MS-DOS and Windows command line batch command

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope
batch command

The batch command is part of the Recovery Console. It is used to execute a series of commands within a file.

Tip

If you are looking for help with batch files, we suggest you look at our batch file page.

Availability

The batch command is available in the following Microsoft operating systems.

Batch syntax

Executes commands specified in a text file.

BATCH Inputfile [Outputfile]
Inputfile Specifies the text file containing the list of commands to be executed.
Outputfile If specified, contains the output of the specified commands. If not specified, the output is displayed on the screen.

Batch cannot be one of the commands included in the Inputfile.

Batch examples

batch myfile.txt

The above batch command example runs through each of the commands in the myfile.txt file and display the output to the screen.

Additional information