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I like to play Minecraft and the bats are annoying and tried doing /kill @e [type = bat] then I pressed enter and all entities were killed. It ruined my world! How do I target the all of bats and ONLY the bats without killing anything else?

marked as duplicate by MBraedley, Gigazelle, Tim Stone, Lore Friendly, Niro Jan 27 '18 at 3:27

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Spaces aren't allowed between selectors and their arguments. It'll be killing @e and ignoring everything after the space. Try:

/kill @e[type=bat]

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