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Primoz Karnekaj

Joined: Apr 19, 2009
Posts: 5
I made a program in NetBeans and everything is working OK.
I created a .bat file, which opens the .jar program correctly, but also opens a "cmd window" next to .jar program.

This is in the .bat file:

This does the same thing:
java -jar "folder\program.jar"

Now I am wondering how one could open this .jar program itself without cmd window next to it, using a .bat file or some other shortcut? Are there any flags like -nocmd..

Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 18538

I think the "javaw" command should work here...


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Primoz Karnekaj

Joined: Apr 19, 2009
Posts: 5
javaw is not wroking, unless i'm doing something wrong..

Here is the screenshot to make thing clearer

Steve Luke

Joined: Jan 28, 2003
Posts: 4167

The terminal you see is the one that the Batch file is executing in. In order to get rid of it you need to tell Windows to start the application in a 'new' window/terminal. You do this with the START command:

Primoz Karnekaj

Joined: Apr 19, 2009
Posts: 5
Thank you very much for helping me out, it works perfectly!

I agree. Here's the link:
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