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Batch Programming in Windows 2000

Batch Programming in Windows 2000

Batch Programming in Windows 2000

I don't know exactly where to go; so I'm simply posting this here.

I would like to recieve input from con and place the value into the %USER_1% variable

Something like "copy con %USER_1%" but not. That sends it to wherever user_1 points. I want basically "set CON=%USER_1%"; CON being input from the console. If anyone can give me a hand it would be greatly appreciated.

-- ian

RE: Batch Programming in Windows 2000

Forgive me if this seems a bit messy.  I might be doing this the hard way (I have a habit of this)

If I understand correctly, you want to do a copy con, have the user input something, hit CTRL+Z and Enter, and then have the user's input turned into a variable.

Here is how I do it.

copy con c:\test\test.txt
For /F %%I in (c:\test\test.txt) do echo set test=%%I > tempbat.bat
call tempbat.bat
del tempbat.bat
echo %test%

That does work with 2k, BTW.  For future reference, I don't know if many batch file questions get answered here, but I do know that people post them in 2k pro and win nt forums.

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