Command: goto

  GOTO directs the command shell to a labelled line in a batch program.
  GOTO is a BATCH-FILE / AUTOEXEC.BAT command.

Syntax:

  GOTO label

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Options:

  label  Specifies a text string used in the batch program as a label.

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Comments:

  The batch file will jump to the label and continue running from there.
  Use goto with the if command to control the flow of batch files. 
  You type a label on a line by itself, beginning with a colon, e.g.:
  :LABEL1
  The name of the label should be not to long AND self explaining.
  GOTO is a command internal to command.com 
  and needs no other file in order to work.

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Examples:

  IN A .BAT FILE / AUTOEXEC.BAT:
  
    if %config%==1 goto DEFRAG
    if %config%==2 goto COPY
    :DEFRAG
    defrag c:
    goto END
    :COPY
    copy xy.txt c:\test\xy.txt
    goto END
    :END
    cls

  IN A .BAT FILE / AUTOEXEC.BAT:
  
    @ECHO 1 = Do this
    @ECHO 2 = Do that
    @ECHO 3 = Do another thing
    @ECHO 4 = Do nothing
    @choice /B /C:1234 /N /S What do you want to do?
    if errorlevel 4 goto DONOTHING
    if errorlevel 3 goto DOANOTHER
    if errorlevel 2 goto DOTHAT
    if errorlevel 1 goto DOTHIS

    :DOTHIS
    your commands
    goto EXIT
   
    :DOTHAT
    your commands
    goto EXIT
  
    :DOANOTHER
    your commands
    goto EXIT

    :DONOTHING
    your commands
    goto EXIT

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See also:

  autoexec.bat
  batch files
  choice
  if

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File:

  Please read this command's lsm file also.
  You will find the updated version (internet) here and
  the version described in this manual page here.
  The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
  the download site, and some other command related information.

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  Copyright © 2003 Robert Platt, updated 2007 by W. Spiegl.

  This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
  See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.