\[Editor’s Note: Some or all of the following FAQ text was submitted by readers, Royce Williams and Noel Casey.\]

A. When Windows NT batch file processing encounters the goto command, the process ignores lines in the batch file until it finds the appropriate goto label.


@echo off

goto Begin


BATCHFILE.BAT v1.01 - does what batch files do

written 09/09/1999 by Joe Programmer


MODIFICATION HISTORY:


v1.00 09/04/1999 jp

initial version


v1.02 09/09/1999 jp

converted all dates in comments to

four-digit years for Y2K compliance


:Begin
<...>


:End

Another method, which works on Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 95, is to use a double colon, as follows.

@echo off

echo Hello

echo.

:: This is equivalent to rem at the beginning of a line

rem This is an equivalent statement to the line above

:: This looks and reads better than rem

:: That’s all

echo Bye!