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How to use a for loop in windows command line?

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Any sample example would be helpful, I want to use all files from a directory and want to apply certain operation on it.

posted Jun 20, 2016 by Salil Agrawal

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Yes, For is definitely available in command prompt / batch file.
Most common way of using for loop is with a data set. It works more or less like a foreach.

General syntax goes like this,

FOR %i IN <DataSet> DO <method> %i

Here we pass a custom data set (an array),

FOR %i IN (1,2,3,4) DO echo %i

To loop through executable files,

FOR %i IN (*.exe) DO echo %i

For additional information, type "help for" in command prompt.

Hope this helps.

answer Jun 20, 2016 by Vinod Kumar K V
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