[SOLVED] how to write a batch file in linux?and what are batch(.bat) file benefits?
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you don't use ".bat" files under Linux, that's a DOS convention. the equivalent under Linux would usually be a bash script file, which you can learn to write from reading the bash scripting howto and using the editor of your choice.
You don't write "batch files" in Linux.
(for the sake of simplicity here), they are called shell scripts, or perhaps just scripts and have a usual .sh extension.
.bat files cannot run in linux (except in Wine?)
Linux shell scripts can be run in cygwin on Windows, but not as "batch files".
They mostly do the same thing, process and accept supplied commands to the host's command interpreter.
Both environments process their respective script.sh or file.bat one line at a time.
Both Windows' batch files and Linux's shell scripts can be manipulated to behave in the desired manner, although the commands to achieve that 'desired manner' may differ from Linux to Windows and vice versa.
a Windows batch file that has "cls" to clear screen ...would be in a Linux shell script as "clear"