I have a batch file that uses the for command to parse the output from another command, but I want all errors written to STDERR to be suppressed.

I have tried this:

for /F "usebackq delims=" %%a in (`mycommand.exe 2>nul`) do set RESULT=%%a

in which I'm attempting to redirect STDERR to nul for the inner embedded command, but I get this error:

2> was unexpected at this time.

How can I ignore all errors generated by mycommand.exe?



The redirection operator must be escaped:

for /F "usebackq delims=" %%a in (`mycommand.exe 2^>nul`) do set RESULT=%%a

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