Command-Line Switches

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Alex 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Is it possible to add URLs from the command line:
C:\WINNT\system32\MetaProducts\dep.exe /open ftp://ftp.host.com/files/file.zip - for example???
Alexander 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Dear Alex,

Thank you for writing us.
You can use the following command line:
dep.exe /PAUSEDURL=ftp://ftp.host.com/files/file.zip

Sincerely,
Alexander.
| Alexander Bednyakov
| Senior Developer
| MetaProducts Corporation
Alex 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Thank you for the fast answer about URL command-switch for the dep.exe - it shows that the Metaproducts software has very good technical support.
I have tryed your advice (dep.exe /PAUSEDURL=) - all works fine. But if Donload Express runs from the command-line with this switch it doesn`t ask destination folder to save file to... and it downloads file in Metaproducts directory where the dep.exe is stored.
If there are any switches to point to destination folder in which downloaded file will be saved?

p.s. sorry for my bad english - it`s not my nativwe lng. =)
Alexander 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Dear Alex,

We plan to add this feature to the future versions of Download Express.
Nevertheless, Download Express has the Windows wessaging API which allows you to add downloads to the program. It has the ability to set the storing path. We have the Delphi sample. I can send it to you if you want.

Sincerely,
Alexander.
| Alexander Bednyakov
| Senior Developer
| MetaProducts Corporation
Hannu 03/29/2006 07:02 am
I use DEP with LabView and command "/PAUSEDURL=" and i simulate keyboard <enter> to Save file dialog. I can use this only when my computer is not locked. Can I start automatically DEP download or could you send Windows API interface example? (Delphi or ???)
Alexander 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Dear Hannu,

You can download the Delphi sample from:
http://www.metaproducts.com/download/detest.zip

Please look Main.pas unit for details.

Sincerely,
Alexander.
| Alexander Bednyakov
| Senior Developer
| MetaProducts Corporation
Dmitry Stoyanovich 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Wanted continue the development lifted here subject of the downloading from command line possibility. What the future plans?
slomo 03/29/2006 07:02 am
> Dear Alex,
> > Thank you for writing us.
> You can use the following command line:
> dep.exe /PAUSEDURL=ftp://ftp.host.com/files/file.zip
> > Sincerely,
> Alexander.
> | Alexander Bednyakov
> | Senior Developer
> | MetaProducts Corporation
>

Is Command-Line Switches removed from DEP Version 1.6 Build 267? I just updated from Version 1.5 Build 223 and it does not work any more :(
Alexander 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Slomo,

> Is Command-Line Switches removed from DEP Version 1.6 Build 267?
> I just updated from Version 1.5 Build 223 and it does not work any more :(

Do you mean /PAUSEDURL parameter?
It works well, as usual.
Could you please write us more details on your problem.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
slomo 03/29/2006 07:02 am
> Slomo,
> > > Is Command-Line Switches removed from DEP Version 1.6 Build 267?
> > I just updated from Version 1.5 Build 223 and it does not work any more :(
> > Do you mean /PAUSEDURL parameter?
> It works well, as usual.
> Could you please write us more details on your problem.
> > Best regards,
> Alexander Bednyakov
> MP Staff

Windows 2000 SP4
IE 5.5 SP2

DEP Version 1.6 Build 267 does not seem to work at all. When the select download location dialog pop-up, dep.exe would hog 100% CPU and sit there. Also when this happen, it won`t allow me to move the mouse cursor down to the taskbar (inorder to get to Task Mananger). I had to Control-Alt-Del to get to Task Mananger and end the dep.exe process.

Is IE6 required with this version?
Alexander 03/29/2006 07:02 am
No, IE 6.0 isn`t necessary for this version.
Does this happen with the certain URL?
Unfortunately, we cannot reproduce this problem at our Windows 2000 system.

Could you please send us your Download Express settings?
To export DE data from Registry please:
1. Open Windows button Start | Run dialog, type "regedit" and press Ok button
2. In the left-hand panel please select
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MetaProducts\Download Express node
3. In the Registry menu select Export menu item and save data to c:\1.reg file
4. Please attach this file to email message and send it to support@metaproducts.com

Thank you for your help.
Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
slomo 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Sorry, no attachment but this sould gave the same info:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MetaProducts]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MetaProducts\Download Express]
"FreeWare"="TRUE"
"CurrentLanguage"="de_en.int"
"ProgramMenuEntry"="Internet\\Download Express"
"OpenMode"="SAVE"
"ProgramTitle"="MetaProducts Download Express 1.6"
"ProgramPath"="C:\\Program Files\\Download Express\\dep.exe"
"ExcludeFileNames"="THAWTE_SEAL_GENERATOR.EXE, COUNTER.EXE, STATUS.EXE"
"AskedAboutBrowserIntegration"="TRUE"
"ShortcutsCreated"="TRUE"
"CloseWhenComplete"="FALSE"
"DoNotRestartFromBeginning"="TRUE"
"SpeedMode"="3"
"spTable0s"="1000"
"spTable0t"="1"
"spTable1s"="3000"
"spTable1t"="3"
"spTable2s"="5000"
"spTable2t"="5"
"spTable3s"="2147483647"
"spTable3t"="7"
"HTTPUseProxy"="0"
"HTTPProxAddr"=""
"HTTPProxPort"="0"
"HTTPProxUser"=""
"HTTPProxPswd"=""
"UseNTLMAuthentication"="FALSE"
"FTPUseProxy"="0"
"FTPProxAddr"=""
"FTPProxPort"="0"
"FTPProxUser"=""
"FTPProxPswd"=""
"TimeOut"="120"
"Attempts"="10"
"PauseBetweenReconnect"="5"
"MinHelpSize"="32768"
"PassiveModeFTP"="TRUE"
"ActivePage"="0"
"UseIECookies"="TRUE"
"AcceptingTypes"="123, ACE, ARC, ARJ, CDW, CHM, DOC, DVI, EXE, GZ, GZIP, HA, ISO, LHA, LZH, MP2, MP3, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MSI, OGG, PAK, PDF, PPT, PS, RAM, RAR, RM, RTF, TAR, TGZ, VQF, WRI, XLS, XLW, ZIP, "
"AutoLearn"="FALSE"
"UseCtrlAlt"="FALSE"
"VersionNumber"="1.6.0.267"
"ActionOnSuccess"="1"
"AntiviralCheck"=""
"ShowList"="FALSE"
"IDMOff"="FALSE"
"ListenFTPLinks"="TRUE"
"ListenHTTPLinks"="TRUE"
"ListenHTTPSLinks"="TRUE"
"ProxyDetected"="TRUE"
"LastSaveAsPath"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\Administrator\\My Documents\\"
"OnlineHelp"="1"
"ToTray"="FALSE"
"LastClpURL"="http://www.metaproducts.com/mp/mpProducts_Detail.asp?id=18"
"ClipboardMonitoring"="FALSE"
"ActiveDownloads"="5"
"LastColumnClicked"="0"
"SortOrder"="2"
"QueueActive"="0"
"ShutDown"="0"
"HangUp"="0"
"PLColWidths"=hex:a0,00,00,00,5a,00,00,00,32,00,00,00,36,01,00,00,00,00,00,00, 00,00,00,00
"PLCols"=hex:00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff, ff,ff
"LargeIcons"="TRUE"
"PLRect"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,6f,02,00,00,f3,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MetaProducts\Download Express\Strings]
"FontName"="Arial"
"FontSize"=dword:00000008
"CharSet"=dword:00000001
"11"="&Advanced"
"23"="Background"
"24"="Low"
"25"="Medium"
"26"="High"
"42"="Download Express Options"
"45"="OK"
"46"="Cancel"
"132"="Do you want to turn off support for `"
"133"="` files in Download Express?"
"134"=" You can turn on support for this file extension later by using Cntrl-Alt click on a link, or by adding this file extension in the Integration tab of the Options screen."
"135"="Do you want to turn on MetaProducts Download Express integration for the `"
"136"=""
"137"="File download"
"138"="You have chosen to download a file from this location:"
"139"="from"
"140"="What would you like to do with this file?"
"141"="Run this program from its current location"
"142"="Save this program to disk"
"143"="Speed:"
"144"="A&bout"
"145"="Incompletely downloaded file found. Do you want to continue downloading it?"
"146"="All files"
"147"="Save File as"
Alexander 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Dear Slomo,

Thank you very much for your help.
Could you please test the fixed version of Download Express?
You can download it from: http://www.metaproducts.com/download/desetup.exe
Please write us about the result. Thank you.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
Slomo 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Dear Alex,

The test version work very well. There is no more freeze up with the dialog. Command-line also work too :)

Thank you for the quick fix,

Slomo

BTW, is there a time limit with this test version? Can I use it normally or should I wait for an official release?
Alexander 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Slomo,

You can use it as the normal version. It doesn`t have time limits.
Thank you for your help.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
JuanPablo 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Can anyone tell me all the command line commands (for the DL Express and MassDownloader)?
Is the the "path to save"-command added?

Thanks!
Alexander 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Juan Pablo,

Mass Downloader parses the command line for parameter "command=".
You can use the following command:
massdown.exe "command=Url=http://www.metaproducts.com/download/desetup.exe;Comment=Download Express 1.6 Release; Referer=http://www.metaproducts.com/de.html; Threads=7; Path=c:\testfile.exe;Mode=Start;Category=0;ExitWhenDone=true;DoNotRename=true;Dele
teWhenDone=true"

We will publish the full list of Mass Downloader and Download Express command line parameters shortly.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
nagano 10/06/2009 08:32 am
Hi.

Where can i find list of command line parameters accepted by dep.exe or projectlist.exe

Regards.
Alexander 10/07/2009 02:28 am
Nagano,

lease take a look at this forum thread:
http://forum.metaproducts.com/Post.aspx?ID=4410

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff