uhm.. thnx for the input, but i think u misunderstood me
my problem is this:
when an error occurs (in this case, a 'line too long..') it HALTS the script
. in the case of the alias i posted above, the loop doesnt get to finish /echo'ing the whole file. what i need is to be able to carryout the rest of the loop even if it encounters and error. (something like VBs' On Error Resume Next
side note: /fopen & $fread makes things up A WHOLE LOT FASTER than using $read.