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What is a batch file?

A batch file first and foremost has the extension . Beat ou .cmd.
Create batch files

It is in fact a line (or set of lines) of ms-dos command "coded" in the form of a text file whose extension has been changed.

Then opening this file will execute the commands written in this file.

Create a blank batch file

Indeed this will be the basis of all the commands that we will develop further!

  • Right click on the Desktop -> New -> Text document ;
  • Open this file and rename it to . Beat ou .cmd ;
  • Example:Create batch files
  • Then to open this file and modify it, right click on it:Create batch files

Some useful examples of Ms-dos commands

This command provides access to a detailed list.


You can also specify the command, for example:

defrag help

(defrag /? also works)

Otherwise here are some commands:

  • chkdsk ----> Allows you to check the file system for errors. Note: can be used with the option /f to correct errors (Requires restarting the machine after confirmation O).
  • Ping www.nomd' ----> Allows you to ping IP addresses or domain names.
  • Tracert www.nomd' ----> Allows you to determine the route traveled from you to IP addresses or domain names.
  • Vol C: ---> Used to give the name of the volume (hard disk) and its serial number (Replace C: by that of the reader of your choice).
  • Title EtLeTitreQuiVousplaît ----> Allows you to change the title of the current MS-DOS window.
  • Echo LeTexteQueVousVoulez ----> Show text on screen
  • Shutdown with the parameters:
    • r ----> Allows you to restart the system.
    • s ----> Allows you to power off the system.
    • p ----> Allows you to turn off the computer without the usual delay. (For Vista and Seven).
    • h ----> Put the local computer in hibernation.
  • rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation ----> Lock the local computer.
  • tasklist ----> Allows you to see all the launched processes and their PIDs.
  • Time ----> Allows you to view and modify the system time.
  • systeminfo ----> Gives physical and software information on the configuration of the machine.
  • Print textfileaddress ----> Print a text file or a photo. Enter the address of the file as: print C:windowsphoto.jpg
  • exit ----> Exits the current MS-Dos window. (Always place at the end of your batch files in general).
  • class ----> It erases the current screen. Very useful when you code a program with options in particular.

So much for the main MS-Dos commands, of course there are still hundreds of them.

Create your batch file

You just have to open your blank batch file and "compose" commands like a salad actually composed: Create batch files

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Little warning !!

It is obvious that these commands are simple and not very risky, but it is essential to be very careful with the Ms-Dos commands which, however diverse they may be, can be dangerous when misused!

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