Category : Batch File Utilities - mostly for DOS
Archive   : ABFS.ZIP
Filename : ADVBAT99.TXT

Output of file : ADVBAT99.TXT contained in archive : ABFS.ZIP
Advanced Batch File Course - Summary

o To use BATCH files effectively you must:

- Know DOS thoroughly, e.g. Piping, Wildcards, PATH & APPEND Etc.

- Apply KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)

-- BATCH files run S-L-O-W-L-Y ... Keep Them Short & In RAM
-- BATCH files are PROGRAMS ... Complex Ones Have BUGS!
-- BATCH files have little "elegance" ... Use Power Languages for Power
-- BATCH files often are "silent" ... What the @#!? happened here?
-- BATCH files can be Dressed Up ... If You Pay the Price!

- COMBINE "Programs" with BATCH files for Mutual Benefit

o Experiment and USE the Language, Its FREE and Not TOO Dangerous!

-- You can EDIT "piped" DIR's, dBASE printouts, etc. quickly to
create .BAT files for long-running, tedious input chores such as
backing up files, downloading mainframe datasets etc. etc.

-- BATCH files can CREATE 'programs' or other BATCH files using ECHO

and other DOS techniques. AND, if the output is a .BAT file,
the "creator" can EXECUTE the new "Program" too!

-- PROGRAMS can create or edit .BAT files, whether or not the .BAT
file is already "running". This allows a great deal of power,
and done properly, can automate "dreadful" tasks, or provide
"nice" interfaces etc. and do so WITHOUT "Ram Cram" problems!

-- Yes, we showed you that you can write "Worms" with batch files,
and (conceivably) even Viruses, but the real problem is to avoid
creating a BUG FACTORY when the slightest thing goes wrong! The
answer is (1) Knowledge; (2) Planning; (3) Believe Murphy's Law!

PRACTICE "Defensive Programming" with BATCH files and ALL Languages!

  3 Responses to “Category : Batch File Utilities - mostly for DOS
Archive   : ABFS.ZIP
Filename : ADVBAT99.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: