Monthly Archives: July 2008

copy & paste

Ich zappe da grade durch das Programm und stolpere über Gülcan und Collien ziehen aufs Land. In Anlehnung an meinen Post über innovatives Privatfernsehen hier mal das Original: Natürlich The simple Life mit Nicole Richie und Paris Hilton.

Wo ich grade dabei bin: Kennt jemand Rach, der Restauranttester? Herr Rach tritt abgewrackten Restaurants und deren Chefs sanft auf die Füße. Das Original gibt’s auf DMAX und nennt sich Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares und kommt vom britischen Sender Channel 4. Allerdings deutlich härter als der gute Herr Rach, Mr. Ramsay tritt da verbal in den Hintern. Ich weiß nicht, ob RTL das den “Kunden” nicht zumuten wollte…

Learning something new every day….

Just in case someone wonders what %~d0 in a .bat or .cmd file means, here’s the excerpt from help call:

[…]

In addition, expansion of batch script argument references (%0, %1, etc.) have been changed as follows:

%* in a batch script refers to all the arguments (e.g. %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 …)

Substitution of batch parameters (%n) has been enhanced.  You can
now use the following optional syntax:

%~1         – expands %1 removing any surrounding quotes (“)
%~f1        – expands %1 to a fully qualified path name
%~d1        – expands %1 to a drive letter only
%~p1        – expands %1 to a path only
%~n1        – expands %1 to a file name only
%~x1        – expands %1 to a file extension only
%~s1        – expanded path contains short names only
%~a1        – expands %1 to file attributes
%~t1        – expands %1 to date/time of file
%~z1        – expands %1 to size of file
%~$PATH:1   – searches the directories listed in the PATH
environment variable and expands %1 to the fully
qualified name of the first one found.  If the
environment variable name is not defined or the
file is not found by the search, then this
modifier expands to the empty string

The modifiers can be combined to get compound results:

%~dp1       – expands %1 to a drive letter and path only
%~nx1       – expands %1 to a file name and extension only
%~dp$PATH:1 – searches the directories listed in the PATH
environment variable for %1 and expands to the
qualified name of the first one found.  If the
environment variable name is not defined or the
file is not found by the search, then this
modifier expands to the empty string

The modifiers can be combined to get compound results:

%~dp1       – expands %1 to a drive letter and path only
%~nx1       – expands %1 to a file name and extension only
%~dp$PATH:1 – searches the directories listed in the PATH
environment variable for %1 and expands to the
drive letter and path of the first one found.
%~ftza1     – expands %1 to a DIR like output line

In the above examples %1 and PATH can be replaced by other
valid values.  The %~ syntax is terminated by a valid argument
number.  The %~ modifiers may not be used with %*

I bet the guy meant %~dp0 in the call to cacls