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scripted input batch script cant access files in same dir

rlourenco
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Hi,

My Windows batch script executes a bin file and uses a text file to hold the state of the last execution, all the necessary files are in the same directory. When I test it from the command line it works fine, but when the script handler runs it it can't read any of the files.
I placed my files in "C:\Program Files\Splunk\bin\scripts\customdir".
Can anyone help me out?

Thanks for any help,

Rui

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Ayn
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The scripts don't run with the script's directory as the working directory. I don't remember which directory is used on Windows (maybe %TEMP%?) but running cd in your script and check what it outputs should give you the answer you need to that question.

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Ayn
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The scripts don't run with the script's directory as the working directory. I don't remember which directory is used on Windows (maybe %TEMP%?) but running cd in your script and check what it outputs should give you the answer you need to that question.

Ayn
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Awesome! Could you please mark my answer as accepted? Thanks!

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rlourenco
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Thanks! I didn't think of doing that!

Running "@echo Current dir %CD%" showed it was running under C:\WINDOWS\system32, so then I added a CD to the beginning of my script to change to the working directory.

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