Solved Make a command prompt run a command as soon as it opens?

PainlessTorture

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Hey guys.

Ive been trying to figure out how to make a command prompt run a command line as soon as the box comes up.

I need this to happen all from one command line. A command prompt needs to open with "echo hi" being ran as a command line.

Any ideas?
Thanks
 

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Hello Fmjc001,

You could create a BAT file for this. Just type in the commands into a TXT file, then rename the file extension to BAT. When you run the BAT file it will run the commands in a command prompt automatically.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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PainlessTorture

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Hello Fmjc001,

You could create a BAT file for this. Just type in the commands into a TXT file, then rename the file extension to BAT. When you run the BAT file it will run the commands in a command prompt automatically.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for the reply Shawn. Unfortunity I cant use a bat because of a software restriction policy enforced on the system :(
 

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You might need to talk to your administrator then to see what he/she can do for you about possibly allowing this.
 

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I hope the administrator will allow you.
 

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This reminds me of a "virus" that was popular before.
Whenever a command prompt was opened, even in safe mode, cmd.exe would exicute a bat file, causing Windows to shut down.

Here is how its done. (I trust this will be used for good, not evil.)

First create a bat file containing the command you wish to run.
Then, in the registry, navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor
and create a string named autorun and give it the value of where your bat file is located.
For example C:\mybat.bat

To remove this functionality, delete the autorun string in the registry.
 

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PainlessTorture

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This reminds me of a "virus" that was popular before.
Whenever a command prompt was opened, even in safe mode, cmd.exe would exicute a bat file, causing Windows to shut down.

Here is how its done. (I trust this will be used for good, not evil.)

First create a bat file containing the command you wish to run.
Then, in the registry, navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor
and create a string named autorun and give it the value of where your bat file is located.
For example C:\mybat.bat

To remove this functionality, delete the autorun string in the registry.
Will this run the command line on every command prompt opened?
 

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Will this run the command line on every command prompt opened?
From what I have experienced, yes.
It does not matter how many you open, or the circumstances that started cmd.exe. Meaning that even if the command prompt was launched directly, through another program, from a shortcut or through the run dialog, it will always run whatever was put in the registry.
 

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PainlessTorture

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Will this run the command line on every command prompt opened?
From what I have experienced, yes.
It does not matter how many you open, or the circumstances that started cmd.exe. Meaning that even if the command prompt was launched directly, through another program, from a shortcut or through the run dialog, it will always run whatever was put in the registry.
Yeah, I can see what that could be a problem....

Although, why did it run a shutdown command? It would have been much more fun to kill the wininit.exe :P
 

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Although, why did it run a shutdown command? It would have been much more fun to kill the wininit.exe :P
Im not sure :)
I do know that by the time you saw the black box, windows was already shutting down.

Maybe the fun was had when the batch file was set to run at startup.
 

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Although, why did it run a shutdown command? It would have been much more fun to kill the wininit.exe :P
Im not sure :)
I do know that by the time you saw the black box, windows was already shutting down.

Maybe the fun was had when the batch file was set to run at startup.
Its a hobbie of mine to wreak computers via virus'.

Obviously not other peoples computers, I use VM to do it :)

I get quite a bit of fun from it actually. I have never thought of using pre-built utilities to threaten the system. Pretty smart idea.

Well thanks for letting me know how to do it :)
 

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