The description below is from the book DOS the
Easy Way by Everett Murdock Ph.D.
for information about downloading the book.
Type: Internal (3.3 and later)
CALL [d:][path]batchfilename [options ]
Purpose: Calls another batch file and then returns to the current
file to continue processing.
Used within a batch file to specify the name of another batch file (a
the .BAT filename extension). The original batch file calls into action
CALLed batch file. When the CALLed batch file ends, control is
to the original batch file.
This command function (transfer of control back to a calling batch file)
was not available prior to DOS Version 3.
For more information on CALL and other batch commands, see Chapter 5,
Using Batch Files, in the downloadable
book DOS the Easy Way .
To run the files STARTER.BAT, TESTER.BAT, and FINISH.BAT in sequence,
following three lines in your batch file: