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Remove the first 3 characters in var in batch file (via: Stack Overflow and Rob van der Woude)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/13

Getting substrings in a batchfile requires you to use the %…:~…% syntax as explained by Rob van der Woude.

Note this only works on batch file variables, so not on batch/function arguments (%1, %2, …)and for-loop indexes (%%f, etc).

This code gets the leftmost three characters of var:

set var=%var:~3%
echo %var%


via Remove the first 3 characters in var in batch file? – Stack Overflow.

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