For example, in Bash, I can do this:
emacs foo.txt &
Is there any equivalent in Windows? I can't seem to figure out a way to do this with the windows version of emacs.
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The command to launch programs from the command-line in Windows is "start"
Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command. START ["title"] [/D path] [/I] [/MIN] [/MAX] [/SEPARATE | /SHARED] [/LOW | /NORMAL | /HIGH | /REALTIME | /ABOVENORMAL | /BELOWNORMAL] [/AFFINITY <hex affinity>] [/WAIT] [/B] [command/program] [parameters] "title" Title to display in window title bar. path Starting directory B Start application without creating a new window. The application has ^C handling ignored. Unless the application enables ^C processing, ^Break is the only way to interrupt the application I The new environment will be the original environment passed to the cmd.exe and not the current environment. MIN Start window minimized MAX Start window maximized SEPARATE Start 16-bit Windows program in separate memory space SHARED Start 16-bit Windows program in shared memory space LOW Start application in the IDLE priority class NORMAL Start application in the NORMAL priority class HIGH Start application in the HIGH priority class REALTIME Start application in the REALTIME priority class ABOVENORMAL Start application in the ABOVENORMAL priority class BELOWNORMAL Start application in the BELOWNORMAL priority class AFFINITY The new application will have the specified processor affinity mask, expressed as a hexadecimal number. WAIT Start application and wait for it to terminate
You may want to use the MIN option to start a program minimized
HaHa,I successed ,To use sublime text3 as a server of markdown preview is my propose,after I closed sublime text's window,i won't work. I'd try many methods,at last it works. first,you should create a bat to start this program.
start /B "" "D:\dev\sublime3\Sublime Text 3\subl.exe" "-s" "%USERPROFILE%\Dropbox\dev\apis\*.markdown"
sencond,run this bat by schedule task.
run window+R->taskschd.msc->add a task
This result is that it works to avoid to show sublime text window.and it work conflict with sublime text normally opened.
Maybe you had guessed ,I use
OmniMarkupPreviewer plugin to preview markdown.I had fixed this bug(or not perfect feature) that it uses different view id every time.
The START command is used at an MS-DOS prompt to start an MS-DOS-based or Windows-based program. The program is started as a separate task that can be run in the foreground or background.
Unfortunately I do not think that this is possible.
You can do this in a Windows Scripting Host script, with something like:
Set oShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set oProc = oShell.Run "<your command here>",0,True
Where the "0" states that the resulting window should be hidden (for other options, see the documentation at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d5fk67ky(VS.85).aspx) and the "true" states that you want to wait for the command to complete before your script carries on.
It would be a simple exercise to wrap this up in a generic "run this command hidden" script that you could use from the command line.
If you have Microsoft's new new PowerShell installed, then there may be an easier way to do this (I've not worked with PowerShell yet).
If you are happy to have the window minimised then you can do that with the "start" command that other mention. Unfortunately the "/B" option (which sounds like it is what you want) is only for commands and it doesn't stop windowed applications appearing on screen.
Note: which ever of the above you use to you start a program with a hidden/minimised main window, there is nothing to stop it creating new windows that are visible, or bringing the main window up and into focus, once it is running.