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Chapter 18. Mastering DOSKEY and Macros > Creating and Using Macros

Creating and Using Macros

In addition to providing command-line editing capabilities and the command-history buffer, DOSKEY enables you to create your own DOS commands, referred to as macros. A DOSKEY macro is similar to a batch file but is contained in memory rather than on disk. Each macro can contain one or more DOS commands, up to a maximum of 127 characters.

DOSKEY macros are similar to batch files in the following ways:


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