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."