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Remove quotes from a string
When writing command files it is not uncommon to need to pass in a quoted string, but how to remove those quotes? Fortunatly this is quite simple:
This is using simple string substitution to remove any quotes.
For example the following command file:
set quoted="Some text"
echo quoted: %quoted%
echo unquoted: %quoted%
would produce the output:
quoted: "Some text"
unquoted: Some text
One thing to be aware of is that the trick of using a substitution (used here) will remove every quote from a string, not just opening and closing quotes.
These notes have been tested with Windows 7 and may also apply to other versions of Windows.
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