A. Normally, when you run a Windows Scripting Host file such as a Visual Basic or Java script, Explorer WSCRIPT.EXE is executed and runs the script using the necessary script plug-in.

To run from the command line, use CSCRIPT.EXE which has a number of optional parameters as follows:

//B Batch mode: Suppresses script errors and prompts from displaying
//D Enable Active Debugging
//E:engine Use engine for executing script
//H:CScript Changes the default scripting host to CScript.exe
//H:WScript Changes the default scripting host to WScript.exe (default)
//I Interactive mode (default, opposite of //B)
//Job:xxxx Execute a WSC job
//Logo Display logo (default)
//Nologo Prevent logo display: No banner will be shown at execution time
//S Save current command line options for this user
//T:nn Time out in seconds: Maximum time a script is permitted to run
//X Execute script in debugger when Active Debugging enabled

Yes you need to type '/' twice.

Suppose you had the following hello.vbs file:

Wscript.Echo "Hello"
Wscript.Quit 0

You would run with command

C:\> cscipt hello.vbs

which would print Hello to the command window. Typing

C:\> wscript hello.vbs

would bring up Hello in a window.


See also, "Windows Scripting Resources" and "Windows Scripting Tips."