• Config.sys/Autoexec.bat Guide
  • Batch File Programming
  • DOS Batch Solutions #1
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    Summary:Batch file mouse + ANSI screen control, 28 1994, 17K)

    Summary:File/list processor like DOS For. EVAL
    License:Evaluation. 11 1999, 121.4K)
    Description:The ALL utility processes lists of file names and other input data in a
    variety of ways. ALL can manipulate and/or execute input records received via a pipe,
    from an input file, or from the console.

    The ALL utility enables you to execute one or more operating system
    commands on all files in a given list of files. Single file
    specification portions may be used and manipulated for flexible

    Optionally, ALL creates a command file containing commands as well as
    user input required by interactive kinds of programs.

    In addition to creating command files ALL can also produce a normal data
    file. Thus you can also use it to perform different kinds of textual
    transformations on files.

    Programs as well as user defined fields found in the records of the
    input file can be used to construct commands for execution or to produce
    data files. In this respect, ALL can be a faster and easier to use
    substitute for programs such as AWK or Perl whenever its more limited
    facilities are sufficient for your purposes.

    This ALL evaluation kit will not process more than 50 input records in
    a single run. Thus you have a fair chance to test it and see whether it
    meets your needs.

    Summary:Write BAT files to change colors/function keys 18 1991, 73.6K)

    Summary:Ricki's enhanced SET command 4 1993, 78.4K)

    Summary:Timed Ask from BAT w/config. errorlevels 10 1986, 16.4K)

    Summary:Asks questions in BATch file, w/timeout, w/src 8 1994, 14.6K)

    Summary:Timed response to Y/N prompts in .BAT files 15 1989, 14.6K)

    Summary:Batch file utility to prompt for Y/N question 1 1992, 24.4K)

    Summary:Runs 1 of batch files randomly 10 1994, 25.4K)

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    Summary:Converts BAT files to EXE files 9 1991, 33.1K)

    Summary:Comprehensive collection of Batch programs 7 1996, 122.1K)

    Batch Enhancer
    Summary:Batch Enhancer: Menus, Mouse, Hotkeys, Colors 15 1994, 83.8K)

    Batch Secrets
    Summary:Batch Secrets: Elementary color/key text info 2 1992, 11.2K)

    Summary:A well written article on Batch files 28 1988, 31K)

    Summary:Do DOS cmd /w file selection from BATCH file 24 1991, 7.8K)

    Summary:Converts DOS batch file to Unix C shell script 14 1996, 32.6K)

    Summary:Debugger/editor for Batch files 13 1995, 107.6K)

    Summary:Collection of hints on using BATch files 4 1989, 38.9K)

    Summary:Batch file utils including a powerful GetKey 13 1996, 86K)

    Summary:Scrollable menus/windows in DOS batch files 27 1989, 28.6K)

    Summary:Batch file menus w/point-and-shoot & windows 10 1992, 33.7K)

    Summary:Full screen pop-up pause/answer for BAT files 8 1991, 20.4K)

    Summary:BATutil: Execute cmd if given time has passed 26 1992, 10.6K)

    Summary:Manipulate environment/get input in BAT files 23 1990, 187.4K)

    Summary:Batutl: Counts down, allowing user to bail out 3 1993, 9K)

    Summary:BATutl: Search drive/path/volume return errlvl 6 1990, 9.5K)

    Summary:Search .BIN screens & extract current screen 19 1996, 162.3K)

    Summary:Wenham's BATCOM-compiled .BAT source code 21 1991, 123.5K)

    Summary:Batch Editor, edit files in batch 7 1985, 55.7K)

    BIGECHO 8x8
    Summary:Display 10-char msg in block characters 4 1995, 17.9K)

    Summary:41 miscellaneous batch utilities 10 1996, 89.4K)

    Summary:Pop-up menu system for use in batch files 11 1990, 20.8K)

    Summary:bOOtDrive: Drive you booted from to ERRORLEVEL 22 1996, 4.8K)

    Summary:Draws boxes around text in BAT files 16 1996, 6.9K)

    Summary:Corrects COMMAND.COM problem w/MARK & RELEASE 14 1990, 3.8K)

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    Summary:CALL command emulator for DOS < version 20 1992, 11.8K)

    Summary:Audible & visual alarm for ending a long batch 24 1991, 24K)

    Summary:Enhanced CD ChDir command sets ERRORLEVEL 16 1996, 11K)

    Summary:Check for modem carrier detect in BAT files 4 1988, 2.3K)

    Summary:CEnvi Batch-Enhancer/Macro/C-Interpreter 23 1996, 496.1K)

    Summary:Waits for disk change. Free
    Author:Matthias Bockelkamp
    Homepage: 21 1999, 2.8K)
    ChangeDisk v1.0 - What it does:

    - Small program that waits until the disk in drive A: is changed.
    - Optimal for copying disks to hard disk.

    Summary:Cmdline util to report on system; errorlevels 21 1992, 20.8K)

    Summary:Check current time / date and set errorlevel 29 1992, 12.4K)

    Summary:Ask multi-level questions in batch files 9 1990, 41.8K)

    Clay's Utils
    Summary:Various functions, 40 utils
    Author:Clay Ruth 7 1997, 311.9K)
    Clay's Utility Pack v1.2 is a collection of DOS batch and command line utilities. For example: FILEINFO and FILEDATA get internal file info from Windows program modules. ENVMASTR reads/edits environment variables of any running DOS program and reports environment size, usage, and free bytes. OCOPY is an overwriting file copier; NetWare-aware and share- aware, it can copy a file that is in use, and it can copy hidden and system files. INIMOD and INIREAD do batch editing and interpretation of INI files. XCHANGE (Extended Change) does global search-and-replace for text and binary files, replacing a string with another string or with the content of a file. YANK, for text files, similarly replaces a whole line containing a seekstring.
    Includes 40 programs in all.

    Summary:Clear 'n' keystrokes from keyboard buffer 29 1992, 10K)

    Summary:Countdown from n minutes, returning ERRORLEVEL 14 1993, 5.5K)

    Copy II
    Summary:Makes diskette copies
    Author:Russell Moore
    Homepage: 20 1999, 1.4K)
    Copy II v1.0 preforms a certain diskette copy function. It copies all
    files on one floppy diskette (A: ) to files on another diskette (A: ).
    This also works with Windows 95 and Windows 98. Useful for making
    several copies of documents and backups of files. Will work with
    MS-DOS 5.0 and later versions.

    Summary:Execute specified command after 'n' executions 12 1992, 5.6K)

    Summary:Split Filename/Ext in *.BAT line parameters 3 2000, 6.2K)
    This program will split one of the command line parameters of the batch
    file. It works in DOS system or console. Its cutting character
    defaults the period '.' so that it splits a filename parameter into its
    name and its type (extension). If the third parameter is "test.asm",
    the command "CUTPARAM 3" will set the third parameter to "test" and
    insert a 4th parameter "asm". The former 4th and following parameters
    are shifted to the 5th and following ones. You can choose any other
    cutting character for example a '_' to split a parameter like
    "proj_001.prj" into "proj" and "001.prj".

    CutParam can be handy for those who use command line compilers, linkers,
    installation or backup batch processes, etc., or those who would like to
    extend the automatic effect of some extension linked application
    starter. You do not need to supply your filename manually without a
    *.BAT file extension if it was asked to.

    If you call cutParam in a batch file you can cut this extension off and
    use the name of the file without the extension to produce other files
    with the same name but with other extension(s). You can also use the
    extension alone to perform extension dependant process.

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    Summary:Display date & time for logging, w/ASM source 8 1994, 11.9K)

    Date Check Pro
    Summary:Maintenance scheduler
    License:Freeware 4 1997, 58.4K)
    Date Check 1.61 will manage the maintenance on your computer that everyone seems to put off or forget. When run, it will execute various batch files that the user can create according to the basis you want to run it. You can run Daily, Monthly, Weekly, Yearly, on any Date or Day, or even create your own interval. It also has a "Semaphore" mode, which, instead of running batch files, it creates semaphore files, perfect if you run a BBS. It also will restrict it's running to before or after a specific time.

    Summary:Date reminder pgm for AUTOEXEC/Win3.1 startup 7 1993, 16.6K)

    Summary:Create batch files to act on files by date
    Requires:DOS 5.0 or later.
    Homepage: 3 1997, 47.9K)
    The purpose of the program is to create a file-listing of files created on a specific date or range of dates and optionally to create a batch file to operate on each of the aforesaid files. The utility of these functions is first to enable user knowledge of files stored on specified dates in unknown locations (such as those created by file self-extractions or via www browsers, Windows setups, Installations, BBS downloads, etc.) and second to backup, zip or otherwise act upon such files as the DOS operating system command set and the user's personal utilities allow.

    Summary:Warns you in advance of birthdays, etc
    Author:Bruce Guthrie
    Homepage: 29 1998, 90.8K)
    Dates.exe: Program that warns you in advance when an event like a
    birthday, anniversary, or holiday is coming up. The idea is to give you
    advance warning so you can send a card or get out of town in time.

    Summary:Draws double boxes around text in BAT files 17 1996, 7K)

    Summary:Enhanced DEL erase command 17 1996, 11.2K)

    Summary:Determines all logical drives on PC 13 1995, 5.9K)

    Summary:Powerful interactive batch utility - Freeware 4 1995, 40.9K)

    Summary:Adds window menus to any batch file 11 1991, 5.3K)

    Summary:Default drive to ERRORLEVEL
    License:Freeware. (Totally free for private persons), governmental and busines
    Homepage: 20 1996, 5.7K)
    dRIVES v0.01 is a batch utile that checks which drive is the default drive and returns it in exit codes. If You want something to happen in your batch files when a drive is the default one then use dRIVES. dRIVES will check for the default drive and return exit codes that You can use with 'if errorlevel = x goto label' in Your batch files. Beyond this dRIVES can set the default drive. I have also made dRIVES able to check how many logical drives there is on a system but however this is not working very well right now.

    Summary:String manipulation functions for batch files 31 1994, 95.4K)

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    Summary:Extended Batch Language version 14 1991, 48.8K)

    Summary:ECHO/SET-like utils,include sundry system info 24 1989, 31.2K)

    Summary:Set errorlevel to value on cmd line, w/C src 3 1990, 2.9K)

    Summary:Set errorlevel in .BAT files w/ASM 22 1992, 134K)

    Summary:Allows batch files to be interactive 19 1994, 6.4K)

    Summary:Set an environment variable in batch files 25 1989, 6.7K)

    Summary:Set DOS envir. variables based on system clock 31 1992, 11.5K)

    Summary:38 new batch commands
    Author:Jim Lawless
    Homepage: 28 2000, 27.1K)
    Envy is a batch file enhancement utility for MS-DOS, Win95, Win98, NT
    batch files. Envy will work under Windows NT/2000 if is
    used as the batch processor.

    Envy is a stand-alone program that provides 38 new subcommands for use
    in batch files (spanning string-manipulation, mathematics, bitwise
    operations, comparsions, date & time functions, random numbers, file
    I/O, and text parsing).

    Envy is able to alter environment variables in the parent
    environment, greatly simplifying many programming tasks which must be
    accomplished via a batch file.

    Envy is well-suited to address frequent problems such as needing to
    build a filename or directory name from the current date as well as
    handling the "<" and ">" character processing inside a batch file.

    Summary:Set the DOS errorlevel (return code) 29 1992, 9.9K)

    Summary:Echo With Colorfor DOS batch programs
    Author:Claus-Juergen Claussen 9 2000, 24.2K)
    EWC is used in batch programs for DOS and in DOS windows of Windows
    95/98/NT. It works similar to the ECHO command, however, using
    replacement parameters it is possible to send specific characters
    and colors to the screen. In addition, several new functions are
    introduced. The program makes use of the BIOS functions. Redirection
    of outputs (into a file instead of the screen) is not possible. All
    characters (including control characters like CR, LF, ESC, TAB, FF,
    BEL) are sent as characters to the screen. The number sign # is used
    to start replacement parameters. % parameters can be used in the same
    way as with the ECHO command.

    Summary:Check existence of files and subdirectories 18 1992, 5K)

    Summary:Exit batch file at specified time 9 1989, 33.5K)

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    Summary:Date manipulation utility for batch files 6 1996, 74.3K)

    Summary:Age of file in mins, hours, days as errorlevel 3 1995, 37.1K)

    FIND 2.3
    Summary: Find Tools
    Download: (9K)
    Description: XFIND scans files for a string (optionally in all subdirectories), and reports all files where the string was found.

    Example: XFIND "anything" C:\some\where\*.TXT *.DOC *.ASC /s > result.txt


      • Any file type can be scanned; string may include decimal ASCII codes
      • Several file name patterns (wildcards) supported
      • Reported files optionally with relative path (i.e. only subdirectory names), or with LFN's (relative or full path)
      • Output lines can be prefixed with custon string
      • Case ignored by default, case sensitive search by option

    TFIND scans a single file, and reports all lines where the given strings were found (Boolean AND).
    A FOR loop can be used to scan several files.

    Example: TFIND "this" "that" TEST.TXT > result.txt


      • The search can be limited to a field in a fixed field (column oriented) list
      • Alternative errorlevel with number of hits (max. 254)
      • Input file from STDIN supported
      • Inverted output (all lines without hits)
      • Line size up to 2Kb; file size not limited
      • File name headers (with specified or relative path, LFN's) only by option; custom prefix;
      • Special search mode where only letters and digits are relevant (option)
      • Case ignored by default, case sensitive search by option

    Notes: LFN's supported under Win9x/2000; Upper/lower case table can be patched thru Debug script

    Summary:Fine-tunes DOS FOR command w/options
    Homepage: 12 1997, 88.3K)
    FORTUNE.EXE: A tuner-upper for the DOS FOR command. Generates a batch file which does all those wildcard things you wished FOR could do (like "FORTUNE IN (*.BAS) DO RENAME %A %2*.*" to remove parts of file names). Lets you do all sorts of things including distinguishing file name roots from their extensions as well as incrementing file names by specified values.

    Summary:Batch file ask, input F1-F10 function key ans. 19 1993, 5.9K)

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    Summary:Graphic Batch Enhancer - Fully Functional 7 1996, 398.9K)

    Summary:BATch enhancer inputs from user, DOS, environ. 2 1991, 65.7K)

    GET KEY .02
    Summary:GET KEY .02: Symbolic implementation of CHOICE 5 1996, 22.3K)

    Summary:Put day of the week into DOS envir. variable 4 1993, 9.1K)

    Summary:GetKey batch file keypress utility 6 1993, 11.4K)

    Summary:Sets ERRORLEVEL if file too big 17 1996, 11.4K)

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    Summary:Returns to start DIR in batch files 21 1990, 10.4K)

    Summary:Like DOS' PAUSE w/timeout & errorcode w/srcTP 4 1993, 6.7K)

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    Summary:Makes If-predicatiton bigger/smaller than
    Author:Frank Dethlefsen 21 1999, 5.8K)
    The MS-DOS command "if" cannot do numeric predicatiton like bigger than,
    smaller than, bigger equival than or smaller equival than. Ifnumber.exe
    can. It returns an errorlevel for batch programming.

    Summary:An input command for batch files
    License:Shareware 3 1997, 41.1K)
    Input v1.0 is a input command for batch files. It allows the power of retriving infomation from an user from within a batch file. It is simular to BASIC's input or C's scanf or Pascal's readln. It is a command line program and if you do not give the minimum nuber of arguments then the on-line help pops up and shows you the proper usage for the program. It could be useful for people who write batch files in networking. It is compiled for MS-DOS compatible platforms.

    iNpUTer 2
    Summary:Input/menu to ERRORLEVEL
    Homepage: 18 1997, 9K)
    iNpUTer v0.02 is a utility that returns user input in exit codes and builds batch menus. Allows a batch file to do something when a key is pressed or when something is selected from a menu built with iNpUTer. iNpUTer will get the user input and return exit codes that you can use with 'if errorlevel = x goto label' in your batch files.

    Summary:Execute DOS/BIOS interrupts from command line 23 1992, 6.3K)

    ISDATE 2.4
    Summary: Compares Dates
    Description:IsDate compares two dates, including date tags of files and directories, TODAY. Date format acc. to COUNTRY. Optional difference (plus/minus days).
    Example: IsDate C:\arc\foo.txt before today-7

    The result (TRUE/FALSE) is returned by errorlevel.


      • LFN support (Win9x/2000/XP)
      • Comparison operators: [not] =, equal, before, after
      • Default or custom date format
      • Internal calculation of day count since Jan 1, 1901 (up to 2079)

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    Summary:Extended batch file decision maker 20 1989, 12.7K)

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    Summary:Control batch file decision making from keybd 28 1993, 7K)

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    LMOD 1.3
    Summary:Line & List Modification
    Description:LMOD extracts data from an input source (STDIN): from redirected DOS screen output, for example, or from any (ASCII) file. The extracted information is inserted into a given text or command string, and sent to STDOUT for redirection into a file. You may extract a complete line, a part of it (starting column, size) or words (by number), even several items from a source line in any order. And this will be done either for a single line, or for a given range of lines of the input source. What you can do with LMOD:
      • set environmental variables with information from (DOS) screen output
      • get keyboard input
      • generate a command using extracted input data
      • generate a list of commands for each item of a given (file) list
      • extract (and modify) range of lines from a file
      • modify lists or tables, arrange columns

    To set a variable: generate a SET command (or WINSET / SETX), and execute it thru a temporary batch file. This method also works under Windows NT/2000.
    Special Features:

      • change case for extracted data
      • tabs (to given column) for formatted output
      • right aligned fields (numeric data in tables)
      • insert CR+LF to generate several lines for each input line
      • omit CR+LF at end of output (to append later)
      • insert line number (to generate filenames, for example)
      • insert special characters by code number or in quoted string

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    Summary:Construct MENU Batch files automatically 7 1989, 83.7K)

    Summary:Self maintaining menu utility 29 1992, 24K)

    Summary:Multifunction menu program written in batch
    License:Public Domain
    Author:Mark David Bowman 25 2000, 71.9K)
    Photo.bat/Markmenu is a batch file that I have been adding to since
    late 1995. Originally, it was only meant to take a snapshot of the
    computers system files, and a few other things but has turned into a
    multi featured program. When I first wrote it, it was only 1000 bytes
    long, and had no options. Now, it has a whole bunch of options.

    Some of the features include:
    A menu program, that can load its own config files.
    A console that allows you to type in commands
    A (crude) dialer program
    Built in debugging features
    Built in memo "email" system (it's not really email in the sense
    that you can email other people on other computers. It's more like a
    local message center.

    Summary:Creates batch files which present nested menus 5 1991, 16.1K)

    Summary:Write cmd strings to console w/escape interp. 24 1990, 10.2K)

    Summary:MicroMacroBat, extends functionality of BATs 19 1991, 12.9K)

    Summary:Set unique file names for batch processing 31 1994, 28.8K)

    Summary:Menus in batch files? Freeware
    Author:Robert S Harris
    Homepage: 19 1998, 6.2K)
    This is hardly new, but I never did find one that offered user interface
    that would respond to either the arrow keys and return or item number or
    items initial letter. In short, the way they work in real applications.
    This one does.

    Summary:Ask user for input in a batch file. w/ASM src 5 1992, 3.1K)

    Summary:MTWIN: INI - GRP file manager DOS 4 1995, 144.9K)

    Nifty Fifty
    Summary:Nifty Fifty: 50 DOS utilities for batch files 22 1996, 93.3K)

    Now 1v02
    Summary:Time & Date utility for batch files 11 1999, 22.6K)
    NOW 1v02 is a DOS command line utility. It accepts a command line as a
    parameters and substitutes embedded special strings with data derived
    from the current date and time.


    NOW DIR *.TXT ">" [yr]-[mo]-[dy].DIR will generate a file called
    99-11-13.TXT (if run on 13th November 1999).

    NOW ECHO CREATED ON [day] [dy] [month] [year] AT [hh]: [mm] ">>" LOGFILE
    will append "CREATED ON Saturday 13 November 1999 AT 16: 59" into the

    There are no known problems with the Year 2000 provided that the PC and
    DOS are Y2K compliant.

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    PBATS 3.2
    Summary: Horst's PBATS - Batch Tools
    Description: This is an archive of tiny batch tools that have been around for several years.

    Note: NSET, COUNT and INPUT do not work under Windows NT/2000/XP.

    Variables, Output Handling

    NSET 2.1 pipe data from STDIN into an environmental variable
    LISTMOD 2.3 make list of commands from input list
    LOGECHO 2.1 custom entries for logfiles, with enhanced date handling
    QECHO 1.3 "quote echo" with control codes, defaults without CR/LF
    COUNT 1.0 Count, add, subtract (variable), fixed length option
    FPATH 1.1 locate path of program file, optional ChDir
    RANDOM 1.1 random number (given range) to STDOUT

    Batch Control

    EVERY 1.0 run jobs once a day / on specified days of week
    DREADY 2.2 disk(ette) ready?, optional check "ready to write"?
    PCHECK 1.1 checks if (parallel) printer is ready, optional reset
    ESPACE 1.2 environment variable space report/check with errorlevel
    KPUSH 2.0 stuff keystrokes into keyboard buffer, code test mode
    CHOIX 1.1 CHOICE Clone with mouse support
    INPUT 1.2 string input, editing of existing variable..
    ISDATE 2.2 compare date (also file date, today)
    TIMENOW 1.0 is current time within given period(s)?
    WAIT 1.4 wait with prompt, key by errorlevel
    WHAT 1.0 hour/minute/year/month/day/day of week by errorlevel

    File Utilities

    CRLF 1.3 convert: lines to be terminated by CR+LF, CR or LF
    LINEX 1.2 extract [multiple] range of lines from ASCII file
    DELAGE 1.3 delete/report files by age (days)
    CRC32 2.1 report and check CRC32, optional list processing
    LOGTRIM 1.7 trim logfiles (min/max KB)


    BANNER 1.2 big font looping message
    BIGFONT 1.0 display big characters (4 lines high), round pixels
    CSOUND 2.2 sound output to PC speaker / resident beep replacement
    WAIT4 1.4 wait for/until with large "digital clock", options


    PACO 1.2 executable COM file archive (run with prefix)

    Summary:PowerBatch: Compiles batch-like files to EXE 25 1991, 135.4K)

    Summary:Set of small batch files, some w/special reqs. 28 1996, 25.2K)

    Summary:PUADOS: Set of batch files for DOS 5 1996, 22.9K)

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    Summary:Use RAM for Batch files, save hard disk space 21 1992, 5.4K)

    Summary:Randomly selects a file from a wildcard 2 1994, 20.7K)

    Summary:RAP: Powerful Batch programming language 7 1992, 210.3K)

    Summary:Reminds you of birthdays, etc.
    Homepage: 28 1997, 48.4K)
    Reminder is a highly configurable program which reminds you of birthdays, appointments and other events. Reminder is designed to be placed in the autoexec.bat, so it'll be run every time you turn on your computer.

    Summary:Disk removability to ERRORLEVEL
    Homepage: 25 1997, 7.3K)
    rEmOvable v0.03 is a batch utility that checks wherever a disk is removable or not and returns it in exit codes. If you want something to happen in your batch files when they encounter a removable disk then use rEmOvable. rEmOvable will get the removability of a disk and return exit codes that you can use with 'if errorlevel = x goto label' in your batch files. Beyond this it can go TSR and simulate all drives as non-/removable. Useful if you want Windows 3,x to have its swap file on a removable medium.

    Summary:Presses the reset button and/or CTRL+ALT+DEL 29 1992, 9.7K)

    Summary:.BAT files for auto-return to starting drv/dir 5 1993, 2.2K)

    Summary:Ring console bell, optionally on error, w/src 8 1994, 13.7K)

    Summary:Multi-function batch enhancer by Ron Bemis 17 1990, 59K)

    Run Batch Run
    Summary:Guide to creating batch files
    Author:Finn Roaas 19 1998, 285.3K)
    This is "The Run Batch Run Book", a comprehensive collection of batch programs, a guide to Batch enhancers, useful MS-DOS utilities and where on earth you can find them, version 1.4. It's written for the beginners, for those who has been working with MS-DOS for awhile and for the experienced user that needs a reference manual to improve their own programs and for those who are looking for new ideas. This book is meant to be a tutorial and reference and is divided into chapters, so that you can find the information you are looking for. It's written in ASCII text and it's suitable for sending it to a printer. This version is distributed in English.

    Summary:Run command against each file in a given list 24 1991, 9.2K)

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    Summary:Asks question in BAT file, returns errorlevel 25 1992, 12.5K)

    Summary:Save current path setting to a batch file 29 1992, 12.2K)

    Summary:Save/restore current text screen contents 29 1992, 13.4K)

    Summary:SAY!: Echo for control chars 18 1996, 11.1K)

    Summary:Screen mode to ERRORLEVEL
    License:Freeware. (Totally free for private persons), governmental and busines
    Homepage: 27 1996, 6.1K)
    sCREENS is a batch utility that checks the screen mode and returns it in exit codes. If You want something to happen in your batch files when a screen mode is present. sCREENS will check the screen mode and return exit codes that you can use with 'if errorlevel = x goto label' in your batch files. Beyond this sCREENS can set the screen mode.

    Summary:Return screen type in use 29 1992, 12.1K)

    Summary:Pass a file as a parameter from a BATch menu 28 1993, 9.3K)

    Summary:Set environment variables from .BAT file 26 1989, 21.2K)

    Summary:Silicon Frog Batch Utilities, 1 of 3 1 1991, 68.1K)

    Summary:Silicon Frog Batch Utilities, 2 of 3 1 1991, 257.5K)

    Summary:Silicon Frog Batch Utilities, 3 of 3 1 1991, 199K)

    SHOW 1.4
    Summary:List Browser

    Summary:Sleep for specified period 29 1992, 11.6K)

    Summary: Batch util sleeps until event occurrence.
    Author: John R. Souvestre (1997).
    Updated: 2005-04-10
    Description: A very flexible command line tool for scheduling events; intended for batch files.
    From the docs:
    The possible events are: FOR a length of time, TILL a certain time, a question ASKed of the user, certain FILESPECS appear or disappear, the UPS is active, or a SCHEDuled event. Commands can be combined. Sleep is DOS, DesqView (uses DV System Memory), OS/2, and Windows aware.

    • Sleep will accept an indirect command file. Multiple lines can be used and command files can be nested. The resulting command line must be under 16K.
    • Sleep takes up to 100 filespecs, with paths and wildcards. Sleep will exit when any of these filespecs is created (+) or deleted (-). If also prefixed by "&", the conditions for those filespecs are ANDed rather than ORed.
    • Serial and parallel port monitoring: Sleep outputs a byte to the port's control register, then monitors the port's status register, looking for the presence (+) or absence (-) of a bit or bits.
    • Scheduled events can stored in a file which contains one line per event. Sleep returns the error level of an event when it occurs.
    • Sleep can also be called to return an error level based on the date or time.
    • The cursor keys can be used to modify time remaining.
    Usage: INDIRECT COMMAND FILE.Sleep "@"<file>
    FOR syntax............Sleep for [[hh":"]mm":"]ss
    TILL syntax...........Sleep till [[hh":"]mm":"]ss
    ASK syntax............Sleep ask '<prompt string>' <responses>
    FILESPECS syntax......Sleep ["&"]"+"|"-"<filespec> ...
    PAR and SER syntax....Sleep par|ser <port adr> <out> "+"<in> "-"<in>
    SCHED syntax..........Sleep sched <file>

    No documentation – type SLEEP /? for extended help screens.

    SORTXL 3.1
    Summary: ASCII File Sort
    Download: (4K)
    Description:SORTXL will sort large ASCII files - faster than SORT.EXE (WIN9x) - and runs on any PC with DOS 3.3 or better.

    Up to 8 sort criteria (fields) may be specified, each ascending or descending. This makes it easy to sort by date MM/DD/YYYY, for example, in a single pass.

    Case ignored, special characters handled according to DOS sort table.

    Summary:19 options to add Sparkle to batch files
    Author:Rob Smetana, Pro~Formance
    Email:Rob-Smetana@Worldnet.Att.Net 22 1997, 110.4K)
    Sparkle will add a little sparkle to your day or to your batch files. Menu Magic helps you create scrolling bar menus, and even writes your batch files for you.
    Sparkle is a small program to provide many utilities useful in batch files, at the DOS command prompt, called from within other programs (via "shell"), etc. Sparkle is so flexible and easy to use, that many people have thrown away their complex menuing programs and use Sparkle-driven batch files. Sparkle offers:
    * Menus: 3 different types of menus in batch files, including
    scrolling bar menus with mouse support.
    * Sound Effects: over 35, attention-getting sounds.
    * Big! Font: Display messages 8-lines high, in any color.
    Big! Scroll: Scroll tall messages across the screen.
    * Windows: 250+ frame styles; with or without shadows,
    exploding or not, in any color.
    * Quick Print: Print text anywhere on the screen in any color.
    * Pause: Pause from 1/3 second to several minutes.
    * Prompts: Dynamic prompts to stimulate a key-press.
    * Unusual Colors: Dark Blue and Bright Backgrounds.
    * Fades: Dramatic fade-outs (screen transitions).
    And more.

    Summary:Winchester Computer Systems SuperBat utilities 30 1990, 32.7K)

    Summary:Batch & screen-save utilities w/mouse input 26 1991, 94.8K)

    Summary:Steenburgh's Stuff batch utilities 22 1996, 301K)

    Summary:Place keystrokes in keyboard buffer -- BAT aid 24 1990, 108.6K)

    Summary:Stuff keys into the keyboard buffer. Non-TSR 29 1992, 12.1K)

    Summary:Adds 70 string handling functions to BAT files 18 1996, 74.9K)

    Summary:SW: BATCH file enhancement utility 17 1993, 52.7K)

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    Summary:Execute two programs in sequence 20 1996, 111K)

    Summary:Unix-like expression test utility, w/C src 14 1994, 14.1K)

    Summary:Controls batch files through error codes 28 1990, 11.4K)

    The Secrets of Batch files
    Summary:The Secrets of Batch files: Color and macros 17 1992, 67.8K)

    Summary:Display current date & time on standard output 15 1990, 54.2K)

    Summary:Return disk free space as ERRORLEVEL 25 1991, 3.7K)

    Summary:TurboBAT: Compiles DOS batch file to .COM file 6 1996, 49.8K)

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    Summary:UniNova Batch Utilities Freeware bundle 16 1996, 52K)

    Summary:Check if specified drive is ready 23 1993, 10K)

    Summary:Return DOS errorlevel based on day of week 27 1994, 10.6K)

    Summary:Utility_Belt: Batch file utility collection 21 1996, 60.1K)

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    Summary:Get assisngments from INI file
    With VARGET you can get assignments from a (Windows style) INI file, and make them available as environmental variables. Section names are supported.
    Example: call var get [desktop]wallpaper from %windir%\WIN.INI

    To generate the variables VARGET uses the same CALL VAR construct as VARSET.COM (Win 2000/XP compatible). Several assignments can be extracted with a single command.

    Example: call var get MAIL,SOURCE,ADDRESS from XJOB.INI

    VARGET offers an easy way to use INI files for your own batch projects. To save environmental space you can activate variables only when you need them.

    Summary:Set environment variables
    VARSET sets variables with various file related information, and offers integer arithmetic and string operations. Long file names are supported under Win 9x/2000/XP (not under NT).
    The syntax is easy to remember, e.g.: call var set FD=date of filename.ext

    To set the environmental variable a SET instruction is generated, and automatically executed through the CALL VAR SET .. construct (this also works under Win NT).

    DATE, TIME Date/time tag of given file (name), or current date/time
    FILES, DIRS Number of files/directories (wildcards)
    SIZE Size of file(s), wildcards supported, bytes, Kb or Mb
    LINES Number of lines (ASCII file assumed)
    VOL Volume label for given drive letter
    DRIVE, -DRIVE Extract or remove drive from given filespec
    NAME File name without path and extension
    EXT, -EXT Extract or remove extension
    LFN, SFN Long/short file name (with full path)
    FULL Complete file name with full path

    Substring (position, length)
    (expression) Integer calculation

    Options: Change upper/lower case, right aligned strings, leading zeros, thousands separators.

    Summary:Set environment variable to video display type 25 1990, 25.2K)

    Summary:VolumeChecker: Batch utility checks disk label 19 1991, 4.9K)

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    Summary:Batch file pause utility, wait for x seconds
    Author:Gary Diehl 24 2000, 21.6K)
    Wait.exe - a ms-dos/Win3.1/95/98/2k/NT compatible batch file utility
    where you can pause a batch file for as long as a full day. Use in
    those batch scripts where you want to wait for a certain number of
    seconds, and then let the batch file continue on. More useful
    replacement to the pause command if you don't want to pause forever.

    Summary: WINDOWS Clipboard Utility for DOS
    Download: (3K)
    WCLIP sends redirected/piped DOS text to the WINDOWS clipboard.

    Example: DIR | WCLIP

    It also reads from the clipboard, sending the text to STDOUT (for redirection to a file).

    Extended ASCII characters are converted according to the country specific "OEM" font.


      • Append to current text in clipboard (default: overwrite)
      • T-Pipe: send text to the screen as well (STDOUT)
      • WCLIP runs in a DOS box under WIN95/98 (not under NT/W2K/XP)
      • 32 bit version see: Windows / Command Tools / Cliptext.

    wHat A tIMe
    Summary:System clock to errorlevel
    License:Freeware. (Totally free for private persons), governmental andbusiness
    Homepage: 6 1996, 5.1K)
    wHat A tIMe v0.01 is a batch utility that reads the system clock and returns it in exit codes. If you want something to happen on a specified time then use wHat A tIMe. wHat A tIMe will get the user time and return exit codes that you can use with 'if errorlevel = x goto label' in your batch files.

    WBAT 2.50
    Summary:Dialog boxes for DOS batch
    Dialog boxes for DOS batch: menues, buttons, input fields, checkboxes, radio buttons, list selection Easy handling, no ANSI stuff to deal with - colors are specified by name. WBAT runs under all Windows versions or plain DOS. Features: Layout for box with text and control elements - all elements can be freely arranged Quick box with specifications in the command line Selection from batch generated lists (e.g. DIR file lists) Text pages with color attributes INI file with defaults and preferences Win NT/2000 compatible handling of variables Mouse handling is supported in a GUI box as well as in full screen mode. Of course WBAT will also work under plain DOS. DEMO.BAT supplied with full handling details (instead of a DOC file).

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    Summary:Extended echo for DOS batch programs
    Author:Claus-Juergen Claussen 30 1998, 84K)
    This file contains a couple of DOS utilities which are written in English and German languages. They are useful for those computer users who like to create batch files and who are looking for assistance and more performance. The main program in the collection is It replaces the DOS command Echo. Xecho allows the user to work with a lot of parameters.
    Thus it is possible:
    to send the current date and time to the screen
    to send any text string containing any characters (including <>|) to
    the screen
    to finish the echo line without CR/LF
    to switch on or off NumLock, CapsLock and ScrollLock
    to output frequencies via the normal board speaker
    to check LPT.. for printer (ready for printing or not)
    to check mouse
    to perform integer decimal calculations
    to generate error levels from a lot of occurrences
    to set cursor to a certain position or make it invisible
    Xecho is described completely. The other utilities provided show their functionality by typing their name with the /? parameter.

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