• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 16. Understanding Batch Files > Introducing Batch Files

Introducing Batch Files

When you discover that you're repeatedly performing a certain task on your computer, you should look for a way to get the computer to do more of the work. Your computer can perform most tasks faster than you can, and it doesn't make mistakes.

DOS has always enabled you to automate your use of DOS commands by creating batch files. A batch file is a text (ASCII) file containing a series of commands that you want DOS to execute. When you type the batch filename, DOS executes these commands in the order they occur within the batch file.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint