How to close a batch (dos) window automatically after execution
Do you wish a batch window would close immediately after execution? In XP and later Windows versions the window that the batch file opens, remains open for as long as all applications and documents opened by that batch file remain open.
To solve this problem and have the window of the batch file close immediately, use the start command in front of the file names. E.g., If we write a batch file to open the tlg application and a Word document
"C:\Program Files\TLGWork\tlg32.exe" "C:\My Documents\practice.doc"
This batch file will wait for tlg.exe and practice.doc to close before it closes its window. In Windows XP or later we should write:
start "" "C:\Program Files\TLGWork\tlg32.exe" start "" "C:\My Documents\practice.doc"
and the batch file will close right after the TLG application opens and practice.doc is loaded in MS Word.