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how to get the directory where a cmd file was startet

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How can i get the path from where a cmd file was startet.
Actual i have a cmd File 'Update.cmd' located on an USB stick in e.g. directory u:\update and i want to get that path into a variable during execution of thar cmd file.
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There are two paths here possibly, the one that is the current directory when the batch is called, and the path of the batch file itself.  I imagine you want the latter.  This gives some examples:

@echo off
echo This batch file is called %~f0
echo and was run using %~0
echo and is stored in "%~dp0" with filename "%~nx0" and last edited on %~t0
echo.
echo and was started with default dir of "%cd%"
echo.
echo Now changing to the directory of the batch file location:
cd /d "%~dp0"
echo The current directory is now "%cd%"
pause


%0 is wht was used to call the batch file
the ~ removes any "" characters around it
the dpnx etc. gives drive, path, name, and extension parts of the path.  f is the full path and filename.

hth

Steve
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by:CumulusGranitus
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thanks, that was the missing hint.
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No problem.
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