BAT is a file extension for a batch file format. BAT files are primarily associated with Microsoft’s Batch Processing.
A batch file takes the form of a text file containing a sequence of commands for an operating system. Batch files are named for the fact that they batch commands into a single file that would otherwise have to be presented to the system interactively from a keyboard one at a time.
MIME type: application/bat, application/x-bat, application/x-msdos-program, application/textedit, application/octet-stream
Learn more about BAT files:
Ronald Schmelzer discusses batch processing with SOA.
See, ask or answer questions about batch files on ITKnowledge.com.
Wikipedia explains batch processing.