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How to make prompted directory

Posted on 2007-03-24
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Hi, I am prompting user for a directory to be created in my batch file using
set /p dir=Enter the folder to create:
but when I go to mkdir, it is not makeing the right directory.
Sometimes it makes 2 or more directorys from the command.
How can I fix this?

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Question by:sher19
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by:sirbounty
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Hello sher19,

Use the quotes around your directory...odds are the user is entering a directory with spaces in the name...
So, in your code, isntead of

mkdir %dir%

use

mkdir "%dir%"

Regards,

sirbounty
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I would probably advise against using dir as a variable as well...since it's an internal command.
I usually use something like

set strDir /p = Enter the folder to create
md "%strDir%
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