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BAT file (.BAT)

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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:36 am

In DOS systems, batch files files that contain a sequence, or batch, of commands are often called BAT files because their filenames end with a.BAT extension. For example, DOS-based computers automatically executes the batch file named AUTOEXEC.BAT.

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