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Getting Minitab to Terminate an Exec

Hello, I work with MInitab. I am trying to automate it so that it can be run from a DOS batch program. I want to create an Exec ending in .mtb that will terminate when it is finished so that I can have multiple runs of Minitab from the same DOS batch program. Unfortunately, every
time that the .mtb file runs, it prompts the user for a "Yes/No" input, forcing the program to
wait, instead of continuing to run. Can anyone help me to put the right instructions into either
the DOS batch program, or the .mtb file itself to correct this flaw?
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Leonard Gojer
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
On what minitab instruction is it prompting for a yes/no?
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
on the last statement, "Exit"
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
Is the exit a minitab or batch command? I've only seen STOP for minitab termination. What exactly does the prompt say?
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Minitab is installed on a machine that is at the office. I am not at the office right now. The prompt asks
"Do you want to save the file as "Current" (Y/N)" I tried doing the same thing with "STOP" and it produced the exact same prompt. Is there some way to specify the answer to the prompt in the Minitab language?
Or is there a command-line option that you put from the DOS batch that tells minitab to suppress prompts?
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
There's an option to suppress save on close prompts for graphs
Tools > Options > Graphics > Graph Management
which might help.

Also, if you manually save whatever it is right before you exit, it shouldn't prompt.
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, I don't think that is going to work in this case. I am guessing that there really is an instruction like the one that I am searching for, but that it is obscured by the way that most of the manuals are written.
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