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11.11.2012, 05:55 PM
I thought it might be helpful to post a few links to reference material that I often use when writing batch files. Other users might like to add to the list.

"Computer Hope" is a good source of documentation, some of it dating right back to the days of DOS but still useful for writing batch files today
Batch File Help (http://www.computerhope.com/batch.htm)
There are links there under "Quick Links" covering all the available batch commands. One very powerful command that I often use is
The FOR command (http://www.computerhope.com/forhlp.htm)

Complete documentation of all the commands can also be found in the Microsoft Technet library. Choose whichever you find the easier to follow.
Batch Commands A-Z (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490890.aspx)
... and two from the Microsoft Windows XP documentation that you might find helpful
Using Batch Parameters (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/percent.mspx?mfr=true)
Using Command Redirection (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/redirection.mspx?mfr=true)