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Is it possible to execute a BASIC program from a Windows batch file?

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« on: June 26, 2014, 10:40:52 am »

Hello.  I have a QBasic program that takes no user input at all - it simply reads a file line by line, does some string manipulation, and writes the output to a second file.  I would like to be able to run this program from a Windows 7 batch (.bat) file, without any manual intervention at all.  Will QB64 allow this, and would I have to make any changes to my QBasic program? It is a very simple program that doesn't used any "advanced" features of later BASIC versions.

Extra question:  In the file I am reading, part of a string is a date in the format YYYYMMDD (e.g. 20140624).  Is there any easy way to convert this to a long integer that represents the number of days since some specifc date in the past (for example a Julian date or Unix timestamp)?  I don't really care what the base date is, it just needs to be a count of days since some fixed date.  Then I can use that to determine the day of the week, which is what I really need (but as a number, not as a string, in other words 5 or 6 rather than "Fri" or "Friday").
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