Display & Log a Message
A Windows Command Line Function
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This sample program (SIMMSGE1.cmd) shows how to use a callable command line function the executes on a system running Microsoft Windows. It performs two very simple functions. It will display a text string on the screen and write the text string (preceded by a date and time stamp) to a log file. This command file script passes one parameter (the message text enclosed in double quotes) to the callable SimoNOTE.CMD script.

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The SIMONOTE.CMD file is part of a larger package of modules referred to as SimoMODS. The SimoMODS package is usually installed in a directory called "c:\SimoLIBR". and this directory is added to the Windows path.

If the SimoNOTE.CMD file has been installed in the c:\SimoLIBR and the SimoLIBR directory has been added to the Windows path then the following two statements are all that is required to use the SimoNOTE.CMD script file.

     set SimoNOTE=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimMsgT1.TXT
call SimoNOTE "This is my message..."

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The following (SIMMSGE1.cmd) is the source code for the command line script that displays a message and writes the message to a log file.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               SIMMSGE1.CMD - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies          *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2016 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text   - Display to screen and write messages to a log file.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  *
rem  * This command line script will display messages to the screen and
rem  * write the messages to a log file. This script will call SimoNOTE
rem  * to do the actual display and write to the log file.
rem  *
rem  * Note: The message text must be enclosed in double quotes.
rem  *
rem  * Note: The Nessage Text must not contain double quotes.
rem  *
     if "" == "" set SimoLIBR=c:\SimoLIBR
     set SimoNOTE=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimMsgT1.TXT
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************SimMsgE1"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting JobName SimMsgE1, User is %USERNAME%"
     call SimoNOTE Hello
     call SimoNOTE Hello World
     call SimoNOTE "Hello World, the previous message was truncated, embedded SPACE without double-quotes"
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude The log file is %SimoNOTE%"
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "Finished JobName SimMsgE1, User is %USERNAME%"
     if not "%1" == "nopause" Start NotePad %SimoNOTE%
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

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The purpose of this program is to simply display a text message on the screen and write the text message to a log file. This document may be used to assist as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

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