Some Basic Command Prompt Help


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Sir Topham Hatt

Hello

 

Sorry if my terminology isn't quite right here.

 

I have a utility that I need to run through command prompt.

It's located in F:\somefolder\

 

Is there a way I can create a shortcut that will always open the cmd at location F:\somefolder\ ready for me to type what I need to?

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2 minutes ago, Sir Topham Hatt said:

Hello

 

Sorry if my terminology isn't quite right here.

 

I have a utility that I need to run through command prompt.

It's located in F:\somefolder\

 

Is there a way I can create a shortcut that will always open the cmd at location F:\somefolder\ ready for me to type what I need to?

cmd /K "cd F:\somefolder\"

 

Make a shortcut to that

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Brandon H

you could create a .bat file with the following

 

@echo off

F:

cd "F:\somefolder"

start "" "app.exe"

exit

 

doing just F: will change the working drive of the file and then CD will take it to whatever folder you need :)

 

edit: or do you mean you just need the cmd window to open pointed to that location? that can be accomplished similarly

 

@echo off

F:

cd "F:\somefolder"

cmd

This will open the cmd prompt to that folder

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Sir Topham Hatt

Thanks both.

I'll give these a go.

 

Discovered the delights of a media downloading program that runs in a CMD window.

 

Although have also found a nice GUI for it...

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Richard C.

If you add the folder into the PATH variable, you can just type the name of the app from anywhere without making batch files or anything.

 

before

c:\somefolder\someapp.exe

 

adding c:\somefolder\ to PATH

"someapp.exe"

 

 

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+BudMan

you know if you put that folder in your path, you don't need to be in that folder when you run that command you could be in any folder.

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