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Command line switches for SAS 5

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Hi,

I read recently somewhere on this forum that SAS 5 would allow command line switches. Is this true and if so could someone tell me what they are or how to get a list of them. Basically the reason I need them is so I can write a script that updates the SAS Program/Definitions say 10 minutes after my system has started and then every say 4 hours after that until the machine is switched off. The reason for wanting delayed updates is that my system seems slow at startup while SAS and my antivirus update and I would like to effectively spread the load on the sytem at startup. I have already written a program that delays the updating of my antivirus by a user-defined amount of time (switches are available for my free antivirus program) and cannot see a good reason why this should not be available in a product I have paid for.

If you require any further information please let me know

Many thanks

Gauss76

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I've found...

'"C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe" /TASK:195f402a-7f74-4e6f-964a-34c32eb189e5'

...starts a scan.

'"C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe" /TASK:13bad65e-46ee-40f5-bc08-8bdfc49cbf35'

...checks for updates.

Schedule some tasks and then look at the Windows Task Scheduler, and look at the actions and the arguments, and you should find some more of the commands. There might be actual commands built in. like /Scan? /update? But I've tried some and had no luck.

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I've found...

'"C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe" /TASK:195f402a-7f74-4e6f-964a-34c32eb189e5'

...starts a scan.

'"C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe" /TASK:13bad65e-46ee-40f5-bc08-8bdfc49cbf35'

...checks for updates.

Schedule some tasks and then look at the Windows Task Scheduler, and look at the actions and the arguments, and you should find some more of the commands. There might be actual commands built in. like /Scan? /update? But I've tried some and had no luck.

Those Task ID's are uniquely generated by the application each time you create or modify a scheduled task, they wouldn't be suitable for any other purpose than executing a scheduled task exactly how it was configured when the task was saved.

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