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  • Microsoft Disk Operating System.
  • It was widely used in 1980s and early 1990.
  • MS-DOS was first released in 1982 as MS-DOS 1.0.
  • Microsoft stopped development in 2000.
  • MS-DOS was also the underlying basic operating system on which early versions of Windows ran as a GUI.
  • Under MS-DOS a batch file is a text file containing a series of commands intended to be executed by the command interpreter called or cmd.exe.
  • A batch file is similar to a shell script.
  • Linux have a similar type of file called a shell script.