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I have a farily simple doskey macro

DOSKEY s="C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login

So I could switch from command prompt to git shell by s

But sometimes I only want to execute a single command in shell and return to command line. For that I either have to enter shell, do stuff, exit. Or I could modify the doskey macro

DOSKEY s="C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -c "$*"

But that would mean I can't use it to do the former now, i.e enter shell, it's for executing only now.

I was wondering if I could have it conditionally choose between the two based on whether or not I have passed it another argument. So s would do the former, but s echo hello would do the latter.

Is there a way to do this?

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You can use any standard CMD.EXE commands within your macro definition. The IF command can test if you have at least one paramater passed and branch accordingly.

doskey s=if $1. equ . ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login) else "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -c "$*"
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    Please add a short explanation of how this command works. – Nifle Jan 4 '15 at 20:57
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    $* will put everything entered after 's' on the command to be executed. – Alfergon Apr 4 '16 at 7:06

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