Batch file command reference

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Even though modern versions of Windows have rich scripting capabilities I regularly find myself writing batch (.bat) or command (.cmd) files for automating system tasks, sometimes during migrations from older versions of MS-DOS or Windows which do not have the same command set. I generally consider my batch file writing skills to be pretty good, but I have found the Computer Hope Batch File Help website to be a useful resource for checking syntax between different operating system versions.

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