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Thursday, November 19, 2009

delay open file when startup with batch files

I have come across a need to start 2 application during window start up by sequence. The 1st application i call it App1 (C:\application\App1.exe) and the 2nd one i call it App2 (C:\application\App2.exe). Check the below script, REM mean comment in command prompt.

REM set command display to off
@echo off

REM start application App1.exe
START C:\windows\notepad

REM wait for 5 seconds
PING -n 5 localhost > nul

REM start application App2.exe
START C:\windows\notepad

REM exit batch after finish
EXIT

To test it, Open window notepad. Copy and paste code above to the notepad and save as "start.bat". To make it simple for testing, i have change C:\application\App1.exe to C:\windows\notepad and C:\application\App2.exe to C:\windows\notepad.

Double click on start.bat and you can see the batch file in action.

Hope this help.


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