Command: set (command.com command)

  SET displays, sets, or removes environment variables.
  SET is a BATCH-FILE / AUTOEXEC.BAT command.
  It can also be used in command line.

Syntax:

  SET [/C] [/P] [/E] [/U] [variable[=[string]]]
  SET [/?]

  variable  Specifies the environment-variable name.
  string    Specifies a series of characters to assign to the variable.

  * If no string is specified, the variable is removed from the environment.

  Type SET without parameters to display the current environment variables.

  Type SET VAR to display the value of VAR

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Options:

  /C  Forces to keep the case of the variable; by default the variable 
      is uppercased, if it is not located in the environment already, 
      otherwise the case is retained (only works for new variables).
  /P  Prompt the user with string, and assigns the user input to the 
      variable.
  /E  Sets the given variable to the first line of output of the command
      pointed to by [string].
  /U  Changes the case of [string] to uppercase.
  /?  Shows the help

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Comments:

  SET can also be used outside a batch file.
  SET 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:
    set             displays a list of the current environment variables
    set DRIVE=Z     sets the environment variable DRIVE to the given value Z
    set DRIVE=      removes the variable DRIVE from the environment

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See also:

  autoexec.bat
  batch files
  config.sys
  set (config.sys command)

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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.
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