how to display all lines in an txt file as a variable

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how to display all lines in an txt file as a variable

#1 Post by rasil » 12 Dec 2020 13:45

Hi!,
I am having some problems loading a txt file line by line and then being able to save all that information into a variable. i have tried this

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FOR /F %%i IN (log.txt) DO ECHO %%i
but it only displays text before an space. The text inside log.txt has spaces so i would like to desplay the full length of text.

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Re: how to display all lines in an txt file as a variable

#2 Post by aGerman » 12 Dec 2020 15:18

Default delimiters are space and tab as discribed in the help text of FOR.

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FOR /F "delims=" %%i IN (log.txt) DO ECHO %%i
However, blank lines are still skipped. Lines beginning with a semicolon, too.
What about ...

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type "log.txt"
Steffen

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Re: how to display all lines in an txt file as a variable

#3 Post by rasil » 12 Dec 2020 17:33

Worked perfectly thanks Steffen! :D

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