-------------------------- MS-DOS v6.22 Help: REM --------------------------
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Enables you to include comments in a batch file or in your CONFIG.SYS file.
The REM command is also useful for disabling commands. (You can use a
semicolon (;) instead of the REM command in your CONFIG.SYS file, but not in
batch files.)


    REM [string]


    Specifies any string of characters -- the command you want to disable or
    the comment you want to include.

Related Command

For information about displaying messages, see the <ECHO> command.


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Using the ECHO command to display comments

The REM command does not display comments on the screen. You must use the
ECHO ON command in your batch or CONFIG.SYS file in order to display
comments on the screen.

Restrictions on characters in batch-file comments

You cannot use a redirection character (> or <) or pipe (|) in a batch-file

Using REM to add vertical spacing

Although you can use REM without a comment to add vertical spacing to a
batch file, you can also use blank lines. MS-DOS ignores the blank lines
when processing the batch program.


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The following example shows a batch file that uses remarks for both
explanations and vertical spacing:

    @echo off
    rem  This batch program formats and checks new disks.
    rem  It is named CHECKNEW.BAT.
    echo Insert new disk in drive B.
    format b: /v
    chkdsk b:

Suppose you want to include in your CONFIG.SYS file an explanatory comment
before the COUNTRY command. To do this, add the following lines to

    rem Set country code to France

The following example shows a DEVICE command that has been disabled by using
a semicolon (;) instead of the REM command:



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