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Assorted NT/2000/XP/.. CMD.EXE Script Tricks
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135} How do I get information about a file extension association?

  @echo off & setlocal enableextensions
  if "%~1"=="" (
    echo Usage: %~0 .extension
    goto :EOF
  set ext_=%~1
  echo %ext_%|find "=" > nul
  if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (
    echo Equal signs not allowed for safety reasons in %ext_%
    goto :EOF
  for /f "tokens=2 delims==" %%a in (
    'assoc^|find /i "%ext_%"') do set assoc_=%%a
  echo %ext_% %assoc_%
  if defined assoc_ (
    reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\%assoc_%|find "REG_SZ"
    reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\%assoc_%\shell|find "shell\"
    for /f "tokens=1* delims==" %%a in ('assoc %ext_%') do ftype %%b
    ) else (
    echo No association)
  endlocal & goto :EOF

The output might be e.g.

  C:\_D\TEST>cmdfaq .html
  .html FirefoxHTML
      AlwaysShowExt REG_SZ
      <NO NAME>   REG_SZ  HTML Document
  FirefoxHTML=C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE -url "%1"

  C:\_D\TEST>cmdfaq .dir
  No association

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