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Let's say I've got a list of names in TXT format.

I want to be able to import each name one at a time into a batch file do a whole bunch of stuff with it, and then go on to the next name.

Any info would be appreciated!

Chris.
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From: MSCruz  Date: 02/18/2002 06:06AM
  You have a file (teste.txt) with the following content:

               ServerA
               ServerB
               ServerC

               Imagine the only thing you want is to display the contents of the text file in the monitor. You need
               to create a batch file (teste.bat) with the following lines:

               echo off
               for /f "tokens=1" %%aa in (teste.txt) do echo %%a

               If you want to copy the contents of one sharing resource to the local drive, you must change the second
               line to...

               for /f "tokens=1" %%aa in (teste.txt) do copy \\%%a\share c:\backup

               Or if you want to call another batch program that makes a lot of things with each of the servers...

               for /f "tokens=1" %%aa in (teste.txt) do batch.bat %%aa

               Then, create the batch.bat in a way it uses the parameter passed in teste.bat, like this

               batch.bat
               ---------

               echo %1

               That's all. I expect it should be helpfull.

               Marcello Cruz
               Brasil (forget the "z")
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               Put the text between -------- in a any.vbs file
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I hope this helps !


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by:cookre
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for /f %%i in (list.txt) do (
...stuff...
)

In each iteration, %i will have the next line from list.txt


for /f %%i in (list.txt) do (
echo Working with file %1
)
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Looks good!  Tried 'er out and it works great.

Thanks,

Muito obrigado!

Chris.
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