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Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Ends localization of environment changes in a batch file, and restores environment variables to their values before the corresponding setlocal command was run.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.





Displays help at the command prompt.

  • The endlocal command has no effect outside a script or batch file.

  • There is an implicit endlocal command at the end of a batch file.

  • If command extensions are enabled (command extensions are enabled by default), the endlocal command restores the state of command extensions (that is, enabled or disabled) to what it was before the corresponding setlocal command was run.


For more information about enabling and disabling command extensions, see Cmd.

You can localize environment variables in a batch file. For example, the following program starts the superapp batch program on the network, directs the output to a file, and displays the file in Notepad:

@echo off
call superapp>c:\superapp.out
start notepad c:\superapp.out