LKBEN10627: Howto set the default interpreter for scripting host. Wscript versus Cscript.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

The standard is wscript but you rather prefer cscript

Cause

Wscript is the default value.

Solution

To change the default interpreter for windows scripting host you use the command:

wscript //H:cscript

To get the default back

wscript //H:wscript

With cscript your echo messages land on a command line which makes it easy to pipe in different processes. With wscript you will get litte messageboxes on the screen and have to click OK. You can try the following little example:

 

WScript.Echo "Hi Lubby"
WScript.Echo "We were always looking for a knowledgebase"
WScript.Echo "and now we found it. :-)"

 

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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