Can't run command in PowerShell but OK in Cmd

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  1.    01 Mar 2018 #11

    tcebob said: View Post
    how can I fix PS to recognize /@?
    Try --%

    That tells Powershell not to try to parse the rest of the line but just pass it as is.

    "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashCmd.exe" --% /@=Quick
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       01 Mar 2018 #12

    Good to know, lxo7. I'll try it. But right now I've avoided the problem by downloading System Scheduler which ran the command perfectly, using "c:\program files\avast software\avast\ashcmd.exe" as the application and /@=Quick as the parameter. It used cmd automatically.
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  3.    01 Mar 2018 #13

    tcebob said: View Post
    dalchina, your idea is brilliant and simple. The batch file works fine when run from the desktop. But, alas, does not run from the task scheduler. It says "Running" but nothing happens. Task scheduler shows in Task Manager while it's running.

    ... Edited out the /@=Quick part and still won't run. So maybe it has something to do with the ashCmd.exe program or with Avast.
    Strange. You could convince yourself the bat file is executed by picking something without a parameter that can be run from a command line- even just
    DIR C:


    Just wondering if there's a difference in running as admin or a standard user for ashCmd?
    I have Avast free, but not that for whatever reason.
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       07 Mar 2018 #14

    Don't know. AshCmd.exe has no user interface; if you run it it will open cmd.exe and display help. Similarly, running from within cmd shows help. You have to specify arguments. It probably doesn't come with Avast free.

    I've tried running some scheduled tasks installed by programs. Same results: TS says "Running" but nothing happens and I have to terminate them manually. So something is weird about TM.

    I have System Scheduler, an alternative to TM and it runs ashCmd just fine. But it is unable to wake the computer.
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