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What is a batch file

4/28/2018 9:58:22 AM

Kanyiri Ghulam Asheek Salifu

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It's a script file, which consists of a series of commands to be executed by the command-line interpreter. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batch_file


/\ | ... and it is for Windows.


Actually "batch processing" predates ms-dos. Early computers used punched cards for program entry. Multiple jobs would be prepared on cards and processed as a "batch". The term batch file is used in DOS, OS2 and Windows usually with the .bat file extension. Modern versions of Windows also use the .cmd file extension.