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This guide will help you write professional batch programs in record time. To achieve this it is focused on the most common usage of batch scripts and commands found in the largest computer environments. This means writing less and more maintainable code.

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Introduction

This guide will help you write professional batch programs in record time. To achieve this it is focused on the most common usage of batch scripts and commands found in the largest computer environments. Ideally this means writing less and more maintainable code.

In this guide you may discover that you retrieve what you need as fast as searching on the Internet with the added feature that the code works! The methods presented here have been tested with Windows 7/Vista/XP also Windows Server 2008/2003.

Microsoft Windows batch programming is one of the most affective script languages available. It is available in all versions of Windows and has been used by system administrators and power users alike to make their lives easier. Batch files are useful for running a sequence of commands automatically and are often used by system administrators to automate tedious processes.

One of the greatest advantages of the Windows batch programming language is that there is nothing to install! It comes with the Windows operating system. The batch programming language evolved over each product successive release of DOS then Windows. At each juncture more commands and features were added.

A Windows batch file is simply a text file containing a set of commands executed by a command interpreter (cmd.exe). When a batch file is run the command interpreter reads the file and executes its commands. DOS batch files have the filename extension .bat (or .cmd) and