I need to create 1000 folders numbered 000 to 999 inside a directory. How can I do this using
cmd (i.e. the Windows command line)?
for /l %i in (0,1,9) do md 00%i for /l %i in (10,1,99) do md 0%i for /l %i in (100,1,999) do md %i
Explanation from the documentation (i.e. type
for /? at the command prompt):
Runs a specified command for each file in a set of files. FOR %variable IN (set) DO command [command-parameters] %variable Specifies a single letter replaceable parameter. (set) Specifies a set of one or more files. Wildcards may be used. command Specifies the command to carry out for each file. command-parameters Specifies parameters or switches for the specified command. ... FOR /L %variable IN (start,step,end) DO command [command-parameters] The set is a sequence of numbers from start to end, by step amount. So (1,1,5) would generate the sequence 1 2 3 4 5 and (5,-1,1) would generate the sequence (5 4 3 2 1)
@ECHO OFF && CLS SET /P x=Insert the name of the place: SET /P y=Insert de number of the records: SET /A start=1 SET /A z=y+1 REM start the loop :MKDIR REM make the directory MKDIR %x%"__"%start% REM increment by 1 SET /A start=start+1 REM if we're at the end, return IF %start%==%z% (GOTO :EOF) ELSE (GOTO :MKDIR)