BAT file extension - Batch file (executable)
What is .bat file?
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The BAT file extension is traditionally used for batch files. A batch file is a text file that contains a sequence of commands for a computer operating system.
It's called a batch file because it batches (bundles or packages) into a single file a set of commands that would otherwise have to be presented to the system interactively from a keyboard one at a time. A batch file is usually created for command sequences for which a user has a repeated need. Commonly needed batch files are often delivered as part of an operating system. You initiate the sequence of commands in the batch file by simply entering the name of the batch file on a command line.
In MS-DOS. the best known batch file used was is the AUTOEXEC.BAT that initialized DOS when the system was started. In Unix-based operating systems, a batch file is called a shell script. In IBM's mainframe VM operating systems, it's called an EXEC.
MIME: application/x-msdos-program, application/x-msdownload, application/bat, application/x-bat, application/textedit, application/octet-stream
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Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 7. On NT core are also developed server versions of Microsoft Windows. The latest version is Windows 2008 Server. For portable devices and minimalistic computers, Microsoft develops Windows CE operating system.
List of software associated to the .bat file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open bat file, edit bat file, convert bat file, view bat file, play bat file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open bat file
- Edit bat file
- Create bat file
Software that open bat file - Batch file (executable)
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