From the official DOS 5 manual.


Using Doskey to Work with Macros

A macro is a set of commands that you carry out by typing the name of the macro. A macro is very like a batch program. Both contain sets of commands that you carry out by typing a name. A macro differs from a batch program in the following ways:

A macro is stored in RAM, whereas a batch program is stored on disk.



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You can run a batch program from inside a macro, but you can't run a macro from inside a batch program. However, you can include a command that creates a macro inside a batch proggram.



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