# > I've solve all the program launching problems I had (on # windows). But on # > Windows NT when I launch a program using the shell command, # sometimes Metacard # > is stuck waiting until I close that program - which is not # very handy... Im # > using cmd.exe already... # > # > Does anyone know a work around? # # Can you use open process instead? Well, in a previous post, I had mentioned that no other command worked consistently. Someone told me that I had to use the directory global to set up the path to the directory of the application (because even the full path didn't work) and since then I've managed a consistent application launching on WinX (any windows: 98 or NT or 2K). Open Process does NOT work consistently on WinNT as far as I've tried (and I've tried A LOT to find the consistencies of which I found none). The directory didn't seem to improve things either. Last but not least, I need to launch these commands with parameters as in DOS, so Open Process will not help... So when one command works, why does the shell command stay stuck on receiving a message if there is none? Maybe cmd.exe doesn't return anything and it hangs waiting... Maybe my question should be: Is there a way to tell the shell command that it's just a one way call? Cheers, Xavier Archives: http://www.mail-archive.com/metacard%40lists.best.com/ Info: http://www.xworlds.com/metacard/mailinglist.htm Please send bug reports to <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, not this list.