Starting programs synchronously in the batch files


Murat Yildirimoglu, 10 Feb. 2005




In the batch files, you can write down the names of the programs you want to run one by one. For example, logon.bat file may contain the following lines:







But, in this case, the programs will not be run at the same time: Mspaint program will run only after you close calculator; notepad program will run only after you close mspaint. If you want the programs to be executed at the same you may do one of the followings:


1)       Write down all the commands o the same line and use Pipe sign in between the commands For example,


Calc   |     mspaint    |   notepad


2)       Start the programs using the start command. For example,

Start calc

Start mspaint

Start notepad