Introduction: MS-DOS Batch Fun

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Hello everyone! We are going to see the secrets and workings of MS-DOS!

Step 1: Commands, Commands, Commands.

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Here is a GREAT link for commands

Step 2: BATCH FILES! Yay!

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"But... what if I want to run a LOT of commands repeatly without getting tired?" You say. Well... that`s were BATCH files come in. Let`s do a run-down of batch files, I don`t mind if you build off them, if, IF you give me credit for the original batch.

Step 3: Crazy Cmd

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Number #1: CrAzY cmd

@echo off
title Cmd.exe
color 0F
:top
set /p UI=c:/.
echo %RANDOM%%UI%%RANDOM%
%RANDOM%
GOTO top

save as Cmd.bat
if you`re not using Wine replace c:/. with c:/>
For some thing crazy to happen type >>CMD.BAT || or >CMD.BAT ||

Step 4: MyCMD

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number #2 : MyCMD

:start ::this is optional onless you know you will want to reset with goto start.
@echo off
color 0a
title MyCMD
echo Welcome.
:Top
echo.
set /p command= ::Your prompt here.
%command%
goto Top

Step 5: Crazy Nethack

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#3: Annoying NetHack
You ever heard of the console(CMD, BASH, SH, etc.) game NetHack?
This batch can(And will.) annoy any Windows newbie swapping from Linux.
Note:Place in System32 or it won`t work.

@echo off
cls
title Error
:top
echo FATAL ERROR:
echo Your operating system is not supported
echo Version:
ver
GOTO top

Save as nethack.bat

Step 6: Some Hacks I Found Out.

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How to get back to the directory that the batch file is in no matter where it is!:

CD %~dp0

How to loop for a preset amount of times:

set /a loopvar=10
:: ^How many times to loop.
:loop
::Replace ECHO %loopvar% with your commands
echo %loopvar%
if %loopvar% EQU 1 (
goto endloop
) ELSE (
goto loop)


Step 7: Done, Already??

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Yep, we are done.

Comments

IridiumD (author)2014-12-22

My edit to the Crazy Nethack:

@echo off
cls
title Error
color 0A
set /a UI=c:/.
:top
echo.
echo FATAL ERROR:
echo Your operating system is not supported
echo Version:
ver
echo Error Code:
echo %RANDOM%%RANDOM%%RANDOM%%RANDOM%%RANDOM%%RANDOM%%RANDOM%%RANDOM%%RANDOM%%RANDOM%
ping 193.0.2.2 -n 1 -w 1000 > nul
goto top

This makes a small amount of time for the user to see their version without any user input, AND generates a random error code.

fabsy333 (author)2011-10-12

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Is THIS  a VIRUS?!?!?!?!??!?!!!
 |  |  |  |  
|  |  |        VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

Prof. Pickle (author)fabsy3332012-12-20

If it was, would be be running it?

Prof. Pickle (author)2012-12-20

I have one question, you know about modifiers (%~dp0) yet you don't know how to use the FOR /L command? (unless someone told you about that modifier specifically and you don't know about them, which is fine).

In your last "fake virus", why not use the FOR /L command?

erikals (author)2009-07-17

very interesting the user only has to close the batch window to stop it but here's my version: @echo off cls title Error :top echo FATAL ERROR: echo Your operating system is not supported echo Version: ver pause GOTO top The pause is so the user can see their Windows version before it loops again.

Prof. Pickle (author)erikals2012-12-20

Why do you put them all in the same lines? It makes it very irritating to decipher.

ac1D (author)2009-04-22

they alway make me laugh :D

will421 (author)ac1D2009-04-22

;)

Arbitror (author)will4212009-07-07

He's laughing at, not with you!

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