Using a message with the echo command
The echo message command is useful when echo is off. To display a message that is several lines long without displaying
other commands, you can include several echo message commands after the echo off command in your batch program.
Hiding the command prompt
If you use the echo off command on the command line, the command prompt does not appear on your
screen. To redisplay the command prompt, type echo on.
Preventing Windows NT from echoing a line
You can insert an at sign (@) in front of a command in a batch program to
prevent Windows NT from echoing that line.
Echoing a blank line
To echo a blank line on the screen, you can type echo and then a period (echo.). There must be no intervening space.
Displaying pipes and redirection characters
You cannot display a pipe (|) or redirection character (< or > ) when using
the echo command.
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