Even though PowerShell is actually becoming the de-facto standard for scripting, there are still a whole lot of batch-scripts which are used for every day tasks and need to be maintained. And event there are always new things to discover.
To pass parameters to a batch-file isn’t really something new. With %1, %2 and so on you can access those parameters within the script. Noteworthy might be the fact, that %1 is the first parameter, while %0 is the name of the script itself.
What I didn’t know so far where some extra variables like %~f0, %~d0, %~p0 … as well as combinations like %~dp0; but then again, I’m not really so much into batch-scripting.
Here is a little overview about what I recently discovered, maybe it helps for someone else:
|%~f||complete path inlc. filename||C:\winnt\system32\x.cmd|
|%~sp||short path||C:\Progra~1\Intern~1 (for C:\Programme\Internet Explorer)|
|%~nx||filename incl. extension||x.cmd|
|%~sx||short file extension||.doc (for .document)|
|%~t||date and time of a file|
|%~z||size of a file|