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Part II: The Command-Line Environment > Batch Files for Fun and Profit

Chapter 12. Batch Files for Fun and Profit

ROAD MAP

  • Batch files let you automate repetitive tasks and create nifty command shortcuts.

  • The batch file language in Windows XP is greatly improved over the DOS/Win9x version.

  • Like scripts, batch files can serve as documentation of critical business procedures.

  • You should be familiar with the material in Chapter 11, “The CMD Command-Line Environment,” before starting this chapter.


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