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falcios
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Batch file does not continue running commands

#1 Post by falcios » 11 Dec 2018 06:53

I'm testing this sample batch file using the /k switch

cmd.exe /k winver
pause

However, once it runs winver it is back to the command prompt. How do I setup batch file to continue processing commands?

Thanks in advance.

Squashman
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Re: Batch file does not continue running commands

#2 Post by Squashman » 11 Dec 2018 08:18

That is a loaded question. You need to better explain what your real task is and why you think you need to use CMD /k.
Because you seem to want to use CMD /K, this would be your only option.

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@ECHO OFF
cmd.exe /k "winver &exit"
PAUSE
So you need to explain why you wouldn't just run this?

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@ECHO OFF
cmd.exe /c "winver"
PAUSE
Or this

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@ECHO OFF
winver
PAUSE

falcios
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Re: Batch file does not continue running commands

#3 Post by falcios » 11 Dec 2018 09:47

Thanks Squashman, it worked great.

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