Program Looping question

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    Hi I just started to learn C++ so please forgive me for any newbie things I say during this post. I went through the tutorial on this site and made it through the beginners section. What I didnt learn was how to loop programs like calc.exe over and over again as a joke or to make my own startup folder. Please any suggestions on how to set this up is appreciated. Thank you

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    Infinite loops are simple with a while or do-while loop.

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    int main()
    {
       while(true)
       {
    
           std::cout << "Stuff happens here" << std::endl;
        
       }
    }

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    Code:
    int main()
    {
        for(;;)
        {
            //put your program in here
        }
        return 0;  //this line will never be reached
    }
    how do you mean 'make my own startup folder'? if you mean the folder 'my documents' points to in windows, I believe that's written in the registry somewhere. in linux, type usermod -d path username
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    What I meant by start up folder was to make a program using C++ that could open up all my rendering and cad programs instead of having to select the ones i need all the time. Being as lazy as i am I like to have light wave rhino and Bryce open instead of me opening each one at a time. I dont want to put them in windows start up folder becasue i dont go on my computer everytime jus to do cad and rendering. So i just wanted to make a program that could auto execute those programs. Maybe I should just make a quick batch file and stop worrying how to make it in C++ Thanks for your guys help by the way.

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    assuming you're using windows, know exactly where these files are, and simply double-clicking them will open them the way you want, you can use system calls:
    Code:
    #include <cstdlib>
    
    int main()
    {
        system("start path to file");
        system("start path to second file");
        return 0;
    }
    be warned, however, that this introduces the possibility of a major security breach. if you're only using this on your machine, this shouldn't be a problem though. also note that if you move the files you'll have to change your code and recompile the program.

    perhaps a better way of doing this is writing a batch script:
    Code:
    @echo off
    start path to first file
    start path to second file
    save that as something.bat, put it on your desktop, and run it...

    edit: I didn't even read the last line of your post until just now, but yes, that would be the better way to do it...
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    loop programs like calc.exe over and over again as a joke
    is that funny is it?

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