Batchography: How to do a Switch/case in Batch files

You have found this blog post because you are wondering if there is a way to express a “switch/case” logic in Batch files.

The short answer is NO, not exactly. However, there are ways to achieve the same in Batch files.

In the Batchography book, I explain in details the “switch/case” construct, but in this blog post I will illustrate this mechanism briefly. For more advanced Batch scripting topics, please grab a copy of the Batchography book.

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Technical cheat sheets

This article is compilation of the various blog posts that contain a set of steps, table of hotkeys and shortcuts and/or other quick information for reference purposes.
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The list below will be updated when new relevant articles are posted in this blog:

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Batchography: Useful keyboard shortcuts for editing and working with the command prompt

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In the Batchography book, not only you will learn about the command prompt’s keyboard shortcuts, macros and what not, but you will also learn the basic and fundamental topics for programming in the Batch language.

In this blog post, I present to you an excerpt from Chapter 1 in the Batchography book that covers all the useful keyboard shortcuts. My new favorite one is the F11 keyboard shortcut that is present in Windows 10 and up.

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Kindle edition – Batchography: The Art of Batch Files Programming

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After one month of releasing the Batchography book, this month I released the e-book Kindle edition.

The benefits of the e-book Kindle edition is that you can buy the book from many countries in just a few clicks: USA, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Australia, India.
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In the Batchography book, you will learn about:

  • The Basic concepts of Batch file scripting
  • Data structures: Arrays, Stacks, Sets, Maps
  • Multiline, compound and conditional statements
  • Function calls and repetition control structures
  • Files and strings manipulation techniques
  • Debugging and troubleshooting tips
  • Coding conventions and testing methodologies

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Introducing the “Batchography: The Art of Batch Files Programming” book

buy-from-amazonLong gone are the days when you had to use search engines to jump from one website to another in order to figure out the syntax or how to solve a problem using a Batch file script. The Batchography book is a boon for system administrators, build engineers, programmers and home users alike. It takes you on a journey of re-discovery of the lost art of Batch files programming. Whether you are an experienced user or new to the language, you will be surprised by the clarity and the abundance of the material presented in this book. With more than 140 scripting recipes, you will learn about things that you never thought were possible to achieve using the Batch files scripting language.

In the Batchography book, you will learn about:

  • The Basic concepts of Batch file scripting
  • Data structures: Arrays, Stacks, Sets, Maps
  • Multiline, compound and conditional statements
  • Function calls and repetition control structures
  • Files and strings manipulation techniques
  • Debugging and troubleshooting tips
  • Coding conventions and testing methodologies

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Introducing COMPEL: A command based interpreter and programming language

imageToday I open source and share with you my final year project called COMPEL for my Computer Science degree from the American University of Science and Technology in Lebanon.

I started the project back in early 2006 and worked on it for something close to 6 month while maintaining a part time job, freelance jobs and my part time studies.

Today, 8 years later, when looking back at the amount of work I did and the level of professionalism, I am still satisfied with the COMPEL project.

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