This post is about how to use for loop in DOS programming.
Loops are used to execute a block of code multiple times.
Loops are easy to write and execute the code several times, with each time with different values.
DOS supports the following syntax for loop
FOR element in the list
element is a character to picks an item from a list
Do command tells to execute the command for every iteration.
how to iterate files in a directory using for loop
Let’s see an example.
Here is a command to execute in a command line
for /r %k in (*.\k) do echo %k
To run in a batch file, we have to include
for /r %%k in (*) do echo %%k
We can use for loop with the following
For /r - recursive files and subfolders FOR /D - iterates folders FOR /L - Iterate loop of numbers