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Which is weird for Windows. ..

it's not even a little bit weird. Variable expansion is basic job of shells.

turn it off in your batch files

SETLOCAL DISABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION

help setlocal

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Re^3: Windows and backslashes and replacements oh my!
by LanX (Sage) on Jun 18, 2021 at 20:36 UTC
    > it's not even a little bit weird. Variable expansion is basic job of shells.

    The discussion was about "escape sequences" with \ not "variable expansion".

    The escape meta in bat is ^ not \

    And \ is - unfortunately - used as path separator in win, which rules out any use as escape character.

    Anything else would be indeed "weird", because it would make using paths impossible!

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

    ) see Escape_character#Windows_Command_Prompt