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File Manipulation with Batch files

Perkentha1
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Currently I have ...

dir "Documents and Settings" /b %1 > c:\test.txt

dumps local profiles to a txt file.
User1
User2
User3
User4


I need to have them as a variable to perform aditional tasks.

How can this be performed?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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For /f "tokens=1" %%a in (c:\test.txt) do (
   REM Do what you want here - reference %%a when you want to use a profile directory
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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For more information, type FOR /? at a command prompt - Basically, you're saying to cycle through the file C:\test.txt and assign the first item (delimited by default by a tab or space) to the variable %%a in each loop.

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Okay now my last part is Excluding the All Users directory with comes out as "All"

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I increased the points for the additional question.

Thanks for the help your above statement worked.
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Thank you both for your comments,  The blank line did return an error but none-the-less I found use for the statement amit so I accredited you a potion of the kitty.

Leew thank you very much for the assistance,  I never realized you could do IF statements inside a FOR statement,  I was a little narrow minded.

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