Batch file basics

Disable echo:

@echo off

Loops over fixed values:

for %%a in (a b c) do (
    echo %%a
)

Variables:

set somevar=myvalue
echo %somevar%

echo %temp%

echo first param=%1
echo second param=%2

Check file existence:

if exist somefile.ext del somefile.ext
if not exist somefile.ext echo no file

Check variable existence:

if defined somevar echo somevar=%somevar%

Numeric comparison

if 24 gtr 30 (echo GREATER) else echo LESSEQ
rem EQU equal to
rem NEQ not equal to
rem LSS less than
rem LEQ less than or equal to
rem GTR greater than
rem GEQ greater than or equal to

Prompt:

set /p name=What is your name? 
echo Your name is %name%

Labels:

goto :mylabel

echo blah blah

:mylabel
echo Just skipped blah blah

Numeric expression in variable:

set /a num=0
:numbers
set /a num=%num%+1
if %num% EQU 10 (goto :next) else (echo %num%)
goto :numbers

:next
echo done

Pause:

pause

String comparison:

@echo off

set /p ans=Are you sure? 

if "%ans%" == "y" goto :dowork
if "%ans%" == "Y" goto :dowork

goto :eof

:dowork

echo Work is being done...