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Batch file: Run each 5 minutes

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I want to write a batch file to run each 5 minutes
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If you are running MS-DOS under Windows the you can create a schedule to run the batch file. If your only OS is MS-DOS then there are some resident programs. What is your OS?
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Steve Knight earned 500 total points
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Yes you can either schedule it using task scheduler like has been said, or you can run one batch that pauses for 5 minutes (ish), either using a third party util, or a "PING" command, e.g.:

@echo off
:loop
echo Do the things you want here.  It is %time%
for /l %%a in (5,-1,1) do (
  echo Waiting for %%a for minutes....
  ping -n 61 -w 1000 127.0.0.1 >NUL 2>&1
)
echo Running again now
goto :loop
And call that "Yourbatch.cmd" or whatever.

Steve
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Thanks.  What did you end up doing?
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