Category : Batch File Utilities - mostly for DOS
Archive   : ABFS.ZIP
Filename : ADVBAT01.TXT

Output of file : ADVBAT01.TXT contained in archive : ABFS.ZIP

3. The distribution files contain a number of shareware utilities and/or
public domain programs. Please read and honor the shareware agreements
contained in these programs. All programs written by the author,
W.B. Malthouse, are to be considered public domain software and are
furnished for your enjoyment and use without payment or license, and
with no donation requests.

4. The batch files below are included ONLY to illustrate certain rather
peculiar language features in a high-impact manner, and to show some
ERRORs that can occur in even such a simple programming language as
the DOS batch file language. These programs are NOT intended in any
way to encourage "hacking" or anti-social programming attempts such
as have resulted in the distribution of VIRUS-loaded software.

WORM.BAT -- A very dumb "Worm" BATCH File that just GROWS ...
BOMB.BAT -- A version of WORM that doubles and doubles ...

(The author will personally TERMINATE any dummy who uses these things
as a model for mischief ... as soon as he can FIND that #$@! idiot!)


5. The presentation makes use of several of the author's software tools
such as his favorite editor etc. in a support role. These tools are
NOT included in the distribution, but are not necessary to review the
text notes or use the example batch files. If by some stupidity I
messed up and left anything on the disk which is clearly a commercial
product etc., please erase it and let me know that it got left there
by accident. I have tried hard to delete all the junk, but after all,
even BATMAN is human!

6. Every effort has been made to use ONLY those features of DOS which
work in Version 3.3+, supplemented only by some very simple programs
such as ASK to get keyboard input into a program and IPL to reboot
a machine without the user having to press CTRL-ALT-DEL, rather than
relying on public-domain, shareware or commercial utility programs
which are "batch enhancers". Accordingly, the examples are rather
"plain vanilla" in their use of graphics, screen color, musical
"beep"s etc., all of which can be added quite simply with one or more
of these "enhancers" such as the PC-Magazine "BATCHMAN" utility.

Such "dress-up" changes are left to the reader as an exercise if that
is desired, and I recommend that you do use these utilities to solve
your problems in "real" batch files. However, there is a PRICE for
everything, and that price is exacted in terms of reduced execution
SPEED when using such enhancements! Sure, it's only a LITTLE tiny
bit slower, but have a heart for the guy with an XT running at 4.77 Mz
with an 85 msec hard disk! Batch files should make things both EASY
and QUICK ... use a programming language for really heavy-duty stuff
with fancy windows, colors etc.

Ok, enough chatter, lets get on with the show ...

  3 Responses to “Category : Batch File Utilities - mostly for DOS
Archive   : ABFS.ZIP
Filename : ADVBAT01.TXT

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: