Enables you to include comments (remarks) in a batch file or in your configuration files.
Specifies any string of characters you want to include as a comment.
The rem command does not display comments on the screen. You must use the echo on command in your batch or CONFIG.NT file in order to display comments on the screen.
You cannot use a redirection character (< or >) or pipe (|) in a batch-file comment.
Although you can use rem without a comment to add vertical spacing to a batch file, you can also use blank lines. Windows NT ignores the blank lines when processing the batch program.
The following example shows a batch file that uses remarks for both explanations and vertical spacing:
@echo off rem This batch program formats and checks new disks. rem It is named CHECKNEW.BAT. rem echo Insert new disk in drive B. pause format b: /v chkdsk b:
Suppose you want to include in your CONFIG.NT file an explanatory comment before the prompt command. To do this, add the following lines to CONFIG.NT:
rem Set prompt to indicate current directory prompt $p$g