Batch file command line arguments are parameter values submitted when starting the batch. They should be enclosed in quotes if they contain spaces. In a running batch file, the arguments are used for various purposes, i.e. redirection to
:labels, setting variables, or running commands.
The arguments are referred to in the batch file using
%1, %2, ..., %9.
@echo off setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion if not "%1"=="" ( set "dir=%~1" & set "file=%~2" type !dir!\!file! | find /n /i "True" >nul^ && echo Success! || echo Failure ) exit /b C:\Users\UserName> test.bat "C:\Temp\Test Results" "Latest.log" Success!
^, and there is a space before the character on the next line.