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I wanted to have a list of files in variable for later reuse, but unexpectedly I get duplicate files and literal "delayed variable expansion" !variable!.

Why, or how to have a list of files in variable, w/o complicating too much?

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That extra !seq! in the beginning is what seems to be causing the duplication of the list, so chopping it off should do the trick. Use the following sequence of commands:

set seq=
for %f in (*.png) do @set seq=!seq! %f
set seq=%seq:~6%
echo %seq%

Some useful links: String Edit/Replace, Substring Extraction

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