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Command-line parametersWhen you start a script, The entire command-line including parameters is assigned to the variables %0, %1, %2, %3 .... You can pass a lot of parameters (I stopped testing at 78), but the script can only access up to ten at a time.
%0 Variable%0 initially stores the name of the script file. It holds whatever was specified on the command line including path if specified. The contents of %0 can be modified using the same tilde modifiers defined for the for command. For example, specifying %~n0 will trip out everything but the filename. And using %~p0 will print just the path of the batch file. Note that the tilde will retrieve file attributes such as the extension even if they were not passed on the command-line.
ShiftIn order to access the remaining the command-line parameters, you can use the shift command to move the parameters forward in the variable list. Once issued, the %0 parameter will drop off the list. %1 will move to %0 and %2 into %1, etc.
REM Testcmd.cmd @echo Here are the command line parameters @echo %0, %1, %2 @echo Here is the command-line: %0 and here is just the filename with extension: %~n0%~x0 shift @echo %0, %1, %2
C:\WABS> c:\WABS\Testcmd.cmd Test 02 Here are the command line parameters C:\WABS\Testcmd, Test, 02 Here is the command-line: C:\WABS\Testcmd and here is just the filename with extension: Testcmd.bat Test, 02
C:\WABS> Testcmd.cmd Test 02 Here are the command line parameters Testcmd, Test, 02 Test, 02