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Terminal - Commands tagged cmd - 9 results
dsadd group cn=group_name,dc=example,dc=com -secgrp yes -scope g -samid group_name
2014-03-06 15:25:17
Functions: yes
Tags: windows group cmd

-secgrp no for distribution

-scope u for distribution

FOR %I IN (*.mp4) DO \Tools\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe -i "%I" "%~nI.mpeg"
cls && ipconfig | findstr -R "[ IPv4 | adapter ]"
cls && ipconfig | findstr -R "[ IPv4 | adapter ]"
cls && ipconfig | find "IPv4"
2013-12-03 13:08:01
User: dizzi90
Functions: find

May be useful to get user's ip address over the phone, as users struggle to read through a long ipconfig result.

c:\>for %t in (0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7) do for %d in (0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9) do ping -n 1 machine-0%t%d
2012-09-18 03:31:52
User: bugmagnet
Functions: ping
Tags: windows cmd

%t are tens. %d are digits. One may have further outer loops to provide hundreds, thousands, etc.

This example applies ping to the numbered machines. The pattern can be used in other ways to apply all combinations of components to a task.

taskkill /pid 10728
2012-08-10 05:58:22
User: rfi99
Tags: windows cmd

To kill a process in windows by using the PID. Change 10728 to the PID of the process you want to kill.

for /F %i in (url_list.txt) do Firefox.exe -new-tab "%i"
2011-09-09 02:17:16

Firefox.exe needs to be in the path

To enhance: add a sleep...

url_list contains urls:

D:\>type url_list.txt