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Get the full exe path name of running processes.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/03

Every once in a while, I need to see which EXE paths.

In this particular case, I wanted to see which Spring.Tests unit tests instances of Sprnig4D werere running.

This case I needed to see which DevEnv were running (because somehow I got my .csproj bindings wrong).

Since tasklist nor pslist would cut it, I wrote two small batch files:


@echo off
if [%1] == [] goto :help
PowerShell Get-Process %* ^| Format-List Path
goto :eof
echo Syntax:
echo %0 ProcessName
echo Shows the full EXE paths of any running process with the ProcessName name.
echo Example:
echo %0 DevEnv
echo Shows the paths of running Visual Studio processes

PowerShell to the rescue here: Both use the PowerShell Get-Process cmdlet.

First I used Get-Member to see what Get-Process could return:

PowerShell Get-Process ^| Get-Member

Then I filtered the Path from Get-Process to figure out which Spring.Tests processes were running:

PowerShell Get-Process Spring.Tests ^| Format-List Path

resulting in:

Path : C:\Users\Developer\Versioned\Spring4D\Tests\Bin\DelphiXE\Spring.Tests.exe

The second batch file escapes the pipe (|) by using a carret (^), so it is passed from the command-line to PowerShell.


2 Responses to “Get the full exe path name of running processes.”

  1. Since you’re using powershell, wouldn’t (gps ).path do the same?

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