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Cannot seem to get this exactly right, trying to setup a batch file to do some network commands, such as ping. I have the following code:

echo Please enter the IP Address to TELNET 
echo IP Address:
set /p IP_Addr=

I can't seem to get the input for IP Address on the same line as the echo. I tried using echo|set, but don't know if I've used it correctly.

Any ideas?

  • Sorry, lost formatting when posted question. Each "echo" is on a different line, and "set" is on a different line. – Mike Jul 14 '16 at 19:14
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From set /?:

SET /P variable=[promptString]

The prompt you want to display for the set /p goes after the equals sign.

So:

echo Please enter the IP Address to TELNET 
set /p IP_Addr=IP Address: 
  • Perfect, exactly what I was missing. Thanks! – Mike Jul 14 '16 at 19:19
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    No problem. :) Note you can put a space after it too, and it'll include that space in the prompt (to put a gap between the colon and their input), so it looks nice. ;) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jul 14 '16 at 19:24
  • Excellent, I will give it a try! – Mike Jul 14 '16 at 19:29

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