What Does Batch File Mean?
A batch files is a text file that contains a sequence of commands for a computer operating system. Batch files encapsulate multiple commands into a single file, and are created for command sequences that users employ repeatedly. Commonly used batch files are part of most operating systems. The sequence of commands in the batch file is initiated by entering the name of the batch file on the command line.
Techopedia Explains Batch File
In a disk operating system, a batch file has .BAT extension, while in a UNIX-based operating system, batch files are called shell scripts. In the IBM mainframe virtual machine operating system, batch files have a .EXEC extension.