Feb. 28 2011
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Multi-line commands in Windows

In *nix, you can make multi-lined commands using the backslash (\), like this:

$ rm -rf \
> file1.txt \
> file2.txt \
> file3.txt

But, that doesn’t work in Windows. Thankfully, someone has already asked the question over at Stack Overflow.

In Windows, the caret (^) is used in the same fashion:

> del ^
More? file1.txt ^
More? file2.txt ^
More? file3.txt

So, there you have it.

– Logan

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