DOS Batch file: A simple prompt to get input from user

person Jason Huangfolder_openHOW-TO, Windowslocal_offer, , , , access_time June 10, 2016

using Set command to set a variable with an input value. /P would tell command line to prompt with a question.

In the example below, command line will prompt you to “Please enter your name:”, then set the value you entered to the variable your_name. In the next line, echo would be printing out the value you entered for variable your_name.

@echo off
set /P your_name="Please enter your name:"
echo Hi, %your_name%

Here’s what the output looks like:


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