Uploaded image for project: 'Core ReactOS'
  1. Core ReactOS
  2. CORE-5806

cmd shell has incomplete documentation of 'for' loop

    XMLWordPrintable

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Fix Version/s: 0.4.8
    • Component/s: Shell
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:

      Operating System: ReactOS
      Platform: x86 Hardware

      Description

      FOR switch %variable IN ('command') do %variable

      where switch is one of
      /D for directories
      /F ["options"] for files where options (which I am going to ignore becauase they are not very useful)
      /R [[drive:]path] for recursive directory tree walking. takes what's in perens and appends it to directory paths. defaults to current directory. nothing in perens causes no output & lots of cpu time (I think you can eliminate this).

      it should also be documented that (at least with for loops), in batch files, %variable should be changed to %%variable. note that in XP this does not seem to work with string manipulation.

        Attachments

          Activity

            People

            • Assignee:
              hbelusca hbelusca
              Reporter:
              jmichae3 Jim Michaels
            • Votes:
              1 Vote for this issue
              Watchers:
              4 Start watching this issue

              Dates

              • Created:
                Updated:
                Resolved: