VBScript - Command line parameters


This week we review how to use command line parameters within VBScript.

While writing scripts you may sometimes want to pass options or

information from the command line directly to your program. This can be

easily accomplished using the 'Wscript.Arguments' property within

Windows Scripting Host.

The 'Wscript.Arguments' property allows you to obtain information passed

to you through the command line. You can obtain the number of items on

the command line, in addition to the individual items themselves.

Let's see how you can do this. Let's assume that your script requires

two command line parameters. The first is the name of a file that you

want to read from, and the other is the name of a file to write your

output data to.

Here is the code for the example:

------------------- Begin Code Snippet -------------------

If WScript.Arguments.Count <> 2 Then

Wscript.Echo "Usage: CScript.exe commandLine.vbs

" WScript.Quit End If 'Print Each Command Line Argument Separately For i = 0 to (WScript.Arguments.Count - 1) 'Beginning of my For
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