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Chapter 12. Batch Files for Fun and Profit > Useful Batch File Techniques

Useful Batch File Techniques

As mentioned in Chapter 10, “Deploying Scripts for Computer and Network Management,” I like to make scripts and batch files “user friendly,” not only so that they can be used more easily by other people, but also because I know that three weeks after I write a program, I'll have forgotten how to use it, what it does, and how it works. I sometimes find myself standing in front of the refrigerator wondering what I was after when I opened it, so this isn't surprising.

With this in mind, in this section I'll cover a few techniques and tricks that I use to make batch files more helpful, useful, and reliable.


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