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Continue calling Batch Script after EXIT

Question by Guest | 05/05/2016 at 08:05

I am using the EXIT command in a Windows Batch Script (.BAT) in order to abort the script under certain circumstances.

Taken by itself this is working quite well. However, my script is called by another superior superordinate script and as soon as the EXIT command has been executed, also the calling script stops and not only the current one.

What can I do to only cancel the subordinate script and to keep the calling script file running?


Stefan Trost

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With the command EXIT you finish the complete CMD.EXE and not only the execution of the current batch file.

For only canceling the current batch file or the subroutine, you can just pass the parameter /B and write "EXIT /B" instead of "EXIT" only:


By the way, you can also optionally pass an error code behind /B which is then reported to the superior calling script. For example, you can write "EXIT /B 10" for passing the error code "10".
05/05/2016 at 16:11

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