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Collecting stdout into DOS variable

Posted on 2006-07-01
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I am new to DOS programming - I have written a batch script to execute a program and write stdout to a file.
I am not gettign the syntax to collect it into a variable instead of a file.Is there a way?
pardon my ignorance.
I am using the following syntax now:
set STDERR=stderr.txt
REM time the job by writing timestamps to a file
echo Begin at: 1>%STDOUT% 2>%STDERR%
time /T 1>>%STDOUT% 2>>%STDERR%
date /T 1>>%STDOUT% 2>>%STDERR%

REM run the j
IEClient.exe %* 1>>%STDOUT% 2>>%STDERR%

Can stdout be collected into a variable directly.
or do i have to repoen the output file into a variable?
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Question by:ranadhir
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Steve Knight earned 50 total points
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Short answer anyway is no.  You are redirecting to the contents of the variable, i.e. a file called blank.  You can redirect to a file then use a for command to read the first or a specific line of the file into a variable.  Ask if that is what you want (here or in MS-DOS)... more points might help too.

BTW From W2K up you can use

set stdout=stdout.txt
set stderr=stderr.txt
echo Begin at %time% %date% 1> %stdout% 2> %stderr%
ieclient %* 1>> %stdout% 2>> %stderr%

for /f %I in ('%stdout%') do set test=%I&gotocontinue
:continue
echo The variable TEST is set to %test%

Not sure what you are actually trying to do though.  Please post again ... and more points... for more info.
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