Thread: Batch file

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    Batch file

    Hey, I'm attempting to make a basic batch file that will start multiple programs at once when I click on it. Here's my current programming

    @echo off
    start "address for mozilla"
    start "address for aim"
    start "address for mail program"

    Such like that, now it works quite fine except that it will not start the programs outside of windows commands prompt. Which of course is not what I want. How can I get them to actually start as if I had double-clicked on the shortcut?

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    Hurry Slowly vart's Avatar
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    You can use WSH,
    write small VBS or JS file that will do the same... This file will work also when clicked in explorer...

    You can start reading from this link

    or this for more simple version
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
    David J. Wheeler

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    uhg that confuses me, maybe I'm not quite at the level yet to use this board.

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    and the hat of int overfl Salem's Avatar
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    start "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
    For example.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.

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    Start does work as clicking on an icon. It performs ShellExecute as clicking on an icon does.

    Good point, Salem.
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