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escaping & and asterisk(*) characters in a batch file

Posted on 2004-09-15
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Hi All,
I have a dos script that I use to put a file on my ftp site...
it worked allright untill I changed my password and included & and * characters in it.Now I can remove those and make my script work. But I want to know how I can still  use it...can some one please let me know how I can escape such characters

USER userName myPass&*

above is the line that has my password in it(myPass&*)...

thanks allot
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Question by:KhalidAli
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Lee W, MVP earned 25 total points
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No idea if this will work, but if you add a ^ before each character...

example:

myPass^&^*

Piping commands through commands in a FOR batch file uses the carrots like that... don't know if it will work here for you.
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by:DrWarezz
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Yeah, like leew said; adding the  ^  characters prevents DOS from processing the characters in front as commands, but instead, as char/string items.
So, that really should work.

Points to him :)
[r.D]
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by:SunBow
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I'd login attach to server independent of script. Eliminate need to have password for commands.  Odds are good that I'd want to also run other commands, or maybe not, still wanting capability of getting a verfication file listing either for this transmission  or another one.
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