What is BTM?

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BTM stands for “batch to memory” and it refers to a batch file created under the DOS or Microsoft Windows environment.  Batch files are typically stored in a text-based format and contain various details and commands.  In the case of BTM files, inside them are the test scripts and corresponding codes for the command interpreter application.  Under the Windows or DOS platform, batch files have the .BTM extension.

The main content of BTM files are the commands that are necessary to perform several actions.  These commands will then be read and accepted by the command interpreter through the DOS or command prompt.  Under this environment, various tasks may be done automatically by simply indicating the configurations and sets of actions on the script file or BTM file.  Automation of certain tasks are certainly helpful in the sense as it makes regular tasks so much easier to perform when compared to creating commands one by one.  Through the BTM file, several scripts of commands may be added in order to have the computer perform specific functions and tasks. What typically happens is that the command interpreter will read these commands or scripts one by one or line by line to execute them.

In terms of running the batch file or BTM file, there are specific commands and parameters for every platform involved.  IN the case of MS-DOS environment, the BTM files may be activated through the command prompt.  Under the command prompt, specific names or commands are typed along with their corresponding parameters.  On the early versions of Windows OS, running BTM files is based more on GUI or graphic user interface instead of the standard text-based commands in DOS.  Aside from Windows and DOS environments, batch files such as BTM files may also be found in other environments including OS/2 from IBM and Windows NT.  IN other platform BTM files may also have a different file extension or naming convention.

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