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.
call SimoNOTE "This is my message..."
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: firstname.lastname@example.org * 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 * setlocal 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% endlocal if not "%1" == "nopause" pause
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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