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I was browsing many threads like this but I didnt found any specific that would help, so this is my problem I have this :

echo START %USERNAME% > exec3.txt & dir c: /B /S | find ".exe" >> exec3.txt & echo STOP %username% >> exec3.txt

And I need output in this exec.txt file that username and .exe path are on same line not above and under.

I am still novice in this so please if you can help me thank you.

Edit: Ok so what I currently get from this code is this:

START remak  
C:\05b7ba810261bb83a30acb4b8289\Setup.exe
C:\05b7ba810261bb83a30acb4b8289\SetupUtility.exe
C:\0f669298b95e17eb4420fab939d6058e\Setup.exe
C:\0f669298b95e17eb4420fab939d6058e\SetupUtility.exe
C:\5179a24a27196222747e\Setup.exe
C:\5179a24a27196222747e\SetupUtility.exe
C:\611f293b57db179b197d\Setup.exe
C:\611f293b57db179b197d\SetupUtility.exe
C:\doublecmd\doublecmd.exe

STOP REMAK

Remak is username, and I need that REMAK will be on same line as path like this:

REMAK C:\05b7ba810261bb83a30acb4b8289\Setup.exe
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I'm not too sure what you are asking, could you provide an example of what the text file should look like? –  Bob May 23 '12 at 8:26
    
I think he wants output something like "start username exe file stop username" on one line, possibly with &s between. a better statement of the goal would be nice. –  user114037 May 23 '12 at 8:28

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::This is a comment

::Stops the console window from being spammed (and therefore speeds things up a bit)
@echo off

::Create a new file (WARNING: THIS OVERWRITES EXISTING FILES)
type NUL > exec.txt

::Loop through each line outputted by the command 'dir /b /s C:\*.exe'
::The echo command is executed once for each loop iteration
::This can take a very long time, depending on how big your C: partition is
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /b /s C:\*.exe') do (
    echo START %USERNAME% %%a STOP %USERNAME%>>exec.txt
)
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Just my dumb question whats %%a. –  Ondrej May 23 '12 at 8:57
    
It's part of the for command. When run from a batch file, it's %%a. When run from the prompt directly, it's %a. The letter can be anything. Since there's the tokens=*, %%a contains the entire line from the command each iteration, including spaces. Normally it delimits, e.g. by spaces, so C:\Program Files` might have %%a = C:\Program` %%b = Files`. See for /?`, ss64.com/nt/for.html and specifically ss64.com/nt/for_cmd.html. –  Bob May 23 '12 at 9:01
    
Thank you sir! :) –  Ondrej May 23 '12 at 9:03
    
Ok its working, solved thank you very much I just deleted one % since I dont run it from batch file :) –  Ondrej May 23 '12 at 9:10
    
If it worked for you, please mark this answer as accepted by clicking the arrow to the left. –  Bob May 23 '12 at 9:14

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