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FOR usage error from TCC but not from CMD

Oct
15
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I'm having a hard time figuring out why TCC is not accepting a FOR command that CMD is accepting and working as expected.

I am trying to use WMIC to get the version of a file. The following works when run with CMD.

Code:
FOR /F "tokens=2 delims==" %%I IN ('wmic datafile where "name='C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe'" get version /format:list') DO SET "RESULT=%%I"

ECHO %RESULT%

When this is run with TCC I get this:

Code:
test.cmd [10]  Usage : FOR [/A:[[-][+]rhsdaecjot] /D /F ["options"] /H /I"text" /L /Nj /O:[-]adegnrstu /R [path] /T"..." /W] %var IN ([@]set | start, step, end) [DO] command ...

I am not understanding what the issue is and would appreciate any help.
 
I think this has something to do with the single quotes around the wmic command. When this is removed CMD will fail with The system cannot find the file wmic.

I just cannot figure out how TCC wants this formated.
 
I think I figured out how to work around this.

Code:
wmic datafile where "name='C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe'" get version /format:list | for /f "tokens=2 delims==" %%I in (@CON:) DO ECHO %%I
 
Can't help you with FOR -- but when I want to snarf the output of a command, I use %@EXECSTR. (If the object of the game is to get the file's version number, it might be a lot easier to use %@FILEVER instead of calling an external.)
 
I really appreciate the help.

%@EXECSTR gives me "ECHO is OFF" which is common with wmic because of all of the garbage that it spits out.
I cannot find %@FILEVER in the help file, only %@VERINFO. This may work however, I need to run this on a remote system. I am checking the version of a program as part of an upgrade script. I just figured it would be easier to provide a local file check as an example.

Is there a way to direct TCC to execute the FOR command in "CMD mode" then switch back to TCC mode?

To add to the confusion, this gives me nothing:
WMIC datafile where "name='C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe'" get Version /value /format:csv | for /f "skip=2 tokens=2 delims=," %a in (@CON:) do (set VER=%a)

While this gives me the version of the file:
WMIC datafile where "name='C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe'" get Version /value /format:csv | for /f "skip=2 tokens=2 delims=," %a in (@CON:) do (ECHO %a)

Why can't I just assign the value to a variable? sigh
 
Hi @rmoody ,

Try this;
Code:
c:\users\jlc\utils>echo %@execstr[2,WMIC datafile where "name='C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe'" get Version /value]
Version=7.6.4.0

To assign the value to a variable;
Code:
c:\users\jlc\utils>set theVersion=%@execstr[2,WMIC datafile where "name='C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe'" get Version /value]

c:\users\jlc\utils>echo %theVersion
Version=7.6.4.0

c:\program files\notepad++>echo %@word["=",-0,%theVersion]
7.6.4.0

Joe
 
Last edited:
Must you use FOR? In TCC you can ...

Code:
v:\> set notepad_version=%@wmi[root\cimv2,"select version from CIM_datafile where name='c:\\windows\\system32\\notepad.exe'"]

v:\> echo %notepad_version
6.1.7600.16385
 
Hi @vefatica,
Interesting. My command line seems to give an incorrect result, while yours matches @verinfo;
Code:
c:\windows>echo %@verinfo[notepad.exe]
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

Joe
 
Duh! Different program. My bad!
Code:
c:\program files\notepad++>echo %@verinfo[notepad++.exe]
7.64

Joe
 
Hi @rmoody ,

Try this;
Code:
c:\users\jlc\utils>echo %@execstr[2,WMIC datafile where "name='C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe'" get Version /value]
Version=7.6.4.0

To assign the value to a variable;
Code:
c:\users\jlc\utils>set theVersion=%@execstr[2,WMIC datafile where "name='C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe'" get Version /value]

c:\users\jlc\utils>echo %theVersion
Version=7.6.4.0

c:\program files\notepad++>echo %@word["=",-0,%theVersion]
7.6.4.0

Joe

Thank you! This seems to work! Tested on a remote system like this:

set theVersion=%@execstr[2,WMIC /NODE:"systemname" datafile where "name='C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe'" get Version /value]

I'm in no way attached to a FOR loop, it's just what I had found. I'll use whatever works, I'm all about the Perl moto: There's more than one way to do it.

vefatica: I could not figure out how to use @VERINFO to get the version of a file on a remote system.
 
vefatica: I could not figure out how to use @VERINFO to get the version of a file on a remote system.
This works.
Code:
v:\> echo %@verinfo[\\zz\c$\Windows\System32\notepad.exe]
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
I'm pretty sure it will not work with a URL.
 
For what it's worth, WMI is pretty easy to use remotely (if the firewall allows it). Below, the only difference is the addition of "\\bb\" to the namespace parameter
Code:
v:\> echo %@wmi[root\cimv2,"select version from CIM_datafile where name='c:\\windows\\system32\\notepad.exe'"]
6.1.7600.16385

v:\> echo %@wmi[\\bb\root\cimv2,"select version from CIM_datafile where name='c:\\windows\\system32\\notepad.exe'"]
10.0.18362.1
 
Just updated TCC and tested. The FOR command I was having issues with works now.

Thank you so much for fixing that and for such a great product (been using TCC off and on since the WFWG 3.11 days!)
 
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