Meaning – A batch file is one that contains all the instructions that are to be executed unattended, or without human intervention. In a windows based system, the batch file is stored or saved with a ‘.bat’ extension, and this can be seen all across the platform, and even in the installation files of a few applications.
If the computer is running a different operating system, then they may define batch jobs within a shell script. This shell script also contains instructions that are to be executed one after the other.
To summarise, batch files are used to help load programs, run multiple processes simultaneously and perform common or repetitive tasks.
Example of Usage – “When the user opened the contents of the software installer, he came across many files with the .bat format. He then figured out that these are batch files.”