Inserting string into a variable.

Oct 24, 2011
I'm trying to insert "new-" at the beginning of a filename that was read for the command line into a variable. Why doesn't this work (and no insults please :))
set filmname=%$
set newfilename=%@insert[0,new-,%filename]
May 20, 2008
Syracuse, NY, USA
It seems to work here. Is there anything peculiar about the filename? You have used "filmname" and "filename" ... ?

v:\> type prefix.btm
set name=%$
set newname=%@insert[0,new-,%name]
echo %newname

v:\> prefix.btm foo
Oct 24, 2011
Oh, thanks. I just realized there was a spelling error in my code. My 80-year-old eyes didn't notice it. Thanks.


Scott Mintz
May 20, 2008
Solon, OH, USA
If all you are doing is pre-pending why do you need @insert?
can't you do set newname=new-%filename
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