call

Calls one batch program from another without causing the parent batch program to stop.

call [drive:][path] filename [batch-parameters]

Parameters

[drive:][path] filename
Specifies the location and name of the batch program you want to call. Filename must have a .BAT or .CMD extension.

batch-parameters
Specifies any command-line information required by the batch program.

Using batch-parameters

Batch-parameters can contain any information that you can pass to a batch program, including switches, filenames, the replaceable parameters %1 through %9, and variables such as %baud%.

Using pipes and redirection symbols

Do not use pipes and redirection symbols with the call command.

Making a recursive call

You can create a batch program that calls itself; however, you must provide an exit condition. Otherwise, the parent and child batch programs can loop endlessly.

Examples

To run the CHECKNEW.BAT program from another batch program, include the following command in the parent batch program:

call checknew 

Suppose the parent batch program accepts two replaceable parameters and you want it to pass those parameters to CHECKNEW.BAT. You can use the following command in the parent batch program:

call checknew %1 %2