Holding cmd window open



johnsuth@nospam.com.au
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Many MS tools have an .exe name and a cmd window icon. When I double click on the icon to run the tool, the cmd window opens, the program runs, and the window closes before I can read the output.

How can I hold the window open to enable reading the output?

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
johnsuth@nospam.com.au wrote:

> Many MS tools have an .exe name and a cmd window icon. When I double click on the icon to run the tool, the cmd window opens, the program runs, and the window closes before I can read the output.
>
> How can I hold the window open to enable reading the output?
>
>

Start | Run. Type in cmd, click ok. Then in the command box type the
command.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

David Candy
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
don't double click the file.

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<johnsuth@nospam.com.au> wrote in message news:c1.2c.2wcgFX$0IL@smith.microsoft.com...
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> Many MS tools have an .exe name and a cmd window icon. When I double click on the icon to run the tool, the cmd window opens, the program runs, and the window closes before I can read the output.
>
> How can I hold the window open to enable reading the output?
>
>

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Create a shortcut to the command prompt on the desktop. Name the shortcut
for the task.

Ex: Check Drive C

Now go to the shortcuts properties. At the end of the initiation string (on
the target line) enter a "space". Then type /K. Then enter another space.
Then type your command.

Example: %SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe /k chkdsk c:

This will open the command prompt, run chkdsk on drive C, and keep the
window open till you X out of it!

Move the shortcut wherever you want it to finally be.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


<johnsuth@nospam.com.au> wrote in message
news:c1.2c.2wcgFX$0IL@smith.microsoft.com...
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> Many MS tools have an .exe name and a cmd window icon. When I double
> click on the icon to run the tool, the cmd window opens, the program runs,
> and the window closes before I can read the output.
>
> How can I hold the window open to enable reading the output?
>
>


Holding cmd window open