Monday, September 13, 2010

Compute length of a string in a batch file

set myvar="some string"
rem compute the length of a string
set #=%myvar%
set length=0
if defined # (
    rem shorten string by one character
    set #=%#:~1%
    rem increment the string count variable %length%
    set /A length += 1
    rem repeat until string is null
    goto loop
echo myvar is %length% characters long!

Thanks to poster Secret_Doom on


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