DOS - Parse a property file

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How to parse a property file in DOS with the F option of the FOR loop.


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Dos Script to list the content

:: The lines beginning with # will be skipped
FOR /F "tokens=1,2* delims== eol=# " %%i in ('type "path to\"') do (
	@echo i = %%i 
	@echo j = %%j
i = myHostName
j = gerardnico.local
i = myPort
j = 1521

Conditional processing with a if statement:

FOR /F "tokens=1,2* delims== eol=# " %%i in ('type "path to\"') do (
	if "%%i" == "myHostName" @echo    - My Host Name is  %%j 
	if "%%i" == "myPort" @echo    - My Port is  %%j 
- My Host Name is  gerardnico.local
   - My Port is  1521

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