DOS Output


MS-DOS (or DOS) has its own built-in scripting language, which is commonly referred to batch. To create batch files, use a text editor such as Notepad++ and name the file with a .bat file extension. For example, one could name the file below menu.bat and then run it from the DOS prompt by typing menu.

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The following program presents the user with a menu. @echo off turns off displaying a command in DOS and just performs echo.

Example: Simple Output in MS-DOS Batch

	@echo off
	echo Main Menu
	echo ---------
	echo 1. Run Program #1
	echo 2. Run Program #2
	echo 3. Run Program #3
	echo 4. Exit

Screenshot of above MS-DOS batch file running:

Screenshot of above MS-DOS batch file running