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Solved Editing how-tos?

May 13, 2011 at 19:11:45
Specs: Windows XP, X2 5600+ / 2gb
I was wondering if editing "how-tos" is still allowed. I remember that there used to be an edit link at the top but it's no longer available.

This is the how to I want to edit:

I want to fix a typo and add a small section:

SetLocal EnableDelayedExpansionecho ^^!

Needs to become:

SetLocal EnableDelayedExpansion
echo ^^!

And I want to add this section near the bottom, after the "Trailing Spaces" section.:

Leading Spaces
If you want the output text to contain leading spaces or tabs then a colon (:) needs to be added after "echo". A side effect of this is that the usual space between "echo" and the output text is also output. The exact number of leading spaces/tabs required should be after the colon, do not add the usual space to delimit the command and text.

>> "somefile.txt" echo:      - This line has leading spaces.

This form of echo also works without leading spaces, so it can be used generally; mixing forms is not required.

Empty Lines

Using "echo" with a colon also makes it possible to output empty lines. The following outputs an empty line into "somefile.txt":

>> "somefile.txt" echo:


If an edit link is available can someone point me to it? - Or if not can an admin(probably Justin Webber) edit in the changes for me?

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May 14, 2011 at 10:29:23
✔ Best Answer

I've gone ahead and made these changes. You are correct that the How-tos used to allow users to edit them. However, in an effort to create higher quality How-tos, all new How-tos are edited for conformity by me. Because of this, I'd rather not have the users go back and edit How-tos after I have changed them. That is why I removed the feature.


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May 14, 2011 at 11:44:57
Judago ... nice "How to" bookmarked for future ref.

@echo off
echo       thanks for the info

Angel Decoy
... there is logic to this madness!
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... .im

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May 14, 2011 at 13:52:43
Thanks Justin!

It's a pity that people have to bug you for typo's, but I understand the need for consistency.


Thanks, I wrote it so I don't have to repeat myself so often ;)

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