I know that you can run two commands in sequence, with one line, by putting
&& between them like this:
hostname && w32tm /query /configuration
&& function has a limitation: It only executes the second command if the first is successful.
My preferred use for
&& is to run informational commands directly from Start->Run (or Win+R) without having to type them into the CMD window or worry about the CMD console exiting prematurely. For example:
cmd /c hostname && w32tm /query /configuration && pause
Due to the aforementioned limitation though, this command will automatically exit the console window if w32tm fails – i.e.: If the Windows Time service is not running.
Is there a similar operator I can use to string commands together on one line, which will allow the second command to run even if the first errors out?
I'm looking for this to be compatible from Windows XP upward.