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Posts Tagged ‘environment variables’

shorter version of batch file: getting directory and parent directory

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/17

Two years ago, I posted a batch file that gets the parent directory of the batch file that runs.

It was convoluted, using substrings and intermediate environment variables so you needed setlocal.

This one does not any more: for both the directory of the batch file, and the parent directory of that directory, one-liners suffice:

echo batchfile=%0
echo full=%~f0
for %%d in (%~dp0.) do set Directory=%%~fd
echo Directory=%Directory%
for %%d in (%~dp0..) do set ParentDirectory=%%~fd
echo ParentDirectory=%ParentDirectory%


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