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Hi :)
3 logicians went into a bar.  The barman asked "do you all want a beer?"

The first says "dunno"
so the 2nd says "dunno" too
and that means the 3rd is able to say "Yes" because now he knows both the
others do too.

Being precisely logical can be fun but very confusing to everyone else!

I would definitely avoid putting a "cd" command directly into a batch file
because it drastically reduces the flexibility and could easily make a very
confusing muddle.  On the other hand if that is the only folder you ever
want it to run in then it might be a good idea.  However the way you have
done it is better.

Paul's point about copying the batch file into a common folder (such as
c:/utils  errr should that be a \?) and then using Brian's point to add
that folder to path thing sounds like the best plan to me.  That way you
are more likely to be able to find the batch file if you ever need it

There has been loads of interesting detail in this thread! ~:)  Many thanks
Paul and Brian, and Joe too.  Some i had just forgotten or not really
noticed but a lot of it was new.

Of course i am on Gnu&Linux now so my command-line is often colour-coded
and allows tab-complete so a lot of the command-line stuff is MUCH easier
to do without taking much notice of what i'm actually entering.

When Win95 came out i didn't trust any of the buttons to do exactly what i
wanted and nothing extra so i tended to carry on using my own batch files
instead of stuff like copy&paste, plus my batch files seemed to do it
faster with less whirring.  I think Win95 didn't have a "move" or
"drag&drop" so even my simple batch-files gave more functionality.  Plus i
was already tired of "log off" so i had batch files that responded to being
told to "bugger off" or "off".

Regards from
Tom :)

On 11 April 2014 19:41, Paul <> wrote:

On Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:22:15 +0100
Brian Barker <> wrote:

At 15:58 11/04/2014 +0200, Paul Steyn wrote:
On Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:18:15 -0500 Joe Bonly wrote:
In sum: Does this mean that my .bat file would have to go into the
same windows directory as my input .htm files, in order to know
which ".htm" files it should use to create the glob?

Yes, exactly.

Er, the answer to this - as you had previously explained - is
actually "No".

You're right, the answer should have been the same as the one I gave
to the next question:

Yes, unless you put "cd" commands in the batch file, or use a shortcut
to change the working directory.


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