set name=%filename% help

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March 4, 2009 at 11:06:06
Specs: Windows XP, 2ghz 256
I need help with a simple program. that displays the folder a file is in. So if my file is C:\digital\test\me.txt i want the program to echo and write the name of the containing folder to a txt file somthing like

@echo off
set filepath=%1
echo (((((folder that file from filepath is in)))))
echo (((((same as above))))) >>test.txt

please help

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March 4, 2009 at 11:08:54
E:\>call /?
Calls one batch program from another.

CALL [drive:][path]filename [batch-parameters]

  batch-parameters   Specifies any command-line information required by the
                     batch program.

If Command Extensions are enabled CALL changes as follows:

CALL command now accepts labels as the target of the CALL.  The syntax

    CALL :label arguments

A new batch file context is created with the specified arguments and
control is passed to the statement after the label specified.  You must
"exit" twice by reaching the end of the batch script file twice.  The
first time you read the end, control will return to just after the CALL
statement.  The second time will exit the batch script.  Type GOTO /?
for a description of the GOTO :EOF extension that will allow you to
"return" from a batch script.

In addition, expansion of batch script argument references (%0, %1,
etc.) have been changed as follows:

    %* in a batch script refers to all the arguments (e.g. %1 %2 %3
        %4 %5 ...)

    Substitution of batch parameters (%n) has been enhanced.  You can
    now use the following optional syntax:

        %~1         - expands %1 removing any surrounding quotes (")
        %~f1        - expands %1 to a fully qualified path name
        %~d1        - expands %1 to a drive letter only
        %~p1        - expands %1 to a path only
        %~n1        - expands %1 to a file name only
        %~x1        - expands %1 to a file extension only
        %~s1        - expanded path contains short names only
        %~a1        - expands %1 to file attributes
        %~t1        - expands %1 to date/time of file
        %~z1        - expands %1 to size of file
        %~$PATH:1   - searches the directories listed in the PATH
                       environment variable and expands %1 to the fully
                       qualified name of the first one found.  If the
                       environment variable name is not defined or the
                       file is not found by the search, then this
                       modifier expands to the empty string

    The modifiers can be combined to get compound results:

        %~dp1       - expands %1 to a drive letter and path only
        %~nx1       - expands %1 to a file name and extension only
        %~dp$PATH:1 - searches the directories listed in the PATH
                       environment variable for %1 and expands to the
                       drive letter and path of the first one found.
        %~ftza1     - expands %1 to a DIR like output line

    In the above examples %1 and PATH can be replaced by other
    valid values.  The %~ syntax is terminated by a valid argument
    number.  The %~ modifiers may not be used with %*

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March 4, 2009 at 11:09:19
out put would be


i would use

set word=%1
set var=%word:~-13,4%
echo %var%

however the folder name has either 3 or 4 place holders

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March 4, 2009 at 11:23:45
ok so ill post the program im working on. what I need it to do is to define the containing folder of the dropped file %schoolid% the folder will either be a 4 digit or 3 digit number. the file to be dropped is ur.mdb and its path is ..............314/ur.mdb or could be 3423/ur.mdb ect.... ect....

CODE BELOW___________

@echo off
echo %date% >date.txt
set /p schoolid=School Code (4 digits):
set todaysdate=%DATE:~4,2%%DATE:~7,2%%DATE:~-2%
echo MonthDayYear: %todaysdate%
echo School ID: %schoolid%

chdir C:\\digital\backup
xcopy /f "C:\\Program Files\DPP\Underclass Remote\UR.MDB" "C:\\digital\backup\%Todaysdate%-1-%date:~0,3%\ur.mdb"
copy %1 "C:\\Program Files\DPP\Underclass Remote\UR.MDB"
mkdir "C:\\digital\UC\%schoolid%-09-%todaysdate%"

chdir C:\\digital\UC\
echo Copy and paste line into folder placeholder >>temp.txt
echo C:\\digital\UC\%schoolid%-09-%todaysdate% >>temp.txt
del temp.txt
chdir C:\Program Files\DPP\Underclass Remote\

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March 4, 2009 at 15:08:36
@echo off & setLocal EnableDelayedExpansion

if %1'==' echo what path? && goto :eof
set str=%1

for /f "tokens=1* delims=\" %%a in ("!str!") do (
set tok=%%a
if not "%%b"=="" (
set str=%%b
goto :main
echo folder is !tok!

If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.


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March 5, 2009 at 13:03:22
Wow finally got it I forgot the !tok! instead of %tok% lol thank you so much for your help!

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