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Batch File: %%~fA Caracter Count

Posted on 2010-08-16
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Hi there,

I need to make a batch file that will count the number of caracters in a FULL PATH.


@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion

FOR /F "delims=" %%A in ('dir /b /s T:\UsersDocuments\*.*') DO (
  SET FileNumberOfCaractor=[command line to calculate the number of caracters in %%A]
  IF FileNumberOfCaractor GTR 240 ECHO %%A>>FilesToLongList_%date%.txt
)
EXIT


Thanks for your help,
Rene
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Bill Prew earned 500 total points
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Here's a great solution to this problem using a binary search type technique to keep the processing time down.

http://www.dostips.com/DtTipsStringOperations.php#Function.strLen

However in your case, if you just want to know if a string is over 240 in length you should be able to do this:

FOR /F "delims=" %%A in ('dir /b /s T:\UsersDocuments\*.*') DO (
  Set TempA=%%A
  IF "!TempA:~0,240!" NEQ "%%A" ECHO %%A>>FilesToLongList_%date%.txt
)
EXIT

~bp
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by:ReneGe
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Thanks billprew,

Works for me and thanks for the dostips.com link.

Cheers,
Rene
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by:Ben Personick
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hey I note you're tyring to find files and directories longer than 255 characters, but your starting path has 19 characters, so you are looking for files and directories over 259 characters in length.


FOR /R T:\ %%A IN (.) DO CALL :Counter "%%A"
GOTO :EOF
:Counter
SET "TPath=%~1"
SET "Count=0"
:Start-Count
SET /A Count=%Count%+1
CALL SET RPath=%%TPath:~0,%Count%%%
IF "%RPath%" NEQ "TPath" GOTO Start-Count
IF %Count% GTR 255 ECHO "%TPath%">>FilesToLongList_%Date%.txt
GOTO :EOF

FOR /R T:\ %%A IN (.) DO CALL :Counter "%%A"
GOTO :EOF
:Counter
SET "TPath=%~1"
SET "Count=0"
:Start-Count
SET /A Count=%Count%+1
CALL SET RPath=%%TPath:~0,%Count%%%
IF "%RPath%" NEQ "TPath" GOTO Start-Count
IF %Count% GTR 255 ECHO "%TPath%">>FilesToLongList_%Date%.txt
GOTO :EOF

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by:Ben Personick
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Nice Code I got caught up in the counting.
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by:ReneGe
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Thanks QCubed for your script.

It is in deed nice!

I guess I closed the thread to quickly, I would have loved to split the points between you and billprew.

Thanks for everything,
Rene
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by:Ben Personick
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no problem.. boblem.. ^^
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