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Chapter 6. The Command Prompt > MS-DOS Batch Files

6.5. MS-DOS Batch Files

Most Windows books treat batch files as if they were some kind of skeleton in the closet or a crazy aunt you wouldn't want anyone to meet. While it's true that batch files are much less important than they were in DOS and earlier versions of Windows, they can still provide useful functionality.

The Windows Script Host (WSH), discussed in Chapter 9, makes it easier to use much more advanced scripting languages, such as Visual Basic,Perl,PerlScript,JavaScript, orPython. But even with WSH, batch files are not completely obsolete.


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