Batch file

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A batch file is a special kind of computer file that tells a computer a list of instructions to do in order. Batch files were used a lot when DOS was used by many people. They are good for automating many small pieces of work. Some people still use batch files today.

Hello World example[change | change source]

This is an example of a batch file. It is called a "Hello World" example because it prints the text "Hello World!" to the screen.

@ECHO off
ECHO Hello World!
PAUSE

When that text is put into a file with an extension of .bat, saved, and run, it will put this on the screen:

Hello World!
Press any key to continue . . .