe" "this is a string""') do set OutputString=%%i
I think this is needed because the FOR command starts a new sub-shell which removes the outer set of double quotes.
by Simon Sheppard
2021-Aug-16, 4:51 pm
Forum: Meta: Site Feedback / Forum Q&A
Topic: How to ask good questions - and get better answers.
Replies: 1
Views: 3108

Re: How to ask good questions - and get better answers.

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by Simon Sheppard
2021-Aug-16, 4:44 pm
Forum: Meta: Site Feedback / Forum Q&A
Topic: Better search
Replies: 0
Views: 4643

Better search

Today I have reconfigured the search on the forum so that it should now run significantly faster and will no longer ignore 'common words'.

You may still find better results using Google along with site:ss64.org but its a lot better than it was.