Tag Archive: batch files

When using cmd.exe, you can put multiple commands on the same line by using ‘&’ or ‘&&’ between commands.  Using a single ampersand (&) will cause the first command and then the second command to be run in sequence.  Using double ampersands (&&) introduces error checking.  The second command will run only if the first command is successful.
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The %~dp0 Variable

The %~dp0 (that’s a zero) variable when referenced within a Windows batch file will expand to the drive letter and path of that batch file.
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