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I am trying to use this script here:, it works but is throwing a "The syntax of the command is incorrect. " message. Can someone please tell me why ?



ECHO 7-Zip backup script
ECHO Written by Alex Boyne-Aitken
ECHO Last update: 07/11/2009

ECHO TRACE: Parse arguments: '%~f1'
IF EXIST %~f1 GOTO labelBegin

ECHO ERROR: Settings file not found!
GOTO labelWaitEnd


ECHO TRACE: Reading settings
FOR /F "eol=# tokens=1,2 delims==" %%i IN (%~f1) DO (
SET %%i=%%j
ECHO TRACE: %%i = '%%j'

SET varTimeStamp=%DATE:~-4%-%DATE:~3,2%-%DATE:~0,2%-%TIME:~0,2%-%TIME:~3,2%
SET varTargetBackupSet=%varBackupPath%\

ECHO TRACE: Backup set: '%varTargetBackupSet%'
ECHO TRACE: Command line: '"%varPathToSevenZip%\7z" a -t%varArchiveType% "%varTargetBackupSet%" @"%varInclusionsFile%" -xr@"%varExclusionsFile%"'

ECHO TRACE: Executing backup
"%varPathToSevenZip%\7z" a -t%varArchiveType% "%varTargetBackupSet%" @"%varInclusionsFile%" -xr@"%varExclusionsFile%"

IF /I NOT "%varWaitAtEnd%" == "true" GOTO labelEnd


The error is thrown around this line:

FOR /F "eol=# tokens=1,2 delims==" %%i IN (%~f1) DO (
SET %%i=%%j
ECHO TRACE: %%i = '%%j'
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That part of the code is reading the settings. Have you verified the information in "settings.txt" is correct? – CharlieRB Jan 31 '13 at 15:20

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