Introduction to Batch Script

Batch Script is a scripting language that is used for the automation of tasks at the operating system level and is available for use in the various different versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Batch Scripts are stored in files with either a '.bat' or, the newer '.cmd' file extension, which are known as batch files and can be written using a simple text editor, such as Notepad.

Batch files can be used for numerous purposes, from simple house-keeping tasks, such as backing up or deleting files, to deploying applications on a number of machines at once.

The Basics

Below are some of the basics of Batch Script, including links to further resources.