Start by learning some common DOS commands:
Once you get the hang of that, you can graduate to XP batch files:
I just started really looking at ms-dos today and i looked up a few comands and started playing around. Its a whole lot of fun once you get started and i have a friend that uses "linux" he told me to keep playing on ms-dos learn how to open and operate a few programs from it and he would show me some introduction to linux and c programing. i have been thinking about learning how to do this for sometime however like i said i just started playing with it and had some fun.
now my problem is when he starts to teach me about it i dont want to feel like a complete noob and have no idea what i'm doing or what he is saying (hes way smarter than me on all this stuff) and i was wondering if someone could either give me a break down, a link, or anything else that could help me learn what all you CAN do on ms-dos and linux or any other program that works like them (feel kinda dumb atm)
what i would most appreciate is a specific comand that would do something impressive that i could learn from. i keep reading guides on it and all i keep getting is basic things like "color 09" will make your back ground black and your words navy blue (on ms-dos) i'm looking for something a little more indepth. something that i can build off of.
Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. even a link to a guide.