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what's the difference between .cmd and .bat ?

In addition to what cluberti linked to, there's a couple more points:

-.cmd being the new extension, won't run on older OS'es (i.e. Win9x and DOS)

-to quote a ex-MS employee (Mark Zbikowski):

The differences between .CMD and .BAT as far as CMD.EXE is concerned are:

With extensions enabled, PATH/APPEND/PROMPT/SET/ASSOC in .CMD

files will set ERRORLEVEL regardless of error. .BAT sets ERRORLEVEL

only on errors.

So for most uses, there's not a whole lot of difference. That being said, there's no reason to still use the very old .bat extension, unless you're writing a batch file for legacy systems (pre-NT)

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