Bracing against the wind  

Thursday, December 23, 2004


Have you ever written a Windoze console program and wished that it would minimize itself? I have. I have a zillion console programs that run at various times of day. I like to have them run as desktop apps - to view progress, but I don't like logging in to my server to a screen cluttered with console programs.

To solve this problem, I wrote 2 line, 5 k program called "minimize.exe". So now, at the start of my console apps, I just type "minimize". Probably someone will tell me that there's already a visual basic script active-x object that comes with XP that will do the job. So be it.

Source code is here.

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