|Yes, the entire file will be loaded into variables. Line one will be in variable %V1%, line two will be in var. %V2%, etc. because value of var. N goes up +1 for each line in the file, and var name %V!N!% thus progresses from V1, to V2, to V3... It takes getting used to, and familiarity with "delayed expansion" concept.(see: set /?). So, f/e, if !N! is currently 3, and I say: set V!N!=%%a, then variable V3 is then assigned the content of the line from the file. M2 showed how to display "quick" method: set V|
for /L %%a in (1 1 %N%) do echo !V%%a!