Files with bat file extension can be commonly found as so called batch files. These text files are small scripts that contain a sequence of commands for a computer operating system.

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BAT file extension - Batch file (executable)

What is bat file? How to open bat files?

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.

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Updated: April 19, 2024

The default software associated to open bat file:

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Help how to open:

You can edit batch files (*.bat) with any text editor.

How to convert:

Tools like Advanced BAT to EXE Converter is able to compile batch script to executable file (exe).

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Related links:

Batch File Command Reference for Windows 2000

List of software applications associated to the .bat file extension

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and possible program actions 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's database).

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Software that open bat file - Batch file (executable)

Programs supporting the exension bat on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open bat file action.



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