Step 1: The basics
batch files are files similar t programs, while these are not programs, they do a lot that a program can do, and are the backbone of all programs. Any batch file is stored with the file extension/type .bat, you should always remember this. basic commands
start-starts a program
ex: start monkeys.bat
delete-deletes a program
ex: delete monkeys.bat
color-changes the current color of the command prompt window
ex: color 0A (changes background to black, and lettering to green)
help-displays all of the current available commands, and gives more information on a topic if you type it before the command
ex: help start (shows parameters and uses of the command start)
Step 2: Intermediates of batch
GOTO-Goes to a certain line in the program
when using goto, it is important to put goto m, or the recommendation you would like to use, and the recommendation that you use has to always have that : before it.
IF- conditioning in a program
Ex:IF (start monkey.bat) delete monkey.bat
IF is very usefule to me and it should be to you if you are going into batch. IF is like this, if the person does this, then do this. I'm not sure if you have to start the program for the line to be remembered or if you just execute the line secretly and then it's executed. I know that if you have a large first line of syntax that it's good to put a parenthesis around it. I use this alot!!!