How do I redirect the output of a program that I launched with the Start command?

Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Start Redirect Command Line
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If you launch an executable with the Start command, as in:

start cmd /c batch.bat inputfile.txt>logfile.log

the output of batch.bat does NOT redirect to logfile.log

When using the Start command, the redirection symbol (>) must be escaped with the caret (^) symbol, as in:

start cmd /c batch.bat inputfile.txt^>logfile.log

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