Before I get into this question, I thought I'd take a second to let everyone know how powerful a batch program can be. If you really think hard about it, you can solve a lot of your problems by creating batch programs. I just recently created a backup utility that back-up's my entire slew of documents including favorites and pictures, what a reality check. Yes, instead of going to some website and shelling $30 for some hi-tech backup utility, I made my own, pretty handy, I have to say. Just wanted to get that out of my system... so on to the question.
How can I create my own variables in my batch files and use them? What can I type (command) to have someone input into that variable a string... or basically how can I get the user to input something into my variable, so I can then play with it? Big points for this one. I would like to know.