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How to run a DOS program and have "Press any key to continue..." after?

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Hi

A small question I've been hoping you could help me with.

I'm using the Run() command to run a DOS program, but the DOS window closes automatically after running.

How can I make it show "Press any key to continue..." before closing?

Thanks

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Try running cmd with /k rather than /c.

Edit: The other alternative is to run "pause" after running the program.

Edited by Mat

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"/k" leaves the window open and I need to close it myself.

What I want is to have the "Press any key to continue..." message to appear, and after pressing, the window will close.

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Did you try runnning pause like I suggested?

That will probably not work because the CMD command Pause has to be run within his run command. I would suggest to create a Batch file and put Pause to the last line.

Afterwards run the batch file with Run().

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Just thinking outloud here, but can't you pipe the first command to the pause command and have it work that way? It's been a while since I've done much with the commandline that way, but it might work.


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

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Now I can remember the && again... :)

Nice solution!

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KaFu is the goto guy when you have cmd related queries!

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Goto guy indeed!

Thanks for the help.

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