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Patch My PC Home Updater (Free Updater) => General Questions => Topic started by: Justin Chalfant on August 20, 2011, 09:06:29 PM

Title: Patch My PC Home Updater: Command-Lines, Silent-Switches And More Info
Post by: Justin Chalfant on August 20, 2011, 09:06:29 PM
Please see: https://patchmypc.net/faq-free-updater (https://patchmypc.net/faq-free-updater) for the most up to date information.

The /auto switch - This switch will allow the current logged user to see the Patch My PC GUI. The update process will started automatically. If browsers are open Patch My PC will notify user in the log textbox browsers need to be closed before updates can continue.   

The /s switch - This switch will run Patch My PC in hidden in the background. If browsers are open it will recheck every ten seconds until browsers are closed then continue with the install.

Examples:

PatchMyPC.exe /s (Will run any needed updates automatically with no graphical interface).
PatchMyPC.exe /auto (Will run any needed updates automatically with a graphical interface).
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Mark on December 24, 2011, 07:53:06 PM
So if PatchMyPC no longer uses the config.xml starting with 2.0.7, is there any way to turn off updating of certain programs listed under Common Updates, either through the GUI or otherwise?  I just donated to the cause and would really like this feature, along with the previously mentioned feature request to have offline updates possible.

Outstanding program.  You're doing a great job!
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Justin Chalfant on December 25, 2011, 08:10:31 AM
I need to make it more obvious, but you can right click the software label and you will have the option to install/skip the update.

Justin
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Lord Necron on December 28, 2011, 01:30:03 PM
Are there any switches or use of the XML file to install the optional software as well?

Added in version 2.0.2 you can download it now and download the latest config.xml from this post for a sample of how to install certain optional software by default. Good Idea!

Justin

Patch My PC 2.0.7 and above no longer use the config.xml for customizing how it's run
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 12:25:09 PM by Justin »

What happened?

Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Justin Chalfant on December 29, 2011, 09:54:15 AM
I'm adding these options into the program. Here is a screen shot of 2.0.7 Beta. There is going to be a options feature replacing the Windows Tools feature.

(http://patchmypc.net/images/207.jpg)


Are there any switches or use of the XML file to install the optional software as well?

Added in version 2.0.2 you can download it now and download the latest config.xml from this post for a sample of how to install certain optional software by default. Good Idea!

Justin

Patch My PC 2.0.7 and above no longer use the config.xml for customizing how it's run
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 12:25:09 PM by Justin »

What happened?
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Lord Necron on January 02, 2012, 01:14:25 PM
I'm adding these options into the program. <snip> There is going to be a options feature replacing the Windows Tools feature.

Very cool. Thank you!
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: naaitsab on April 21, 2012, 07:08:33 AM
Is it possible to create a switch that forces installation of all the common updates except the one marked as "skip" in the registry?

For example we have a clean install of Windows 7 64Bit;
User runs a small C# exe file (or .bat file) which writes the following to the registry:

Code: [Select]
RegKeyWrite = RegKeyWrite.CreateSubKey
("SOFTWARE\\Patch My PC");
 RegKeyWrite.SetValue("PATH", "C:/PatchMyPC.exe");

RegKeyWrite = RegKeyWrite.CreateSubKey ("Options");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("Language", "Dutch");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("LogSaveLocation", @"C:\");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipAppleiTunes", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipAppleQuicktime", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipGoogleChrome", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipMozillaFirefox", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipOracleJREx64", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipPiriformCCleaner", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipSkype", "1");

So when PatchMyPc runs with the desired switch it will install:
Code: [Select]
-Adobe air
-Adobe reader
-Flash
-Java
-Shockwave
-Silverlight

But because it's a clean installation none of these programs where installed before PatchMyPc was run, so if User runs the program with the same registry settings as above and the /Auto switch nothing is installed and PatchMyPc say's it's finished.

Any idea's of fixes for this?
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Justin Chalfant on April 27, 2012, 10:53:04 AM
Hey in version 2.1.1 and above there will be a switch too apply all common updates (Even if their not installed) if a common update is marked as skipped the update won't be installed though.

The command line argument will be /applyallcommon

Regards,

Justin


Is it possible to create a switch that forces installation of all the common updates except the one marked as "skip" in the registry?

For example we have a clean install of Windows 7 64Bit;
User runs a small C# exe file (or .bat file) which writes the following to the registry:

Code: [Select]
RegKeyWrite = RegKeyWrite.CreateSubKey
("SOFTWARE\\Patch My PC");
 RegKeyWrite.SetValue("PATH", "C:/PatchMyPC.exe");

RegKeyWrite = RegKeyWrite.CreateSubKey ("Options");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("Language", "Dutch");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("LogSaveLocation", @"C:\");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipAppleiTunes", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipAppleQuicktime", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipGoogleChrome", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipMozillaFirefox", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipOracleJREx64", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipPiriformCCleaner", "1");
RegKeyWrite.SetValue("SkipSkype", "1");

So when PatchMyPc runs with the desired switch it will install:
Code: [Select]
-Adobe air
-Adobe reader
-Flash
-Java
-Shockwave
-Silverlight

But because it's a clean installation none of these programs where installed before PatchMyPc was run, so if User runs the program with the same registry settings as above and the /Auto switch nothing is installed and PatchMyPc say's it's finished.

Any idea's of fixes for this?
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: naaitsab on April 27, 2012, 11:16:44 AM
Hey, I just wanted to let you know with version 2.1.1 there will be a switch too apply all common updates (Even if their not installed) if a common update is marked as skipped the update won't be installed though.

The command line argument will be /applyallcommon

Regards,

Justin

Thanks!
Much appreciated
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: hierisklaas on June 27, 2012, 06:59:04 AM
Hi, i have a very simple question;

let's say i have added patchmypc with parameters as a task in scheduled tasks in windows 7, added the parameter that it is updating hidden.
PMPC starts every monday, at 12:00. does it auto update itself when it starts? or do i need to click the .exe and open the gui for this?

Thank you for this great program! you serve our world with stuff we need!

Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Justin Chalfant on June 29, 2012, 09:14:14 PM
Auto update won't work very well when using the auto update switch. I plan on adding support for updating Patch My PC (If Needed) when running in silent mode in the next version
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: hierisklaas on June 30, 2012, 04:27:54 AM
you are pro human
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Justin Chalfant on July 01, 2012, 05:02:36 PM
New version has been released that support updating Patch My PC (If Needed) automatically even when running silently. * You will have to check Auto update patch my pc in the options panel for this to apply.
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: MeZmeriZe on January 23, 2013, 10:48:05 PM
Sorry to pull up an old thread.. but it's about switches..

Is there a switch that tells it to install all common and all optional software unless it's in the ignore list?

I've setup a deployment that uses the registry keys and that works fine..  but it only updates the java/flash etc and we'd like it to install any of the optional software that it finds already installed. (google earth, winSCP irfanview that sort of thing.. basically anything it hasn't been told to ignore.

Is this possible?

regards

Frank
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Justin Chalfant on January 24, 2013, 06:41:17 AM
It should update anything that's currently installed when using the silent switch including other updates.


Sorry to pull up an old thread.. but it's about switches..

Is there a switch that tells it to install all common and all optional software unless it's in the ignore list?

I've setup a deployment that uses the registry keys and that works fine..  but it only updates the java/flash etc and we'd like it to install any of the optional software that it finds already installed. (google earth, winSCP irfanview that sort of thing.. basically anything it hasn't been told to ignore.

Is this possible?

regards

Frank
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: MeZmeriZe on January 25, 2013, 03:25:28 AM
Weird..

I've got the following batch script:

@echo off
c:\windows\regedit -S C:\BIZ\patchmyPC.reg
C:\BIZ\PatchMyPC.exe /s

The reg inport is just the ignored apps..  that works fine... but running it with /s puts patchmypc into the task bar,  but doesn't seem to update anything so I swapped to a hidden window with /auto which works, but only for the common apps that I can see.   Clients are win7 64bit. Tested with all apps closed so it wasn't waiting for anything.  when you go into the taskbar icon and open it it still shows all the apps that need updating.

any idea what could be causing /s not to work in win7?
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Justin Chalfant on January 25, 2013, 11:56:43 AM
I will look into it thanks
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: gerald.brann on April 25, 2016, 01:29:09 PM
It's now 4/25/2016 - and the exact same issue with /s.. it opens the program in the notification area (meaning minimized) yet does not automatically install patches as it should. It also doesn't automatically close the application once updates happen, as it should via a command line script.

Any ideas here?
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: GillesDelcourt on December 09, 2016, 08:50:00 AM
Hey in version 2.1.1 and above there will be a switch too apply all common updates (Even if their not installed) if a common update is marked as skipped the update won't be installed though.

The command line argument will be /applyallcommon

Hello

I cannot get this  /applyallcommon switch to work  :( Is it still supported ?

Regards
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Admin - Omar on August 24, 2018, 03:38:50 AM
Hey in version 2.1.1 and above there will be a switch too apply all common updates (Even if their not installed) if a common update is marked as skipped the update won't be installed though.

The command line argument will be /applyallcommon

Hello

I cannot get this  /applyallcommon switch to work  :( Is it still supported ?

Regards

No, this was in the past when we had a "Common" group for the most common apps and "Others" group for the rest of the apps, It's not supported anymore.
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Noa on September 20, 2018, 10:41:02 AM
Please see: https://patchmypc.net/faq-free-updater (https://patchmypc.net/faq-free-updater) for the most up to date information.

The /auto switch - This switch will allow the current logged user to see the Patch My PC GUI. The update process will started automatically. If browsers are open Patch My PC will notify user in the log textbox browsers need to be closed before updates can continue.   

The /s switch - This switch will run Patch My PC in hidden in the background. If browsers are open it will recheck every ten seconds until browsers are closed then continue with the install.

Examples:

PatchMyPC.exe /s (Will run any needed updates automatically with no graphical interface).
PatchMyPC.exe /auto (Will run any needed updates automatically with a graphical interface).


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Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: cattivik39 on September 27, 2018, 03:23:31 AM
Hy, i'm new member and sorry for my question  ::) but

It is possible from the command line in silent mode to exclude any programs from the update ?
Thank's for reply  ;)
Gianluca F.
from Italy
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: [email protected] on September 30, 2018, 07:02:11 PM
+1 to the question above.

I want to know if the PatchmyPC.ini file can exclude a software(for eg teamviewer ) from getting updated automatically. Ideally i dont want patch My PC to scan Teamviewer or update it. Rest of all softwares can be updated without issues. Is this possible?

I do not want to enable "Disable Auto updating of all apps" , since i want all the softwares to be updated automatically EXCEPT teamviewer. What to do?
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: Admin - Omar on October 01, 2018, 03:16:03 AM
+1 to the question above.

I want to know if the PatchmyPC.ini file can exclude a software(for eg teamviewer ) from getting updated automatically. Ideally i dont want patch My PC to scan Teamviewer or update it. Rest of all softwares can be updated without issues. Is this possible?

I do not want to enable "Disable Auto updating of all apps" , since i want all the softwares to be updated automatically EXCEPT teamviewer. What to do?

You can right-click on any app and choose to disable scanning or disable auto update for this app.
Title: Re: Switches And More Info
Post by: robjoffery on April 01, 2019, 11:29:25 AM
Yes, this information is really useful.