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I recently moved to a new company that uses Windows batch files left, right and center.

Is there a definitive book of writing / using batch scripts out there? It's mostly Windows XP and Server 2003 in the backend and workstations.

Any help appreciated.

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I use good old-fashioned Google for help. The first five links on Google are the main go-to sites I use (depending on which is ranked higher at the time). I used the search nt batch files. – user3463 Jun 22 '11 at 21:16
I thought of mentioning the first five google results, but I wasn't sure if those were personalized results due to my having used them in the past. – music2myear Jun 22 '11 at 21:55

I learned batch scripting by asking questions on forums and by referencing several sites constantly as I was working my way through a script of my own devising.

The sites I referenced most frequently were: us/ntcmds_shelloverview.mspx?mfr=true

They are mostly references for commands and their syntax. But that was what I needed and that was what helped me most.

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