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batch file

(operating system)
(Or script) A text file containing operating system commands which are executed automatically by the command-line interpreter. In Unix, this is called a "shell script" since it is the Unix shell which includes the command-line interpreter. Batch files can be used as a simple way to combine existing commands into new commands.

autoexec.bat is the best known example of an MS-DOS batch file.

batch file

(1) A file containing data that is processed or transmitted from beginning to end.

(2) A file of operating system commands that are carried out one after the other. The operating system interprets the commands and turns them into machine language executed by the CPU.

Batch files are widely used to perform a series of routine file management operations such as making backups and launching applications. In the preparation of each monthly version of this encyclopedia, several Windows batch files are used to combine and aggregate files, launch conversion programs and copy the newly created versions into more than two dozen folders for deployment. See operating system.

.BAT, .CMD or .SH File Extensions
Windows batch files use a .BAT or .CMD file extension, the latter officially called a Windows "command script." In the Mac and Unix/Linux worlds, batch files are "shell scripts" and use a .SH extension. See batch file abc's, cmd abc's, PowerShell, command line and shell script.
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The CD-ROM contains sample batch files, forms, and demo and freeware software applications discussed in the book.
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Users can now view and manage batch files from within the application, change the order that scripts run in the batch file, easily update batch files when scripts change, and select batch file run options.
Because AWStats is run from the command line, the consultant and I developed a couple of batch files that made interactions with the program easier.
We find it best to write one batch file for carrying the few files that will fit on a floppy, then other batch files for backing up to devices that will hold entire project directories.
Compatible with any type of server, Alchemy Eye monitors server's work using a variety of protocols and services, including ICMP ping, NT event log, HTTP(s) and FTP URLS, disk space control, NT service state monitoring, Oracle Server, Microsoft SQL Server and any SQL compatible database server monitoring, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, NNTP and TELNET protocols, as well as some others The tool can also perform user-defined monitoring by executing custom VBScript programs or external Windows applications and batch files, as well as analysing program's exit code.
The capability for vendors to submit public voucher batch files was implemented in January 1999.
To uncover evidence of any programs that might have been erased, check menus and batch files on the system.