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Lets say i want to do

gcc a.cpp

BUT i dont want to block. I just want to run and continue, like running in the background. How do i do that in a bat file? I'm using windows 7

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

try this:

start /b gcc a.cpp

this starts the command "without opening a new window" .. which is essentially running the app in the "background". see start /? for more options.

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