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Windows 7: Command Prompt


20 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Command Prompt

Ok so every time I try to open the command prompt using an external source (batch file, small c++ program i made to say Hi to me through the command prompt) it instantly closes. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening and if so how can I fix it?

Thanks,
Wave


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20 May 2011   #2
ryo

 
 

hi and welcome,
maybe your script error?
and for what you have to make like that???
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20 May 2011   #3

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You can also make the cmd widow stay open with the /k switch

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20 May 2011   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

That sounds about right. If you launch cmd from a script it won't stay open unless you have a pause built-in or it's waiting for input. The fix is in your programming.
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20 May 2011   #5
TCG

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
That sounds about right. If you launch cmd from a script it won't stay open unless you have a pause built-in or it's waiting for input. The fix is in your programming.
Indeed. This is normal behavior.

An alternative would be to run the batch file from an already open command prompt window if you'd like to see the output without changing the script in any way. Easiest solution would be to add a pause on the last line of your batch file.
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20 May 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello wave407, welcome to Seven Forums!



I use the method outlined in this tutorial at the link below to add a shortcut to the desktop that opens an elevated command window with one click.


Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
click to enlarge
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20 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

See that is why i am confused...I do have a pause built in to my hello message and the batch file I'm trying to use I didn't make but I tried it on my other computer and it opens up and stays open
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20 May 2011   #8
TCG

 
 

Try running the batch file from an already opened command prompt, this should at least spit out the output so you can see it, and hopefully an error of some sort telling you what is wrong.
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20 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok i figured it out...Thanks guys I really appreciate it
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20 May 2011   #10

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You are welcome. Would you care to share the solution with us to help others?
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