CMD Ninja – Unlimited Arguments Processing, Identifying If Exist In File-System, Identifying If File Or Directory

@echo off

:loop
      ::-------------------------- has argument ?
      if ["%~1"]==[""] (
        echo done.
        goto end
      )
      ::-------------------------- argument exist ?
      if not exist %~s1 (
        echo not exist
      ) else (
        echo exist
        if exist %~s1\NUL (
          echo is a directory
        ) else (
          echo is a file
        )
      )
      ::--------------------------
      shift
      goto loop
      
      
:end

pause

save it as identifier.cmd
it can identify an unlimited arguments (normally you are limited to %1%9), just remember to wrap the arguments with inverted-commas, or use 8.3 naming, or drag&drop them over (it automatically does either of above).

this allows you to run the following commands:
identifier.cmd c:\windows
and to get

exist
is a directory
done

identifier.cmd "c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE"
and to get

exist
is a file
done

and multiple arguments (of course this is the whole-deal..)
identifier.cmd c:\windows\system32 c:\hiberfil.sys "c:\pagefile.sys" hello-world
and to get

exist
is a directory
exist
is a file
exist
is a file
not exist
done.

naturally it can be a lot more complex,
but nice examples should be simple and minimal.

also posted at StackOverflow: