Posted By: Anonymous
I’m trying to open a new command window in a BAT file:
After it opens, I’d like to execute a BAT command in the new window:
echo "test in new window"
How can I do this?
You may already find your answer because it was some time ago you asked. But I tried to do something similar when coding ror. I wanted to run “rails server” in a new cmd window so I don’t have to open a new cmd and then find my path again.
What I found out was to use the K switch like this:
start cmd /k echo Hello, World!
start before “cmd” will open the application in a new window and “/K” will execute “echo Hello, World!” after the new cmd is up.
You can also use the /C switch for something similar.
start cmd /C pause
This will then execute “pause” but close the window when the command is done. In this case after you pressed a button. I found this useful for “rails server”, then when I shutdown my dev server I don’t have to close the window after.