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Read and Process a File line by line

The following shows how each line of a text file can be processed:

@echo off
setlocal ENABLEEXTENSIONS ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION

REM *** Example 1 ***
dir *.exe /b > SomeFile.TXT
for /F "delims=" %%f in (SomeFile.TXT) do echo LINE: %%f

REM *** Example 2 (filename contains spaces, use "usebackq") ***
set MatchCnt=0
for /F "usebackq delims=" %%d in ("Some File.TXT") do (
    set /A MatchCnt=!MatchCnt! + 1
    echo #!MatchCnt! : %%d
)
echo Found %MatchCnt% Lines


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