How to automatically minimize a command window upon invocationLocked
Hi! Was hoping someone here could help me with a problem I’ve been chasing. I need my users to be able to enter ‘ssh://hostname’ into the address bar of their browser and have that launch a putty session to ‘hostname’. To that end, I registered the protocol by adding some keys to the registry. For more info on how to do this, see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Register_protocol.
This allows me to specify in the registry what should happen whenever someone types ‘ssh://hostname’ in the address bar. Unfortunately, I was unable to simply have it launch putty.exe because when I did that, putty tried to connect to the host ssh. What I needed was a script to act as intermediary and remove the ‘ssh://’ and simply pass ‘hostname’ to putty. I wrote a simple bash shell script to do just that, installed cygwin utilities which allow me to run a bash shell (unix environment) such that now I can type ‘ssh://hostname’ into the browser address bar, which then launches bash.exe in a black “DOS Window” and then my putty session to ‘hostname’. Wonderful! Except one thing. I don’t want the black DOS window to show at all, or if it does, it should be minimized so that my users don’t get confused. I know that in win9x there was a simple option within the properties of any “DOS” application that, if checked, would run the application minimized, however, that seems to have been removed in w2k. Does anyone know how I can fix this? Thanks!