my recent reads..

Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
Power Sources and Supplies: World Class Designs
Red Storm Rising
Locked On
Analog Circuits Cookbook
The Teeth Of The Tiger
Sharpe's Gold
Without Remorse
Practical Oscillator Handbook
Red Rabbit

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Config Files for Windows - an Enhancement

In a previous post, I described a general scheme for managing config files for Windows.

Well, there's a simple enhancement that I've added concerning how to locate the config file for the script in question.

The issue is that if I run a script, you always wanted to look for the config file relative to the script location. This can be easily done using Windows Batch Parameter Expansion. %~dp0 expands to the path of the current script, and %~n0 is the name of the script file. Hence, to name the appropriate config file for a script, we generate the name as follows:

set LOCALCONF=%~dp0conf\%~n0-%COMPUTERNAME%.cmd

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