A. You can use the "shift" command to move all the arguments in a batch file down by one. If the batch file calls this command once, then argument %1 would become the second argument instead of the first and argument %0 would become the first argument instead of the name of the program or batch file. For example, when I run test.bat
@rem test.bat @echo off :next if "%0" == "" goto end echo %0 shift goto next :end
C:\>test a b c d e f g h i j k
the batch file will display the following output onscreen:
test a b c d e f g h i j k
You can optionally add /n to the end of the shift command where n is the argument to start from. For example, if you used
%3 would become %2, %4 would become %3, but %0 and %1 would be unchanged.
Obviously, you shouldn't use the /n switch in the above example because doing so will cause the list of parameters to never run out, thus causing a never ending loop.