Weird quirk in MSDOS batch wrapper for vncveiwer

Alex Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Tue, 01 Jan 2002 18:54:27 +0000


Welcome to the lovely world of Windows scripting, Fred :).

Actually, it is more straightforward than I made it sound.  You already have a VBScript interpreter on your system since it ships
with it.

All you need to do is save the script as a file with a .vbs extension and strip out the line numbers, and it should work.  I think
there is another issue there in terms of how Windows acts when it sees certain things on a command line, though, so having several
shortcuts may be the best solution for now, albeit a little messy.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Shing-Fat (Fred) Ma" <fma "at" doe.carleton.ca>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Tuesday/2002 January 01 06:48
Subject: Re: Weird quirk in MSDOS batch wrapper for vncveiwer


: Thanks, Alex.
:
: I'm in a bit of a bind here.  Since I'm not a software guy and not really a
: MS-DOS/Win guy, and also relatively new to VNC  and
: secure ssh connections (and VNC is the Nth solution
: I'v investigated), I am in the unfortunate situation of having spent
: all my time getting the means working and the ends has been seriously
: neglected.  So I'm saving your email for when I have a chance to find out
: about VB and how to use it.  I don't know if it exists on my system.
: For now, I just forego the wrapper.  I have so many shortcuts
: because I treat the ones that came with the TightVNC installation as
: sacred and want to preserve them (they must have been specially defined
: for some reason!).  I also have a few shortcuts speckled through my
: laptop.  Being a laptop, I can be connecting to home ADSL, the university
: LAN, or at the company where I intern.  Or I can be visiting family in
: Toronto and relying on 56Kbps or less to access those places.  So I
: want a few viewer configurations.  Actually, I probably spent far more
: time learning how to do the MSDOS attempt on a wrapper than I will
: ever save by having shortcuts in my whole life, but it is annoying
: and error-prone having punch in the same things again and again.
: And I am spoiled by unix scripting that I got lulled into taking a shot
: at it.  But it never seemed to end.  Now I must stop.  But thanks, I
: appreciate the work you put into it  and I will eventually have a
: second look at it and your solution

(SNIP)
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