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Difference between .cmd & .bat files?


Mark Zbikowski \(MSFT\) Jul 21, 2003 9:20 AM
Posted in group: microsoft.public.win2000.cmdprompt.admin
The differences between .CMD and .BAT as far as CMD.EXE is concerned are:

With extensions enabled, PATH/APPEND/PROMPT/SET/ASSOC in .CMD
files will set ERRORLEVEL regardless of error. .BAT sets ERRORLEVEL
only on errors.


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"Gregory Mamayek" <gmam...@dllr.state.md.us> wrote in message
news:3F183117.8F694280@dllr.state.md.us...
> Gang:\>
>
> How come some files fire using .cmd, while others use .bat?
> When would you use either one?
>
> Is it because .cmd is for execution, while .bat is used to provide a
> data source (ie. like web page .htm using SQL to call data source .bat)?
>
> --
> Cordially,
> Greg
> A+ BS MCSE Web Developer
>
>