User Input in Windows 2000 Batch Files – Solutions by PC Magazine

@ECHO OFF
CLS
:LOOP
ECHO A. Menu item A
ECHO B. Menu item B
ECHO C. Menu item C
ECHO Q. Quit
:: SET /P prompts for input and sets the variable
:: to whatever the user types
SET Choice=
SET /P Choice=Type the letter and press Enter: 
:: The syntax in the next line extracts the substring
:: starting at 0 (the beginning) and 1 character long
IF NOT '%Choice%'=='' SET Choice=%Choice:~0,1%
ECHO.
:: /I makes the IF comparison case-insensitive
IF /I '%Choice%'=='A' GOTO ItemA
IF /I '%Choice%'=='B' GOTO ItemB
IF /I '%Choice%'=='C' GOTO ItemC
IF /I '%Choice%'=='Q' GOTO End
ECHO "%Choice%" is not valid. Please try again.
ECHO.
GOTO Loop
:ItemA
ECHO Insert commands for Item A.
GOTO Again
:ItemB
ECHO Insert commands for Item B.
GOTO Again
:ItemC
ECHO Insert commands for Item C.
GOTO Again
:Again
PAUSE
CLS
GOTO Loop
:End

This batch file implements a simple menu system. It works only at the command prompt under Windows 2000 and XP.

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