DOS batch language is an interpretive procedural language. It is considered quite limited in comparison to other common programming languages, although its limits, even today, are still being expanded by creative programmers. A batch file is a text file that contains a sequence of commands executed by the command interpreter. It is 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. Although most batch files are written for the sake of convenience, some tasks that can be accomplished in a batch program cannot otherwise be accomplished at the command prompt or in a graphical user interface.

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Batch File Help
Information and help with DOS batch files.
Batch Guide
Labels, conditions, branching, decisions, user input, list and subdirectory processing, qbasic.
Batch Programming Elements
Collection of batch language enhancers in batch language by Dirk van Deun.
Batch Programming Stuff
Includes batch files, batch how-to's, and batch utilities. (Terry Newton)
DOS and Batch Files Help and Tips
Free DOS tutorials and whitepapers.
Features math routines, and date parsing methods. (Laura Fairhead)
DOS Batch File Tutorial
Basic and advanced batch. Clear concise examples and tips.
Frequently Asked Questions about Batch
FAQ with answers tailored to MS-DOS 6 and Windows 9x. Practical examples from basic to advanced topics.
Scripting Pages
Batch Files for DOS, Windows (all flavours) and OS/2; Rexx; JavaScript; HTML (Rob van der Woude)
Undocumented MS-DOS features
Collection of undocumented and obscure features in various MS-DOS versions.
Vernon Frazee: MS-DOS v6.22 Help
Complete contents from the DOS command HELP converted to HTML.
Windows 95 / DOS 7 Batch Programming
Innovative workarounds and methods to accomplish tasks not generally covered in the manuals.
Yahoo! Groups: Batch World
Mailing list whose members exchange ideas and offer help on issues.
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