Talk:batch file

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batch file[edit]

batch + file. Compare executable file etc. -- Liliana 06:24, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Keep. It is really a fixed term at least on MS-DOS. — TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 07:05, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
That's right. Keep. --Actarus (Prince d'Euphor) 07:36, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Really? I've seen batch file used with quite many other things as well. I'm sure it should be possible to find cites like this. -- Liliana 11:20, 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)
I found a couple hits on google books:"batch file" VAX for what are basically shell scripts called batch files; i.e. one book that called w:WANK (computer worm) (a VAX worm) a "batch file" (it also called it WNK, so there may be some transmission error.--Prosfilaes 23:34, 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)
Yes, keep please. From the components you can't even tell what kind of file it is. --Anatoli (обсудить) 23:42, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Knowing batch and file wouldn't help you understand this term. ~ Robin 18:00, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Symbol keep vote.svg ed, if we're using graphics now. Or, just kept.​—msh210 (talk) 22:21, 29 January 2012 (UTC)