troubleshooting Question

Inserting an ASCII symbol into a command line string from a batch file

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Greetings all -

I'm in a quandry here... I'm not sure how to deal with this.

I've got a textual search and replace command that takes this syntax:
searchandreplace [find string] [replace with string] [filename]

My problem is that the [find string] I want to specify has a copyright symbol in it (the ASCII version, not the textual (C) version).

My issue is that when I cut and paste the command from my batch file onto the command line and run it, the copyright symbol works.  If I run the command from a batch file, it shows up as a goofy other symbol when executed.  I"m assuming this has something to do with the way the Windows command shell (cmd) parses the line of the batch file.

How would I properly put the copyright symbol in the batch file code?  Is there a way to do that?

For instance:

"Copyright [some code here for the symbol] 2007, Yada yada"

Using the ALT-[symbol number] trick doesn't work.  When I execute the batch file, it still doesn't show up properly.  However, if I cut and paste that line onto the command prompt, it works fine.

Steve Knight
IT Consultancy

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