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Appendix C. Automating Windows Vista with Batch Files

Appendix C. Automating Windows Vista with Batch Files

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As you saw in Appendix B, “Using the Windows Vista Command Prompt,” the command line is still an often useful and occasionally indispensable part of computing life, and most power users will find themselves doing at least a little work in the Command Prompt window. Part of that work might involve writing short batch file programs to automate routine chores, such as performing simple file backups and deleting unneeded files. And if you throw in any of the eight Windows Vista commands that enhance batch files, you can do many other interesting and useful things. That’s where this appendix comes in: You’ll learn what batch files are, how they work, and what commands are available.


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