Keep command window open after batch file

Discussion in 'Windows XP Basics' started by Howard Delman, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Is there a way to keep the command window open after running a batch
    file under WinXP? I want to see the program's messages.

    Under Win98, under "properties" of the batch file, there was a check box
    "close on exit" which could be unchecked to keep the window open. There
    does not appear to be anything similar under WinXP.

    Howard Delman
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    Howard Delman, Aug 11, 2003
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  2. Spinner

    Spinner Guest

    Just put "pause" in the batchfile at the end (without quotes).
    It will stop and prompt you to hit any key before closing.


    "Howard Delman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Is there a way to keep the command window open after running a batch
    > file under WinXP? I want to see the program's messages.
    >
    > Under Win98, under "properties" of the batch file, there was a check box
    > "close on exit" which could be unchecked to keep the window open. There
    > does not appear to be anything similar under WinXP.
    >
    > Howard Delman
    > --
    > Delman Design
    > Digital design from conception to production
    > http://www.blueneptune.com/~delman
    >
     
    Spinner, Aug 11, 2003
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  3. hajo

    hajo Guest

    Run your batch file in a dos windows and you can see the
    messages.
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Is there a way to keep the command window open after

    running a batch
    >file under WinXP? I want to see the program's messages.
    >
    >Under Win98, under "properties" of the batch file, there

    was a check box
    >"close on exit" which could be unchecked to keep the

    window open. There
    >does not appear to be anything similar under WinXP.
    >
    >Howard Delman
    >--
    >Delman Design
    >Digital design from conception to production
    >http://www.blueneptune.com/~delman
    >
    >.
    >
     
    hajo, Aug 11, 2003
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