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#1 boppinby

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:49 PM

Hi. I'm looking for a disc archiving utility to install on my child's machine. All discs being emulated are legally owned outright, but I want to minimize said child's handling of them.

I'd rather not introduce another layer of complexity by having someone that hasn't learned to read try to master mounting / unmounting discs! whistling.gif

Can Alcohol 'auto-mount' a given disc to a given virtual drive upon execution of a specific application/exe?

Ideally, can the disc unmount after the exe has run its course?

If no, is there a command prompt type of scripting that I could leverage? A one-tme batch file to mount, run exe, and demount would be a workable solution.


Also, can Alcohol be used with less than administrative privledges on the PC (XP Home, SP3)? It will be installed with an adminstrative user, but the kid's login isn't.

Finally, would Alcohol 52 have the same functionality on the answers to the above questions? I'm not interested in reburning anything, just making a backup kid-proof copy of what I already have.

Thanks!

#2 Charalambos

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:30 AM

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Alcohol Command Launcher (AxCmd.exe) allows you to mount and unmount image files on Alcohol virtual drives through command line parameters.

Syntax:
AxCmd.exe [drive:] [/M:path] [/U] [/L] [/?] [@cmd]


drive: Specifies virtual drive letter or number.
Possible values are A to Z or 0 to 30.

/M:path Mount an image file on a virtual drive.
Example: AxCmd.exe V: /M:c:\images\cd1.mds
This example will mount image file cd1.mds (located in images folder on drive C:) in Alcohol virtual drive that is using V: drive letter.
Note that if the full file/path name contains space character, then the file/path name need to be quoted for example: AxCmd.exe 0: /M:"C:\Documents and Settings\someone\My Documents\Alcohol 120\test 101.iso"
Returns drive letter when success or 1 when failure occurs.

/U Umount an image from a virtual drive.
Example: AxCmd.exe V: /U
Returns drive letter when success or 1 when failure occurs.

/L Get the number of active Alcohol virtual drives.
Example: AxCmd.exe /L
Returns 0 if there are no active virtual drives.

/? Display help.

@cmd This parameter should be used together with /M parameter to execute a specified command after mounting an image file on a virtual drive.
Example: AxCmd.exe 0: /M:c:\images\cd1.mds @0:play.exe
This example will mount image file cd1.mds (located in images folder on drive C:) in first Alcohol virtual drive and then automatically run play.exe from this virtual drive.


As for your other two questions: yes and yes.

Edited by Charalambos, 05 April 2009 - 09:32 AM.





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