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What is a bat file and how do I open a bat file?

The BAT suffix is used for a DOS batch file. Its purpose is to execute commands with the Windows Command Prompt, and it contains a series of line commands that might be entered at the DOS command prompt. It is most commonly used to start programs and run maintenance utilities within Windows. BAT files can be manually created and edited to automate tasks and perform repetitive operations. They are written with a basic text editor, such as Notepad, and saved with the BAT extension.

Mac OS
Recommended bat file download:
Any text editor
Microsoft Windows Command Prompt
Any text editor
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac with Windows installed
Detail bat file extension information:
File Type: bat
File Format: DOS Batch File
Primary Association: Program Execution Files
Mime Type: application/bat, application/octet-stream, application/textedit, application/x-bat, application/x-msdos-program