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i have a bat file that has the following it:

sm start "Schedule"

this code runs but the command window closes immediately

what can i put inside the bat file to keep the window open?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Just put the command pause in the batch file at the end.

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Or you can run it with cmd /k mybatfile.bat instead of cmd mybatfile.bat. Very useful if you can't edit the file or want to invoke a quick command from Run. F.e.: cmd /k ipconfig

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I don't know what "sm" or "Schedule" are. But if "start" is cmd.exe's integrated start command, you may be looking for:

sm start /wait "Schedule"
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