In Linux you can do this:
$ php blah.php > some.log &
blah.php in the background. This is the same as Ctrl+z then the
Is there an equivalent of either/both for the Windows Command Prompt?
Windows does have a similar functionality to Linux's
&, to launch processes such that they don't take over your console. Instead of a command-line flag, though, it's a command prefix.
Simply run your command with
start in front of it, as such:
C:\> start myprog.exe
It also works with commands, not just executables:
C:\> start dir
This will start a new console window and run the command inside it.
If you don't want to have a new console window come up when running the command, use the
/B switch, like this:
C:\> start /B myprog.exe
There are several other options you can specify to configure how to run the command. You can figure them out by reading the help for
start by using
This can run a file in the background from the command prompt or a batch file
@Echo off Echo Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") >>%temp%\ghost.vbs Echo WshShell.Run chr(34) ^& "MyFile" ^& Chr(34), 0 >>%temp%\ghost.vbs Echo Set WshShell = Nothing >>%temp%\ghost.vbs start %temp%\ghost.vbs timeout /t 1 >nul del %temp%\ghost.vbs
MyFile with the file you wish to run in the background.