Windows 10: Task Scheduler: How to run more than one program in Actions

  1. tcebob's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro 1803/17134.285
       20 Jan 2018 #1

    Task Scheduler: How to run more than one program in Actions


    I have a scheduled task to run Avast AshCmd.exe every day. The entry in Actions is "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashCmd.exe / @=Quick/r=*~". (Quick is the name of my scan.) I'd like to add another command, to view the Avast log afterwards. Like "Notepad c:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\report\Quick.txt". (I'll work out the exact grammar later.)

    Is that possible or will I have to wrap the two commands into a batch file?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       20 Jan 2018 #2

    Hello mate,

    You can add "&" inbetween the command sets with a space before and after to run both commands in a singe line.

    For example:

    Code:
    "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashCmd.exe / @=Quick/r=*~" & "Notepad c:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\report\Quick.txt"
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  3. tcebob's Avatar
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       21 Jan 2018 #3

    Wow! Guess I missed detailed instructions for TS -- are there any? And where can they be found? Thanks, Brink
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       21 Jan 2018 #4

    None would include the multiple commands in one command line option.

    Did that work for you?
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  5. tcebob's Avatar
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       21 Jan 2018 #5

    I'll let you know tomorrow. Scheduled to run at 7:00 PM.

    PS Scheduler asked whether I wanted to include the last part as an argument. I said "no" and the line remained with the two commands.
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  6. tcebob's Avatar
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       22 Jan 2018 #6

    Well, I forgot it was Sunday, when I run a more thorough scan. So I attempted to run it manually. It started but froze before it could call cmd. I have a shortcut to the log file, so not a big problem.
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