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DOS Command  call


CALL [d:][path]batchfilename [options ]

Purpose: Calls another batch file and then returns to the current batch file to continue processing.



Used within a batch file to specify the name of another batch file (a file with the .BAT filename extension). The original batch file calls into action the Called batch file. When the Called batch file ends, control is transferred back to the original batch file.

This command function (transfer of control back to a calling batch file) was not available prior to DOS Version 3.

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