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my batch file:ungz.bat
c:\share\pacl\paext -p"c:\share\archive" c:\share\winzip100.exe.gz
del c:\share\winzip100.exe.gz

I call it with CMD c:\share\ungz.bat

I want to pass it a filename:

call it with CMD c:\share\unzip.bat myfile.gz

and have it do this:
c:\share\pacl\paext -p"c:\share\archive" c:\share\myfile.gz
del c:\share\mfile.gz
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Question by:MacNuttin
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Parameters are passed into batch files using the %<some number> syntax,

for instance the first parameter would be assigned %1

Example:
c:\share\pac\paext -p"c:\share\archive" %1
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by:GuruGary
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%1 would be the first parameter of a batch file, %2 is the 2nd, etc.

So if I understand your question, I think you want your batch file to be:
c:\share\pacl\paext -p"c:\share\archive" %1
del %1
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by:MacNuttin
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so this?

@echo off
   ::ungz.bat
   ::Usage command [command parameters]
   REM This script decompresses gz files and puts them in the achive
   c:\share\pac\paext -p"c:\share\archive" %1
   del c:\share\ %1
   :EOF
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by:guidway
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that should work
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by:MacNuttin
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problem with del path tried this and it does ok but I have pass it the filename with it's path

@echo off
   ::ungz.bat
   ::Usage command [command parameters]
   REM This script decompresses gz files and puts them in the achive
   c:\share\pacl\paext -p"c:\share\archive\" %1
   cd share
   del %1
   :EOF
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