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Here is the basics of Batch files, specifically made for the group "Batch Lovers"
Batches are little files that run DOS commands in certain orders.
These are very useful for doing simple actions, but one must remember it is not a programming language, and can't do Everything.
Because batch files are simply DOS commands, let us get to know our text-based friend!
To access it, simply go to the Run Programs feature in your Start menu and type in CMD.
If you like this Batch Tutorial, you should check out the
Slightly More Advanced Basic Batch Tutorial and the Advanced Batch Tutorial
Step 1: DIR Command
What this command does is it shows thie DIRectory, meaning all the files, and all of the folders that are present in a certain directory. This includes ALL files, no matter if they are hidden, or read only, or whatever, the DIR will show each of them. It will also show the memory taken by the directory, and the memory free. Though the latter is cut out of the image to show the command being used.
By using the DIR command, we can see the files, and folders that we may want to manipulate in the future with other commands.