When wrapping commands in BAT scripts in DOS, I've often found it useful to allow for any number of arguments to be passed in to the wrapped command. Here's a quick snippet I found in the Apache Tomcat startup scripts that loops through the arguments entered on the command line, appending them to a variable (CMD_LINE_ARGS).
@echo off set CMD_LINE_ARGS= :setArgs if ""%1""=="""" goto doneSetArgs set CMD_LINE_ARGS=%CMD_LINE_ARGS% %1 shift goto setArgs :doneSetArgs
Or simply wildcarding the input (
%*) might do the trick. For example, if I wanted to wrap a particular version of JavaC in a bat script, I might write something like this:
@echo off C:\j2sdk-1_3_2_05\bin\javac %*Allowing me to invoke it with any valid set of args for JavaC:
javac13.bat -verbose -classpath %FOOPATH% -d ../build MyFoo.java