You must have reported a .bat extension, right? It’s the reason which dragged you to this platform. As a Windows user, you might be mundane with Command Prompt (CMD), a Command Line Interpreter of Windows and its fundamental commands. Everyone often uses a certain set of commands in order to get some information and perform specific work on Windows. These commands are stored in the form of batch files and saved as a .BAT extension.
Did you know about the batch file? There are hardly some people who know more about these file types. So here we bring for you a guide with complete information about what is the batch file, how to open, edit and convert the batch file.
WHAT IS A BATCH FILE?
Batch File is a kind of plain text file that comprises a sequence of commands for the Windows Operating System. The term batch file indicates that it packages the commands into a set. Every file with a .BAT extension is known as the batch file. In every software, there is a batch file that is used to perform different functions like edit, run, copy etc.
HOW TO OPEN BAT FILE?
Although Windows recognize the batch files as an executable (.exe) file, it is completely composed of text commands. Thus it can be open by any text editor such as Notepad. Notepad supports all version of windows, so you can use Notepad to open the batch file.
Once you select the batch file, right-click on it to open a drop-down menu. From the menu, choose the option “edit”. It will show you the relevant text editor, you can select any text editor to open the file. A set of commands will appear on the screen of the editor.
The prompt commands stored in Batch file save the time of the users which they waste in typing the same commands more than one time. You can schedule your Windows to shut down after a specific interval of time using this batch command files.
HOW TO EDIT BAT FILE?
Editing a batch file is a very easy process that you can try. If you like to make some modification in your created batch file, you’re allowed to do so. You only have to simply right-click on the file and select the option “rename”. After that, the batch file will open in the text editor. Once you complete the modification, just save the changes. Now, when you run the commands of the Batch file, it will execute in a new manner with recent changes.
The Bottom Lines…
The batch file or BAT file is a very useful set of commands. Also, it is very easy to open and edit the files without installing any other application on Windows. Even with some specific script, you can convert the batch file into an executable (.exe) file. If you also want to handle any Batch file, the above-given information is very helpful for you.