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Posted on 2008-10-30
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Hi all

I have a windows batch problem. I am calling in parameters from an input file.

I have a lot of entries that are colon delimited and I want to either a pull the record out or 2 change the entry.

so lets say the file is

A:1
B:2
C:3
D:44

I want to call the value for D:So I want anything right of that.. so 44 in this case.
or I want to set/change the value of C (for example) to 66, so the file looks like

A:1
B:2
C:66
D:44

Any help would be appreciated.
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This should do it...
Set NewFile="C:\NewFile.txt"
for /f "tokens=1,2 delims=:" %%a in (c:\yourfile.txt) do (
  if /i [%%a]==[C] (
    echo %%a:66 >> %NewFile%
  ) else (
    echo %%a:%%b
  )
)

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by:mateinone
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It was not exactly the thing I was after, but that may have been due to the question, it did however lead me on the right path and made it easy to work out what was left.

Thanks a heap
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