# Endlocal

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

## Endlocal

Ends localization of environment changes in a batch file, restoring environment variables to their values before the matching setlocal command.

endlocal

##### Parameters
/?
Displays help at the command prompt.

##### Remarks
• You must use endlocal in a script or batch file. If you use endlocal outside of a script or batch file, it has no effect.

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

• With command extensions enabled (that is, the default), the endlocal command restores the state of command extensions (that is, enabled or disabled) to what it was before the matching setlocal command was run. For more information about enabling and disabling command extensions, see cmd in Related Topics.

##### Examples

You can localize environment variables in a batch file. For example:

`@echo off`

`rem This program starts the superapp batch program on the network,`

`rem directs the output to a file, and displays the file`

`rem in Notepad.`

`Setlocal`

`path=g:\programs\superapp;%path%`

`call superapp>c:\superapp.out`

`endlocal`

`start notepad c:\superapp.out`

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