Way to save a /p to a new .txt file?

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Way to save a /p to a new .txt file?

#1 Post by deusery » 10 May 2020 09:16

Is there a way to save /p to a .txt file that is made by the script, I'm making kind of an late 1980s OS thing that has a notepad feature, and I want to make it so what the user writes is saved to a file.

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Re: Way to save a /p to a new .txt file?

#2 Post by ImAhNoBoDy » 11 May 2020 05:49

Something like this?

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@echo off
echo user response
set /p "a="
echo %a% > newtxt.txt

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Re: Way to save a /p to a new .txt file?

#3 Post by T3RRY » 11 May 2020 07:17

For the purpose described, which is something thats easily reusable for all user input, I believe something like this subroutine is more what you seek. It forces a value to be Set to the variable, allows restriction of responses, and autosaves all input to a .bat file that can be called for easy loading.

Instead of scripting set /P varname=prompt, and the follow up verification /write actions each time you take user input, just expand the macro for the call to the subroutine that performs all the above mentioned actions with %$Set%

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@Echo off & CD "%~dp0"
TITLE %~n0

::: / Creates variable /AE = Ascii-27 escape code.
::: - http://www.dostips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1733
::: - https://stackoverflow.com/a/34923514/12343998
::: - /AE can be used  with and without DelayedExpansion.
    For /F "tokens=2 delims=#" %%a in ('"prompt #$H#$E# & echo on & for %%b in (1) do rem"') do (
        Set "/AE=%%a"
::: \
	Set "$Set=Call :Input"

%= Remark =%

	(Set LF=^

%= NewLine variable to split set /p input line =%)

%= create blank batch file to store and retieve variables in for automatic reload =%

	If not Exist "inputlog.bat" (Goto :main)
	Echo.%/AE%[36m[%/AE%[34mN%/AE%[36m]ew [%/AE%[34mL%/AE%[36m]oad%/AE%[0m
	Choice /N /C nl >nul
	If errorlevel 2 (Goto :load)
	Del /Q "inputlog.bat"
	Goto :Main

:Input <VarName> <Optional - define valid values with each additional paramater>
	Set "variable=%~1"
	Setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
	IF not "%~2"=="" For %%A in (%*) Do (If not "%%~A"=="%1" (Set "valid=%%~A !valid!"))

%= allow input of variable, test input, store for reloading. =%

	Set /P "input=!variable!!LF!%/AE%[36m{> %/AE%[33m"
	IF "!input!"=="" (
		Echo(%/AE%[31m!variable! required.
		Goto :Confirm
	IF "%~2"=="" (
		If not Exist "inputlog.bat" >inputlog.bat Echo.@Echo Off
		ECHO(Set "!variable!=!input!">>inputlog.bat
		Endlocal & Set "%variable%=%input%"
		Exit /B

	For %%A in (!valid!) Do (
		If /I "!input!"=="%%~A" (
			If not Exist "inputlog.bat" >inputlog.bat Echo.@Echo Off
			ECHO(Set "!variable!=!input!">>inputlog.bat
			Endlocal & Set "%variable%=%input%"
			Exit /B
	Echo(%/AE%[31m!variable! required.
	Echo(%/AE%[36mSelect from:
	For %%A in (!valid!) Do (Echo(%/AE%[33m%%~A%/AE%[0m)
	Goto :Confirm

%= define variable (parameter 1) and restrict definition of variables to specified values (additional parameters) =%
	%$Set% language english spanish

%= Define multiple variables at once =%
	For %%A in ("name" "age" "location" "job" "hobbies") Do (%$Set% %%A)

%= undefine local variables and show variable definitions have been removed =%

	For %%A in ("language" "name" "age" "location" "job" "hobbies") Do Set %%A

%= Reload the variables from the input Log and display. =%
	Call inputlog.bat
%= Demonstrate that variables have been reloaded =%
	Setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
	For %%A in ("language" "name" "age" "location" "job" "hobbies") Do (Echo(%/AE%[37m%%~A:!LF!%/AE%[36m%/AE%[33m!%%~A!%/AE%[32m%/AE%[0m)

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Re: Way to save a /p to a new .txt file?

#4 Post by penpen » 12 May 2020 04:30

Depending on what is meant with "making kind of an late 1980s OS thing" you might want to use the copy command:

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copy con "sample.txt"
You simpyl type in anything you want (that includes <return>), except a lonesome <SUB> character, which you can type in by pressing <CTRL>+<Z>.


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