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Wondering what the syntax is to do this. I have a txt file full of data, each line represents a complete type. I want to use a batch(.bat) script to echo commands in form of

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scan 1 line from type.txt into %type

while(%type != EOF)
{
    echo myapp %type
}

result in dos window would look like

myapp type
myapp type2
myapp type3
...
etc until end of file
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Lee W, MVP earned 250 total points
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For /f "tokens=*" %%a in (filename.txt) do echo myapp %%a
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by:scubadu123
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Try this
for /f %%a in (type.txt) do (
   echo myapp %%a
)

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@echo off
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in (type.txt) do (
   echo myapp %%a
)
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I gave the same exact answer on one line instead of 4...

Ok,  I omitted the echo off...
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by:t0t0
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Thank you
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by:t0t0
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leew

It may be something to do with style. I've seen this happen more than once with Qlemo where my code has been favoured over his cryptic one-liners. It seems as though some askers feel less intimidated by code that actually looks like codethat may bear a closer resemblence to what they may already know.

On occasions, I have had askers reply saying they have learned so much from my code.... So I have stuck to the rule of keeping it simple whenever I can.

I could be wrong though......

 
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by:Lee W, MVP
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So have I - sometimes I've provided great detail and others I have just provided the code.  USUALLY, I do it based on the perceived skill level of the asker and since the asker had clear programming experience, it didn't seem necessary.

I would request though, with your post coming more than a month after mine, if you want to provide a slightly different syntax, please acknowledge my code and why yours is different/what benefits it may have over mine.
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by:t0t0
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I'll take your suggestion on board however, sometimes I skip all the comments and head straight for the answer box.... which is what may have happened on this occasion.

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by:Lee W, MVP
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I can understand that in long questions or with long comments...or in opinion questions.
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by:t0t0
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or...... in a long list of questions to process......
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No thank you.
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I can't understand what's going on....

Where in the rules does it state an asker MUST accept the first working solution? Or were they re-assigned to the person who sobbed the loudest!

I find it unpalatable when moderators sneak in behind our backs and take points away from us.

One minute I have points, then the next minute they're gone! - without ANY consultation whatsoever!!

Where is the fairness in that?
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Okay... I'm backing down.... I didn't see DropBearMod's comment above before posting.

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How about re-opening the question and awarding a 334, 333, 333 split with the 334 going to the first solution? Wouldn't that seem much fairer?
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