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Exit

Exits the current batch script or the Cmd.exe program (that is, the command interpreter) and returns to the program that started Cmd.exe or to the Program Manager.

Syntax

exit [/b] [ExitCode]

Parameters

/b   : Exits the current batch script.

ExitCode   : Specifies a numeric number.

/?   : Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • If you use /b outside of a batch script, it will exit Cmd.exe.

  • If you use /b, Cmd.exe sets the ERRORLEVEL to the specified ExitCode. If you exit Cmd.exe, Cmd.exe sets the process exit code with the specified ExitCode.

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Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

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Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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