run - start programs with hidden console window
Note: This utility is not part of Project Xming but is compatible with it.
run [ -p path ] command [ -wait ] arguments
runcommand [ -p path ] [ -wait ] arguments
Windows programs are either GUI programs or console programs (CUI).
When started console, programs will either attach to an existing
console or create a new one. GUI programs can never attach to an exist-
ing console. There is no way to attach to an existing console, but hide
it, if started as GUI program.
run will do this for you. It works as intermediate and starts a program
but makes the console window hidden. This is especially useful for cre-
ating desktop shortcuts and using plink (a CUI program) for starting
With -p path you can add path to the PATH environment variable. Note
that the %PATH% separator has been changed to Command Processor style,
i.e. ';' not ':', in the Windows version of run.
Issuing -wait as first program argument will make run wait for program
completion, otherwise it returns immediately.
The second variant is for creating wrappers. If the executable is
named runcommand (e.g. rename run.exe to runxeyes.exe), run will try
to start the program (e.g. xeyes).
run -p "C:\Program Files\Xming" xeyes
In a batch file...
run xeyes -display :%DISNO%
and another batch file...
set path=C:\Program Files\Xming;%path%
run plink -load colin konsole --ls
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