Re: [Clip] MakeShortcut command
THANKS! I had heard of Auto-It, but I had not seen it for a few years.
It is now much better than it was! I really like the ability to create
stand-alone exes! I already built a hard-coded script to do what I need,
in just five minutes. Now I will build one to ask for parameters, etc.
I can see so many possibilities for the support role. If we cannot
establish a remote connection to fix a problem, we can make a script,
compile it, and email it to the client. This will allow us techs to
solve many problems that the programmers do not have time to worry
about. I can even build a GUI for some perl data conversion scripts I
made, since the one who uses them can never remember how to use the
character menu I made.
We better take any further discussion to the NT Off-Topic List.
This helped make my day. I have not had much enthusiasm for work for
quite some time. Solving a long standing problem and having a new
flexible tool to help with many types of issues, makes it fun again.
That's one thing that I really like about the NoteTab lists!
Kairos Computer Solutions
Sales Affiliate for Grisoft Anti-Virus
Jamal Mazrui wrote:
>I'm not sure if this would work for you, but let me make sure you're aware of the free AutoIt scripting language and compiler, available from
- Hi Larry,
On/about the topic of exe
shareware. can do, can make an exe. I'm not sure whether the PC that
is to subsequently run the exe needs EZ Macros installed or not.
I don't know if shortcut is a part of what it does.
I bought EZ Macros upwards of several years ago through a Fookes
Software offer offered at the time.
I've used it on and off over the years (and glad I had got it). Run
Linux too much now though.
Ya see, Linux, folks, loves to be scripted. That's the Linux form of
macro. The basics of bash shell programming some people like, others
don't. I liked it and found it easy. But I use Perl too. I also use
the GUI interface at times too. Right now I'm using Mozilla on Linux
it looks nearly the same as it does on Windows.
Not sure but I think it's an Activestate product.
Make the exe on your machine that has Perl on it. The PC that then
runs the exe does not need Perl installed.
There used to (may still) be a popular freeware Rss news client for
Win that is an exe, made with the perl2exe
I know it works well lots the time. I don't know if it always can
work. I haven't ever used this product myself.
Look like shortcut be handled for you with the Autoit.
I haven't searched in the Win registry -- probably entries are held
there for shortcut icon etc. Notetab clip can add new text entries to
the registry. Not binary reg entry though -- need Perl or another to
do binary reg entry.
Just some thoughts at the very end there.
Yeah, I knew there was a Perl to exe product. There is a free one that
last I knew is not as easy to use as the for a fee one.
I am using Linux at home most of the time. I only use Windows to apply
the latest bug fixes from Microsoft so the kids can play their games
that Linux can't quite handle.
I've been doing some Bash scripting. I figured out how to make it spit
out a greeting based on morning/afternoon/evening. It sort of reminds me
of the shell accounts on the mainframe back in college. I can even make
the bright green on dark green screen, if I really want to reminisce.
One thing I am trying to get information on, is how to clean up the
different junk files on Linux. I have found some good links, and it
seems that there are only a few places to look for files. For Windows,
there are lots of free ware tools. For Linux it takes some scripting. I
added some .bashrc aliases to look for big files by different
extensions, so I can evaluate what to do with them. If I had a need, I
could also add to my crontab.
There is a lot of power in Linux, you can get most of it with the GUI
tools that have been built up, but some of the really cool stuff still
requires scripting, usually the kind of thing only a computer nerd would
want to do. For most users who just want to do documents, spreadsheets,
email, and web browsing, Linux is ready. There are free tools to do it
all. Even for advanced uses, there are graphics, audio, and video tools.
There are lots of games, but all the fancy Windows game titles are
lacking. Some are starting to argue that the days of the PC as a gaming
platform are limited. I do not buy it. Anybody that plunks down a large
chunk of cash for a high-end PC will want to use it. I cannot see
hard-core gamers giving up on the PC. I'm not a hard-core gamer. I grew
up on Pong, Asteroids and the like. I like the graphics and action of
the new games, but it is so time-consuming. I like to finish the game,
so I end up playing all night because I lose track of the time.
The hard part is getting a Linux distribution that is plug and play
simple to install like the later versions of Windows. It is getting
closer all the time. I do not have time, or a spare PC to try all the
flavors of Linux that are supposed to be a simple install. Once Linux
has that, and businesses start to use it, then more home users will use
it. I think that is one way that the Mac on Intel will help. It is BSD
based (Unix), but Apple made it easy to use like their own Mac OS, they
just made it too pricey for everybody to have one. If a Mac on Intel was
in the price range of my current computer, I would get one. But at the
current prices, I can get two or three PCs or one really powerful one.
Another benefit, is with Wine, I can still run all my favorite Windows
tools on Linux, like NoteTab. ;-) If not for my day job, I would go
weeks without using Windows. ;-)
Kairos Computer Solutions
Sales Affiliate for Grisoft Anti-Virus
>On/about the topic of exe
>shareware. can do, can make an exe. I'm not sure whether the PC that
>is to subsequently run the exe needs EZ Macros installed or not.
>I don't know if shortcut is a part of what it does.
>I bought EZ Macros upwards of several years ago through a Fookes
>Software offer offered at the time.
>I've used it on and off over the years (and glad I had got it). Run
>Linux too much now though.
>Ya see, Linux, folks, loves to be scripted. That's the Linux form of
>macro. The basics of bash shell programming some people like, others
>don't. I liked it and found it easy. But I use Perl too. I also use
>the GUI interface at times too. Right now I'm using Mozilla on Linux
>it looks nearly the same as it does on Windows.