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MSDOS command line usage

Can someone direct me to a resource for running the various programs from the MSDOS command line and their command line switches? I have a scheduled batch file that runs bi-weekly maintenance on my system, including chkdsk and Acronis True Image backup, and would like to include a virus scan, general cleanup and updating.
Before I got rid of Norton, this has served me well with no user-intervention required.
I've Googled and searched these forums with no hits. Any leads would be appreciated.
I have the AT&T Internet Security Suite.
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RE: MSDOS command line usage

This is the nearest to what you are seeking if using the home products:

Provided link ends in McAfee error page

Thanks for your reply. The links you furnished led me to a dead end as indicated. :confused:I also am being blocked when I open my post and try to reply. I somehow was able to post a reply to my thread by going thru the user control panel. What am I missing?

Now it Works !!!

I'm back to being able to post. I'm clueless.

RE: Now it Works !!!

We all have our dumb moments, don't worry!:D

RE: MSDOS command line usage

Thanks again Peter. The link now gives me the intended document however I'm looking for a solution that is automatic. If I schedule an MSDOS batch file in Windows XP, the problem arises if the name of the virus scan executable changes. I would always be editing my batch file when the program name is updated.
I'm still having a problem replying to my thread even after logging in but going thru my control panel always works.

RE: MSDOS command line usage

It's not possible the way you describe. Re: accessing thread, what browser/version are you using?

RE: MSDOS command line usage

Peter, your attention is going to spoil me. :DI logged in and posted this reply within the thread. I'm using Windows XP with Internet Explorer ver. 8 with all current updates.
Thanks again.

RE: MSDOS command line usage

Ah so everything is OK now, except being able to do what you wanted with a DOS command?

Shredder command line usage shrcl.exe

I'd like to find a description for command line arguments for shrcl.exe - shredder application in McAfee VirusScan Plus package.

So far I could only figure out that location to delete is the last argument, so, for example, if I type in command prompt window:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSHR\ShrCL.exe %windir%\temp\*

I end up having all folders and files from windows' temporary location deleted. However, I'd like to specify number of passes for the shredder application.

Typical usage scenario is to have certain folders wiped out upon dismount of my portable drive. I can achieve it with nncron, the only thing left is to figure out parameters.

Somewhere on the internet i found mentioning of the following:
"c:\program files\mcafee\mshr\ShrCL.EXE" /P7 /q C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp so I guess /p - is the number of passes? Am i right?

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