Command Prompt for Windows

Command SETINI


Set or delete an initialisation file key value.


SETINI section key=[value] [filename]
sectionSpecifies the section name.
keySpecifies the name of the key in the section to use.
valueSpecifies the key value to set.
filenameSpecifies the initialisation file name.


Initialisation files generally have a .INI file extension.

The file extension must be included as part of the file name when parameter filename is specified (eg. WIN.INI).

When parameter filename is not specified then WIN_ONE.INI is used. Since WIN_ONE.INI is automatically mapped to the System Registry, then setting or deleting a key value from WIN_ONE.INI will set or delete the key value from the System Registry.

When parameter value is not specified then the key will be deleted from the specified section in the initialisation file.

When parameter key is specified as an empty string (ie. "") then the complete section will be deleted from the initialisation file. The syntax is as follows :-

SETINI section "" [filename]

Also see command GETINI, GETREG, SETREG and Batch Files.