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Just a quick question.  If I have a Test.bat and a Test.cmd in the same folder then from a command line in the folder where they exist if you just type test which file executes first and why.  Is there anything that makes one file run over the other or is it just because .bat first in the alphabet that .cmd?  now if I just specify the file either Test.bat or Test.cmd then I already know which will execute.

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I believe the order of execution is based on the PATHEXT variable.  Though, why do you have any .BAT files at all?  TECHNICALLY, there is a difference... ..bat extentions are executed in a 16bit VDM while .cmd extentions are executed in a 32bit VDM.  (from a comment found here http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-1466057.php)
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And the B grade is... because I used the word "believe"?
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