command prompt batch file

Posted on 2013-06-06
Last Modified: 2013-06-07
How can I run multiple commands from a batch file

This works
@echo off
cmd.exe /K "cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin"

The last line in this does not.
I tried adding double quotes etc...
Any ideas?

@echo off
cmd.exe /K "cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin"
cmd.exe java -cp m5.jar;m5-data-objects.jar;webservices-rt.jar;log4j-1.2.13.jar
Question by:lrbrister
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Accepted Solution

Aeriden earned 500 total points
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I am not sure why cmd.exe is being called.

Instead, create a batch file (e.g. mybatch.bat) with the following:

@echo off
cd "c:\program files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin"
java -cp m5.jar;m5-data-objects.jar;webservices-rt.jar;log4j-1.2.13.jar

Then call mybatch.bat from a command prompt (for example).

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39227220
Was I over thinking that or what?
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Expert Comment

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Be aware that
  cd "c:\program files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin"
just changes the current working directory on drive C:, but does not change to drive C:. Use the /D parameter to make sure you also change drives:
  cd /d "c:\program files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin"
It won't matter in this case, as you are certainly already on C:, but it is a common trap.
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Author Comment

ID: 39228695
 Thanks for the follow-up

Expert Comment

ID: 39230402
Yes, Qlemo brings up a good point.  I normally would do (and should have caught):

@echo off
cd "\program files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin"
java -cp m5.jar;m5-data-objects.jar;webservices-rt.jar;log4j-1.2.13.jar

Author Comment

ID: 39230414
Thanks guys.  Much appreciated.

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