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Posted on 2012-09-02
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Last Modified: 2012-09-07
I want to how to loop with FOR commands:

Say for example I have list of users in a file called users.txt. I need to find the properties of each users in the users.txt.

net user <username> will give the properties of a username. How to loop so that I can get the properties of each users in Users.txt file

Question by:jmohan0302
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Lee W, MVP earned 668 total points
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Have you typed "for /?" or reviewed any of the questions here?

It's very simple:

FOR /f %a in (users.txt) do @net user %a
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theruck earned 668 total points
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for /F %A in (myfile.txt) do net user %A

if you are going to use it as part of a script then you need to use double %

for /F %%A in (myfile.txt) do net user %%A
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Just only to add, out of discussion

Follow leew'a syntax which does all you need but at the end add redirection to file. It would be much more easy to identify those properties for users

FOR /f %a in (users.txt) do @net user %a >%a.txt

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when you run that all user properties will be redirected to a text file named from user name.

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for user in `cat users.txt`
          net user $user

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by:Lee W, MVP
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Could you explain why I was not awarded a portion of the points considering I posted first with the exact same answer (in part) as the TheRuck and iSiek's answer built on (even referenced) mine?
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i guess for your attitude in your post :)
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by:Lee W, MVP
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So I shouldn't explain how someone might find an answer better or more importantly faster by simply typing for /? ?

I believe in TEACHING not just giving an answer.  Sorry you disagree.

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