Arguments handling in a batch file Tag(s): Misc Prog HowTo
Each argument passed to BAT (or CMD) file is accessed with %1, %2, ...
Or use %1 every time and when the processing of the current argument is done then use the command shift to switch the next argument into %1. The following script accepts a list of files and type each one of them on the standard output:
@echo off if "%1" == "" goto error rem - process each of the named files :again rem if %1 is blank, we are finished if "%1" == "" goto end echo. echo Processing file %1... type %1 rem - shift the arguments and examine %1 again shift goto again :error echo missing argument! echo usage view file1.txt view2.txt ... :end echo. echo Done.