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Unformatted text preview: Jelena Mamenko Operating Systems Lecture Notes on Operating Systems 42 This file sets the PATH, defines a prompt and a temporary directory, runs a utility program and then clears the screen and types a menu. Batch Sample #1 Here is a sample batch file you might use to periodically back up and clear a word processing data disk. It assumes that word processing backup files are named with extension .BAK, you don't want them, and they are on the disk in drive B:. The batch file is called BAK.BAT and is also on the word processing data disk in drive B:. Start it by typing B:BAK. @ECHO OFF CLS ECHO * * * Word processing cleanup * * * ECHO Put backup disk in drive A: PAUSE ERASE B:*.BAK COPY B:*.* A: DEL A:BAK.BAT ECHO Backup is complete. Label your disk. The first line turns screen echo off. The next line clears the screen. A label is then displayed with instructions on where to place the backup disk. A keypress needed to continue, then all .BAK files are erased and all files on drive B: are copied to A:. The batch file is then deleted from A: and files are erased and all files on drive B: are copied to A:....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course CSE 362 taught by Professor Mavin during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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