I have the following batch script (slightly simplified) to run a series of exe files in parallel.
SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION for %%a in (1 2 4 8) do ( set i=%%a set script=calculate_V!i!.exe start echo started V!i! at !time:~0,5! ^>^> log.txt ^2^>^&^1 ^& !script! ^& echo ended V!i! at !time:~0,5! ^>^> log.txt ^2^>^&^1 ^& exit )
I want to get the start and end time of the script's run, but the problem is that the delayed expansion of the second time (echo ended V!i! at !time:~0,5!) is made simultaneously with the first, so the output is (for example)
started V1 at 15:50 started V2 at 15:50 ... ended V1 at 15:50 ended V2 at 15:50 ...
even though the script took 10 minutes to run.
How can I evaluate !time:~0,5! only after script runs?