Most special characters can be escaped using the caret(
^). Take a look at the following example.
echo > Hi echo ^> Hi
This first command would not output
> Hi because
> is a special character, which means redirect output to a file. In this case, the file is named "Hi"
However in the second command,
> Hi would be outputted without any issue because the caret(
^) tells the
> to stop functioning as "redirect output to file" command, now
> is just a normal character.
Here's a list of special characters that can be escaped(taken, and edited from Rob van der Woude's page)
|!||^^!||Only required when DelayedExpansion is on|
Escaping the caret
Carets can be stacked up to the escape other carets, consider the following example.
Note: The carets in bold form are escaped.
A bit off topic here, but this is very important! An unwanted caret escape at the end of the file could cause a memory leak!
This command would leak all the memory, rendering the system completely unusable! See here for more information.