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DOS and Batch Files

Display a Blank Line in a Batch File

SUMMARY: Separate batch file output with blank lines.

Need to separate lines of batch file output to make it easier to read? Typing ECHO and just a space in a batch file does not display a blank line - it just displays the text 'Echo is on' or 'Echo is off.' Instead, to display a blank line, type in ECHO and a period using no spaces in between:

ECHO.

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