Question about a DOS command

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Lucrum, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    At least I think it's a DOS command.
    In the command prompt window I frequently ping my brokers web sight.
    (I travel a lot and use a bunch of different ISP's)
    Is there a way to create and save a simple command to: ping interactivebrokers.com ? Instead of having to type the whole thing every time.

    I type about as well as your average Neanderthal and I'm just trying to make the process faster.

    Any directions offered will need to be step by step, if I knew what I was doing I probably wouldn't have to ask.

    TIA
     
  2. Baywolf

    Baywolf

    Right click on your desktop
    create new shortcut
    paste cmd.exe /k ping interactivebrokers.com
    next, next, finish
     
  3. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Now THAT'S what I'm talking about.

    Absolutely perfect, thanks for the response.
     
  4. GTS

    GTS

  5. oraclewizard77

    oraclewizard77 Moderator

    what do you think would be an easy desktop command icon to automatically backup all files under my documents to an external hard drive and overwrite the old files that are there?
     
  6. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Thanks, I'll take a look at it.
     
  7. Maybe a copy or xcopy command either on its own or part of a batch file.