Originally Posted by Solouko
What's the Linux equivalent of a windows batch file?
I would paraphrase that question as
What is a Linux scripting language that is badly documented, internally inconsistent and not very powerful?
Sorry, you can find plenty of Linux scripting languages that are as badly documented as the Windows batch file language, but I don't think you can find one as internally inconsistent and lacking in power.
Seriously, bash scripting seems to be the most popular Linux tool filling the role of advanced .bat files in Windows.
But bash scripting is lot more powerful and complex than .bat files, so there is far more to learn. Hopefully you can find a simple subset of bash scripting that is easy to learn while already being more powerful than .bat files.
Anyway, there are several choices of "shell scripting" languages (such as bash) as well as other scripting languages. It sounds like your current task barely (if at all) needs scripting. Learning a little bash scripting is a good idea even if your current task doesn't require it.