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Useful Batch Files - Simple Files

As you start working with your assembler, you will find it cumbersome to constantly type commands with long lists of switches. To quicken your work, you may find it useful to set up a few batch files in DOS to reduce your typing. The common ones that I use are given below. You should reference your book (pp. 27-29) for a detailed description of what these files will do. You are not required to learn how to write, or use batch files for this course. I am providing these only to facilitate your work.


Assemble and Link - this will take a single assembly source file, assemble it and if the assembly is successful, it will link the file. This file does not work with library modules. We'll talk about those later in the semester.

tasm /zi /z /Mx %1,,,;
if errorlevel 1 goto stop
tlink /co /v /m %1,,;
:stop
Ex: C:>al myfile

Clean Directory - When you assemble and link files with the above batch file, several reports will be generated. You will probably find it useful to look through the .MAP files when you write up your memory utilization sections on your reports. However, sometimes your directory will get cluttered and this batch file will clean up the report files.

echo off
del *.obj
del *.xrf
del *.lst
del *.map
del *.exe
echo on

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Last Modified: April 7th, 1999 - Barry E. Mapen Last Modified: January 26, 1999 - Barry E. Mapen