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DOS batch FOR with () files

stephenrhstephenrh Posts: 1Member
I am a computer dilettante burdened with VISTA64; please be gentle:

For /F "tokens=*" %%a IN ('"dir /-c "%filename%" | find "bytes" | find /v "free""') do @Set summaryout=%%a

This line sets up a summary that is further used to identify the file name. It works fine until it encounters a file name containing "()" which it will not recognize and responds with the disappointing statement, ".....was unexpected at this time," which is on a par with "Not tonight, hon." At the command prompt the DIR command does return the data for files containing brackets, but not in this command in the batch file. Any help or insight would be appreciated.


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