Information about the .cmd (cmd) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .cmd (cmd) file type.

Windows-DOS command file.

A .cmd file is a scripting file. A .cmd file provides extra scripting commands over .bat files.

.cmd files were introduced with Windows 2000 and are in many ways a successor to the older .bat files. Unlike .bat files, .cmd files are not recognised on Windows 9x or any earlier version of Windows. .cmd files are run using the 32-bit cmd.exe command processor, whereas .bat files are run using the older 16-bit command processor.

cf DOS (glossary)

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .cmd files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .cmd. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.