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Looping through a directory and passing a filename to a application

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I have a directory full of files and I need to pass their filename to an application in Command Prompt, how could I accomplish this?  I seen forfile used, but can't get the syntax down, any help would be appreciated.

The application's syntax looks like C:\Myfolder\myapp.exe s:C:\locationoffile\myfile.xml

Where the switch for s: should be the path for each file.
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Question by:lm1189
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by:Bill Prew
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Try this:

@echo off
set BaseDir=C:\locationoffile
set RunPgm=C:\Myfolder\myapp.exe
for %%A in ("%BaseDir%\*.xml") do (
  "%RunPgm%" s:%%~A
)

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~bp
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by:lm1189
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While it makes sense, and it looks like it should work, I get unable to Parse Command Line.  Any idea?
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by:Bill Prew
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Can you copy exactly the file you are running and post it here please.

~bp
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Lior Karasenti earned 750 total points
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Put the script in the directory in which you want to list the files:
@echo off
for /f "tokens=*" %%? in ('dir /a-d /b') do C:\Myfolder\myapp.exe s:%%~f?
goto :eof

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