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Loop text file and create directories

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Hello,

I need to look through all lines in a text file and create a directory for each line.  The text file might read something like:

John
Beth
Sam

I need to create directories for each of these names by looping through the text file.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Question by:crash1624
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for /f  %a in (file.txt) do mkdir %a

That is all you need from a simple perspective.
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by:Steve Knight
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You mightto not needin this ifis example isand short oneof word names,  but FYI that will only work upto first space on line if there dirs with names in... and won't work in a batch file.   Add "tokens=*" after the /f to stop it losing the rest of each line, and use %%a instead of %aif you put it in a batch file...

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