Purpose:Execute a command after the batch file exits


Format:DEFER command




A batch file can have multiple DEFER commands. They will be executed in first in, first out order when the batch file exits.


If you have variables on the DEFER command line, they will be expanded before the DEFER command is processed, not when command is executed. To delay variable expansion until command is executed, use single back quotes around the variable names, or double the %'s before the variable names.


If the last argument on the line is a single (, it is interpreted as the beginning of a command group. DEFER will append the following lines (in a batch file) or prompt you for more input (at the command line) until it gets a closing ).