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Removing path and quotes in batch

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Hi

   I am looking to process a txt file that has the following format and get a new text file of the new format, also listed below. In essence, the batch would need to remove all drive and folders and unquote the first entry. Please help me with writing the batch code to do it.

Input file:
"Z:\B\1.pdf","newfile1.pdf",<mystring>,<mystring>

Would like:

1.pdf

Thanks
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Question by:LuckyLucks
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by:Dan Craciun
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Don't know in batch, in PS you can do it like this:
$inputText = "`"Z:\B\1.pdf`",`"newfile1.pdf`",<mystring>,<mystring>"
$outputText = $inputText.Split("`"")[1] # get only the file name, with path
$outputText = $outputText.Split("\")[-1] # get only the file name
echo $outputText

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HTH,
Dan
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Steve Knight earned 500 total points
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@echo off
(for /f "tokens=1 delims=," %%a in (oldfile.csv) do echo %%~nxa) >newfile.csv

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by:Steve Knight
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That means take the first part of the line upto the comma in file oldfile.csv and for each entry the ~ strips the quotes, and "nx" leaves the Name and eXtension of the filename only.  Whole lot redirected into one file, or you can do other processing in the loop rather than creating a new file.

Steve
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