-------------------- MS-DOS v6.22 Help: Batch Commands ---------------------

                               Batch Commands
A batch file or batch program is an unformatted text file that contains one
or more MS-DOS commands and is assigned a .BAT extension. When you type the
name of the batch program at the command prompt, the commands are carried
out as a group.
Any MS-DOS command you use at the command prompt can also be put in a batch
program. In addition, the following MS-DOS commands are specially designed
for batch programs:
<Call>                    <If>
<Choice>                  <Pause>
<Echo>                    <Rem>
<For>                     <Shift>

You can use the COMMAND /Y command to step through a batch program line by
line, and can selectively bypass or carry out individual commands. This is
useful for tracking down problems in batch files. For more information, see

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