LKBEN10907: Howto find out where your command line (cmd) started?


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You would like to know from which directory your command line has been started

Cause

none

Solution

To find this out, you can use the following lines of code. The MyPath variable will contain the start directory even when it has been started from a different path.


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rem by Wim Peeters - Oktober 2008

rem make a nice box
mode 150,500

rem Find the path where the batch is located (Wim - see help call)
set MyPath=%~dp0

cd %MyPath%

echo the starting path is:
echo You started your application here: %MyPath%


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About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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