|>> Well this batch file will be run on close to 10,000 PCs on the >>network so I was hoping to find a solution that would'nt >>require any installtion programs ex: python, gawk, and other >>tools.|
how are you going to distribute your batch anyway? go to those PCs one by one? or do you have software that push down application to those PCs automatically? If you are going to those PCs one by one to install your batch, it makes no difference. I am not asking you to download gawk from those 10000 PCs individually. you can just download gawk once. then bring them to those PCs (either manually or automatically ) together with your batch..
>>> as ancient Romans said "in Rome speak Latin, in Athen Greek".
nowadays, English is the international language. no matter where you are, you are able to communicate with just 1 language. Python, (g)awk, Perl codes , at the very least, can be used on different platforms with no/minimal changes. You will never know when one day you are going to use *nix instead. Therefore, learning to write portable code is no harm.
GNU win32 packages