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- Keep. It is really a fixed term at least on MS-DOS. — TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 07:05, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
- Keep. It's a specific type of file. Wide-spread longterm use.--Dmol 12:45, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
- Hmm, I've never heard "batch file" used for this kind of file outside of MS-DOS. Aren't they called "shell scripts" or "command scripts" in other environments? Equinox ◑ 18:58, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
- Keep. It's certainly not obvious from the meanings of the separate words that a batch file is actually a script that is run in the command shell. If anything, 'shell script' is less idiomatic than 'batch file'. —CodeCat 23:07, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
- Keep; in the MS-DOS environment, I'd have a hard time thinking of what batch meant.--Prosfilaes 23:34, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
- Keep Knowing batch and file wouldn't help you understand this term. ~ Robin 18:00, 29 January 2012 (UTC)