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Alright, so I'm trying to run a command line option and then save that information to a new folder I created in a variable. So I'm trying to put the variable into the Run argument and it does not seem to be working. I have a feeling it has something to do with the quotations but I just can't seem to figure it out. Here is what I have so far:

;Run script as an administrator.
;Need to find the system date.
;Make a TimeStamp
$TimeStamp = @MON & "-" & @MDAY & "-" & @YEAR
;Create new Directory
$ReportsDir = @ScriptDir & "\" & $TimeStamp
;Process Information
Run('cmd.exe /k tasklist > ' & $ReportsDir & '\Processes.txt')

I was thinking that I could just simply create a temp folder as well and then transfer it to the new folder, but I felt like that was the lazy way out and I would like to have it go to the new folder.

Also, does anyone know that with the variable, if it changes date in the middle of the execution of the script if it will create a new folder or error out? Something I should probably test.

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Do you have spaces in your @ScriptDir which carry over to $ReportsDir? :)

Try putting it in double quotes like this:

Run('cmd.exe /k tasklist > "' & $ReportsDir & '" Processes.txt')

Any better? ;)

As for the date changing mid-script there is no reason why it should error. The result will depend on whether you create the folderpath just once at the beginning of the script (in which case you will keep the same folder) or whether you update it each time you want to use the Run function (when it will create a new folder if the date changes). So you can decide yourself which way you want to go. :D


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Run('cmd.exe /k tasklist > "' & $ReportsDir & 'Processes.txt"')


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I realize this has been solved, but I have found it often easier to create a temp batch file with the command line and parameters, then perform redirection on the batch file execution. This was the only way I could get redirection to work on scheduled tasks.

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