DOS - Special Characters

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This article tries to list all special characters and their meanings.

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Character Description Articles
| pipeline Dos - (Standard Stream) Redirection Operators
> stdout Dos - (Standard Stream) Redirection Operators
< stdin Dos - (Standard Stream) Redirection Operators
2> stderr Dos - (Standard Stream) Redirection Operators
>> append Dos - (Standard Stream) Redirection Operators
& duplicate handle or control operator Redirection Handle or DOS - (Control Operators | Command Separator)
% Argument modifier Argument Modifiers
% Variable call %
% Escape Character escape a percentage
&& AND control operator DOS - (Control Operators | Command Separator)
|| OR control operator DOS - (Control Operators | Command Separator)
() GROUPING control operator DOS - (Control Operators | Command Separator)
@ at symbol suppresses printing the command invocation. See echo#@
. Point The point and the bracket are used to print a blank line. See Dos - Echo
[ Bracket The point and the bracket are used to print a blank line. See Dos - Echo
: colon (KOH-lon) a drive-letter designator (C: means the C drive) or a label designator
^ escape all character except %

The special characters that require quotes are:

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&()[]{}^=;!'+,`~

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