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Definitions of BATCH FILE
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(Or script) A text file containingoperating system commands which are executed automaticallyby the command-line interpreter. In Unix, this is calleda "shell script" since it is the Unix shell which includesthe command-line interpreter. Batch files can be used as asimple way to combine existing commands into new commands.In Microsoft Windows, batch files have filename extension,".bat" or ".cmd". A special example is autoexec.bat whichMS-DOS runs when Windows starts.
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- Noting a compound containing four replaceable hydrogen atoms. acids or alcohols, containing four replaceable atoms of hydrogen.