Using a batch-file with the ".BAT" extension is the same using ".CMD" extension ?
I created a batch-file under Windows XP and I gave it the extension ".BAT". This batch-file must be used only under Windows 2000/XP. It is incompatible with Windows 9x or below.
I read that to avoid a batch-file (created for WinNT*-only) be executed under Windows 9x I must rename it with the ".CMD" extension.
Now I was wondering, if I rename the file from "mybatch.BAT" to "mybatch.CMD" change anything?
It is just a way to distinguish the two files or something is changing? The command syntax is the same? Windows will execute the file in the same way?
Can I rename SAFELY any batch-file (created for Windows NT/2K/XP) from ".BAT" to ".CMD" extension?
thank you so much.