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When a semicolon (;) or equal sign (=) is used as a command line argument in a batch file, it is treated as a blank space.
For example, in the following batch file, TEST.BAT,
the command line and resulting output appear as follows:
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Command Line Output ------------ ------ test a=b a b test a;b a b test ;ab ab test = ECHO is on (parsed as test) test ; ECHO is on
equal and sign and characters and batch
Article ID: 71247 - Last Review: May 12, 2003 - Revision: 2.0