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I have a file, build-version.txt, that contains the build number "1.2.3". I want to store this build number in an environment variable. In Unix, I would do something like:

version=$(cat build-version.txt)

How do I do this in Windows? The following doesn't do what I want:

set VERSION=type build-version.txt
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for /F %%i in ('echo test') do (echo %%i) but I am sure this is dupe. – Vlastimil Ovčáčík Sep 28 '13 at 11:30
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Just use: set /P VERSION=< build-version.txt

and you can check with command: echo %VERSION%

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