Any ASCII editor can edit batch files. A list of editors that can syntax highlight batch syntax can be found here. You can also use the default notepad shipped with windows to edit and view a batch file, although it does not offer syntax highlighting.
To open notepad:
- Press Win 𐌎+R, type
notepadand then press Enter.
Alternatively, the most "primitive" way to create a batch file is to redirect output from the command line to a file, eg.
echo echo hello world > first.bat
echo hello world to the file
You can edit a batch file by right clicking the file and selecting "Edit" from the context menu.
To view the contents of a batch file from within a command prompt, run the following command:
You can also start editing your batch file with notepad from the command prompt by typing