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[Batch] GOSUB is not reconized . . .


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Hi all,

I'm using...

@echo off
   echo Calling a subroutine.
      gosub subr1
   echo Returned from the subroutine.
      Pause

:subr1
   echo In the subroutine.
      return

... but I get ...

Calling a subroutine
'gosub' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program of batch file
[etc.]

Is this a CMD version issue? Why isn't GOSUB recognised?

Thanks.

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Gosub is not a command. It's

call

There is also no "return", though the closest is

goto :eof

Your code would be as follows:

@echo off

echo Calling a subroutine.
call :subr1
rem The : is required when calling a subroutine.
echo Returned from the subroutine.
pause

:subr1
echo In the subroutine.
goto :eof
rem goto :eof is not needed here as it would already be at the end of the file. Subroutines will run the code all the way to the end of the file, so this just jumps to the end.
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