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Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 17:48:18 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Hubert Toullec <Hubert DOT Toullec AT wanadoo DOT fr>
cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: launch programs under NT4
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On Mon, 1 Mar 1999, Hubert Toullec wrote:

> In a certain script, I launched MSACCESS with the following command :
> start /W c:/Program Files/.../MSACCESS.EXE
> (/W wait for the MSACCESS to finish before continuing the script : this
> behaviour is mandatory in my script)

If you use "start /w", why do you need `start' at all?  Just run 
MSACCESS.EXE directly, it should do the same, I think.

> This works fine under Windows 95/98 because start.exe is an external
> command, but under NT, start is an internal command of cmd.exe
> 
> Does anyone know how to get the same behaviour under NT

You can always say "cmd /c start /w msaccess.exe" (or replace cmd with 
%ComSpec%).

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