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On Windows 7 x64 the following line run from a CMD window simply opens another CMD Window. It does not actually run myprog.exe.

  START "c:\program files\myprogram\myprog.exe"

Is there some special usage I need to know about START command?


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That's telling start to create a new console with the title c:\program files\myprogram\myprog.exe

You need to start "" "c:\program files\myprogram\myprog.exe"

  • "start /?" isn't very clear, but tries to show that the first parameter, if it is in quotation marks, is the title that will be used for the window. – Randy Orrison Feb 13 '13 at 18:07
  • Thanks! This was driving me bananas. The help text seems to suggest that "title" is optional. – Neil Weicher Feb 13 '13 at 19:21

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