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I'm trying to work on a batch script for windows (.bat) that executes some commands, and need to send the '|' character as a parameter. Here's an example:

echo hello|world

this will never return the hello|world string.. I tried to escape it using hello\|world, but still no success. How to fix this please ?

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Try this:

echo hello^|world

In batch you can use carets or double quotes to escape special characters.

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thank you for the help ! – Reacen May 7 '13 at 8:25

Never mind, I found the solution.

echo Hello^|World

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