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Batch File Creation

Does anyone know how to go about making batch files?

Anyone want to recommend good books for getting started w/ DOS
programming?

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3 Responses to “Batch File Creation”

  1. admin says:

    Hi,

    I like "Using MS-DOS 6.2: Special Edition" from QUE. It was only
    $29.95US. The book isn’t big on tricks or undocumented features, but
    it does provide a solid coverage of all basic, and even some
    not-so-basic, material. I think the 6.22 edition is out, also.

    C’ya,
    John Q.
    quartic_at_scranton_dot_com
    et al

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    >Does anyone know how to go about making batch files?
    >Anyone want to recommend good books for getting started w/ DOS
    >programming?

  2. admin says:

    me

    to create a batch file called ‘fred.bat’ do the following:

    md belfry
    cd belfry
    edit fred.bat
            <type whatever you wish to happen. in this batch file>
            rem This batch file will reformt mt C: drive
            rem I should always answer NO, should I NOT???
            format c:
    <Alt-F>
    <S>
    <Alt-F>
    <X>

    After saving & exiting the editor, execute the batch file by typing:
            fred
    and answersing NO to the prompt to reformat your drive.<VBG>

    It very easy isn’t it.

    HTH

    Steve Quinn
    BRUTE Computer Services – Australia
    squ…@brutecom.com.au
    http://www.brutecom.com.au

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    > Anyone want to recommend good books for getting started w/ DOS
    > programming?

  3. admin says:

    In article <336D5464.1…@my.computer>, m…@my.computer says…

    >Does anyone know how to go about making batch files?

    You put commands in a text file and give it a .BAT filename extension.

    >Anyone want to recommend good books for getting started w/ DOS
    >programming?

    My Web book is considered a batch file tutorial, though it is far from
    complete: http://gearbox.maem.umr.edu/~batch/ – but the term "DOS programming"
    usually refers to programming in assembly or high level languages for the
    creation of executable programs to be run under DOS.


    T.E.D. (xtda…@gearbox.maem.umr.edu – BOGUS e-mail addresses: remove the
    leading x here and in the header (too much offensive junk mail))