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cmdutils cmd recycle-bin


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1.5 | Updated: 09 Feb 2017



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    version: 1.5
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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 17 Feb 2017.


You need manually add path to CmdUtils to your PATH user environment variable.

CmdUtils currently include:

+ Recycle, a safe replacement for the DEL command, that sends files to the recycle bin instead of deleting them. Recycle is also more flexible than DEL; you can specify multiple files at once (or use wildcards), and you can recycle whole directories at once (be careful!)
+ PropsFor, which displays the shell Properties dialog for all files (or folders, or drives) that you specify on the command line. PropsFor also accepts multiple files at once, either individually or as wildcards.
+ ContextMenu (context.exe), which displays the shell context menu for the specified file(s); from here, with one more step, you can get Properties, Quick View, or any other supported action for the specified file(s).
+ Bin (bin.exe), which manipulates the recycle bin. Caveat: it uses Windows functions that are not available unless you have Internet Explorer 4.0, Win98, or WinNT 5.0, and under Win98 they appear to be a bit buggy. So you can't even use bin unless you're running one of these recent Windows versions, and even then, if you run "bin /empty" and then cancel, "bin /size" may report that the bin is empty but this is not true, and "bin /empty" may not do anything at all. However "bin /empty /force" will still empty the recycle bin. This appears to be Windows' fault.
+ FixP, which fixes the command-line prompt under WinNT after you've run a 16-bit app. (It'll work under Win95, too, but it's totally unnecessary -- Win95 does this anyway.) Ever notice how, after you run a 16-bit app from a directory with a long filename, the prompt starts using the shortname? If you think this looks lame, just run fixp.
+ full source code to all of the above.

For more details, run each program with /? on the command line to list options and other information.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'CmdUtils'
$toolsDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url         = ''
$url64       = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64

  checksum        = 'C7DC42196EE1B7B8FE6FC6CC92D48774DF1F7A90A793A6EA1BC90D14BA224987'
  checksumType    = 'sha256'
  checksum64      = ''
  checksumType64  = 'sha256'


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version 1.5: 5/28/2000:

+ included source code for first time!
+ fixed crash in fixp if you run it from a root directory (not that you'd ever need to do that!, but some people like to put it in a batch file to wrap naughty old 16-bit utilities)
+ fixed propsfor and context to handle wildcards on Windows NT/2000
added /separate argument to propsfor to change wildcard expansion to work more like Un*x (show each match separately)

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