running programs as "hidden" or in the "background"
For simple programs that run in the command prompt, is there an easy way of getting it to run "out of the way"? I am trying to make a program that checks if my server for neverwinter nights is running, and if it is not, then start it up.
The problem is I'm not the only one that uses the computer -- my brother and sister do as well. If I keep it in "windowed" mode they could close it on purpose, accident, just something like that. If it was running in the background it'd be much nicer.
Is this an easy thing to do or not?