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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 11:27:54 PM

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When I first started using computers, I composed many .bat files to carry
out repetitive tasks. Now I'm using Windows, I would like to write batch
files for friends, to help them do certain tasks.

Can I do the same under Windows?

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Enquirer

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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 11:27:55 PM

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"enquirer" <enquirer.com@virgin.net> wrote in message
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> When I first started using computers, I composed many .bat files to carry
> out repetitive tasks. Now I'm using Windows, I would like to write batch
> files for friends, to help them do certain tasks.
>
> Can I do the same under Windows?


If you're asking whether batch files work under Windows, yes they do.

However, depending on what it is you're trying to accomplish, a batch file
may or may not be an appropriate tool.

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Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Shell/User
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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 11:27:55 PM

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Yes, however there are a few commands that don't work in XP.

New ways to do familiar tasks...

Start | Run | Copy and paste the following line:

%windir%\hh.exe ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\ntcmds.chm::/dos_diffs.htm

Click OK.

Scroll down to Unavailable MS-DOS Commands

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> When I first started using computers, I composed many .bat files to
> carry out repetitive tasks. Now I'm using Windows, I would like to
> write batch files for friends, to help them do certain tasks.
>
> Can I do the same under Windows?
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