Creating a tsexec command

August 21, 2020 typscript batch

I want to use TypeScript as a scripting language for my machine and so I want to be able just to execute TypeScript files directly. There are npm packages like ts-node that do this already but I wanted to have a crack at implementing it myself. So this is the batch file I've come up with so far.

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Checking for uncommited git changes in a batch program

July 22, 2020 batch git

Sometimes it's helpful to exit out of a batch script if there are pending changes to a repo. This is done in batch script in a non intuitive way.

@ECHO OFF
PUSHD %~dp0

SET __HAS_CHANGES=0

REM The loop won't be executed if 'git status -s' doesn't produce any output.
FOR /f "tokens=*" %%i IN ('git status -s') DO ( SET __HAS_CHANGES=1 )

REM Check if the loop was executed and goto EXIT if it was.
IF "%__HAS_CHANGES%" NEQ "0" (
    ECHO There are currently uncommitted changes.
    GOTO EXIT
)

REM Do the work you want to do here.

:EXIT
POPD

Git Quick Push

March 29, 2018 git batch

Here's a quick one liner to quickly stage all your changes in the current git repo, commit them and then push the commit to origin master branch.

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Using batch files as the task runner in Visual Studio Code

July 09, 2015 vs vscode batch

Visual Studio Code allows you specify tasks which can be in a task runner. Most examples I've seen show how to integrate with Javascript task runners such as Gulp. There is no reason why you can't simpley use batch files though.

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