Posted By: Kevin Kraus
I would like to know how to loop through each line in a text file using a Windows batch file and process each line of text in succession.
I needed to process the entire line as a whole. Here is what I found to work.
for /F "tokens=*" %%A in (myfile.txt) do [process] %%A
The tokens keyword with an asterisk (*) will pull all text for the entire line. If you don’t put in the asterisk it will only pull the first word on the line. I assume it has to do with spaces.
If there are spaces in your file path, you need to use
usebackq. For example.
for /F "usebackq tokens=*" %%A in ("my file.txt") do [process] %%A