Solved

Blat question:  Does anyone know how to insert carriage return/line feeds in a test string.

Posted on 2010-09-08
9
1,106 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-28
I have these variables set in a batch file:

Set BodyLine1="...."
Set BodyLine2="...." etc.
...up to 5.

At some point in the script I issue the command:

Blat -body "%BodyLine1%%BodyLine2%%BodyLine3%...", which works, but strings the text lines together, as expected.  Can I store a CRLF character in a variable and insert it between the lines in the string?  If so, how?

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:Randy_R
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
9 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:HRL
ID: 33627998
concatenate the string as follows:
%STring1% + Char(13) + Char(10) + %String2% + ....
0
 

Author Comment

by:Randy_R
ID: 33628136
What I get back is this:

1 + Char(13) + Char(10) + 2 + Char(13) + char(10) + 3 + CHar(13)+Char(10) + 4 + Char(13) + Char(10) + 5

my variables are expanded properly but not the CR/LF.  I tried enclosing the entire string in quotes but it didn't help.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:mish33
ID: 33628336
Try embed newlines into the strings like

Set BodyLine1="....\r\n"
0
 

Author Comment

by:Randy_R
ID: 33628390
Nope.  Just takes them as additional string characters.
0
Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
Bill Prew earned 500 total points
ID: 33628564
I think what you need to do is write your body lines to a text file first, and then on the blat command line pass in the name of that file, rather than the -body option.  So something like:

echo Sample Line 1>body.txt
echo Sample Line 2>>body.txt
echo Sample Line 3>>body.txt

blat "body.txt" -to ...

~bp
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:mish33
ID: 33628573
0
 

Author Comment

by:Randy_R
ID: 33628746
That did it bp!  Thanks!
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:Bill Prew
ID: 33628782
Great, glad that was helpful, thanks.

~bp
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:knightEknight
ID: 38136322
You can use string substitution and a little known trick to achieve this.  For example, let's say you want to use \n to represent your new line characters:


set nltest=This is\na new\nline test.
echo %nltest:\n=&echo.%
0

Featured Post

Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

Join & Write a Comment

If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now