1.    19 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10

    Making CMD Go Away After Task Is Done


    I have a scheduled task set to run once per week. It executes a batch file that uses 7zip commands to zip a folder. It looks like:

    @echo off
    taskkill /im "plex media server.exe"
    7za u "D:\odrive\Amazon Cloud Drive\Plex\plexbackup.7z" D:\plexdata -mx0 -up1q0r2x1y2z1w2
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\plex media server.exe"
    The script works exactly as I want to, and it runs on schedule once per week in the middle of the night, according to the settings in Windows Task Scheduler. The final line that displays in the CMD window is "Everything is OK" which is the 7zip signal that everything went as expected. My problem is that the CMD window that displays the progress while the script is running does not disappear after it is done. This is annoying for me because the machine is a home theater PC, and the prompt appears on top of my home theater app. In order to get rid of it, I have to hook up my remote keyboard and mouse.

    How can I make the CMD window go away when it is done?

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  2.    19 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 3
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971

    Use exit as the last line of the script should do it.
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  3.    31 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Exit is not doing it.

    Normally typing exit in the CMD will shut it down, but in this case it doesn't.

    The last line displaying in the window is: "Everything is OK"

    It remains at that, so I don't think it is processing the exit command.

    There must be another way to make this happen.
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  4.    31 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 203
    Kernel 4.x.x

    7Zip returns after it's finished executing, Which means a command window will exit.

    Are you sure that Plex media server.exe isn't holding the command prompt open? Try this instead.

    TASKKILL /IM "plex media server.exe"
    7za u "D:\odrive\Amazon Cloud Drive\Plex\plexbackup.7z" D:\plexdata -mx0 -up1q0r2x1y2z1w2
    START "" /B "C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\plex media server.exe"
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  5.    01 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. This worked. What is different about using the start command instead of just calling it?
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