.BAT File Extension

Batch File

A batch file consists of commands stored in a plain text file to be executed by the command-line interpreter. The term "batch" refers to non-interactive execution. Batch files are used to automate rep...

General Information

Title BAT File Extension
Extension .bat
Full Form Batch File
File Type Executable Script
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/x-bat

File Function

Primary Function Automate tasks
Additional Functions Command execution, Script running
Features Text-based, Executable

File Characteristics

Quality Script-dependent
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Task Automation Yes
System Administration Yes
Software Installation Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Script injection, Malware
Best Practices Code scanning, User caution

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release DOS
Notable Changes Command extensions, Unicode support

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .cmd, .sh, .ps1

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Windows Command Prompt Free Windows
Windows PowerShell Free Windows
Notepad Free Windows