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i am passing a string to a batch file ex: c:\dir1\dir2\dir3
i need to get last folder which is dir3 and assign it to a variable within a batch file. How can this be done?
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Lee W, MVP earned 1000 total points
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If the directory depth is consistant, then you can use:

for /f "tokens=4 delims=\" %%a in ("c:\dir1\dir2\dir3") do set Dir3=%%a
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You can do that with the path expansion (enter "help for" for details); %~nxI will give you the *n*ame and the e*x*tension of the variable %*I*, which in your case is a folder name. For this to work, the string you pass in the command line may not end with a backslash, so if one exists at the end, it's stripped off:

@echo off
set Directory=%1
REM *** If present, remove a trailing backslash for the path expansion to work:
if "%Directory:~-1%"=="\" set Directory=%Directory:~0,-1%
REM *** Retrieve the last element of the path and set the variable LastFolder accordingly:
for %%a in (%Directory%) do set LastFolder=%%~nxa
echo LastFolder=%LastFolder%
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Thank you ...
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