Command Prompt for Windows




Command START

Function:

Start a program and return the command prompt immediately.

Syntax:

START ["title"] [/num][/V][/W] program [parameters]
"title"Ignored.
/numA number which specifies how the program window is shown :-
0Hidden.
1Normal (default).
2Minimised.
3Maximised.
/EStart a program with elevated privileges (ie. as Administrator).
/VRun the program in a separate VDM.
/WWait for the program to end.
programSpecifies the program to execute.
parametersSpecifies the parameters, for the program that is to be executed.

Note:

Users are encouraged to use the following method, to place a task into the background, instead of using the START command. When the WinOne® Command Prompt executes any program, that creates its own window, then switching back to the main WinOne® Command Prompt window and pressing the control key and the z key together (ie. CTRL Z)., will return the command prompt, immediately.

Only 16 bit non-text mode programs can be run in a separate VDM. A separate VDM allows these programs to pre-emptively multi-task. This option is only effective on Windows 2000 or higher and is ignored in all other cases.

When a directory name is specified for parameter program, then the respective Explorer folder is displayed for the directory.