I've always been looking for a way to hold the command prompt open when running commands from Start - Run in WinXP. I found it at last and thought I might share...

Try running "ping google.com" from Start -> Run. The command executes and the window closes immediately after, barely giving you a glance at the results. What to do?

Simply run "cmd /k ping google.com". Other things to try are "cmd /k ipconfig" or even "cmd /k netstat". Try other commands. From what I saw, every command I tried kept the window open. Nice feature!


  1. Unknown said...

    Thanks a lot man!!!

    I've struggled with this before and finally I got it...



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