\[Editor’s Note: Some or all of the following FAQ text was submitted by readers, Royce Williams and Noel Casey.\]
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<br> goto Begin<br><br> BATCHFILE.BAT v1.01 - does what batch files do<br> written 09/09/1999 by Joe Programmer<br><br> MODIFICATION HISTORY:<br><br> v1.00 09/04/1999 jp<br> initial version<br><br> v1.02 09/09/1999 jp<br> converted all dates in comments to<br> four-digit years for Y2K compliance<br><br> :Begin<br><...><br><br> :End</...>
Another method, which works on Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 95, is to use a double colon, as follows.
@echo off<br> echo Hello<br> echo.<br> :: This is equivalent to rem at the beginning of a line<br> rem This is an equivalent statement to the line above<br> :: This looks and reads better than rem<br> :: That’s all<br> echo Bye!