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Re: Launching Mathematica kernel with Windows 'start' command in


There's a free handy program called Prio that I use on Windows
http://www.prnwatch.com/prio.html

download
http://www.prnwatch.com/download.html

that does all that you would like, and more!

Hope this helps,
Urijah Kaplan

Andrew Moylan wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Like some previous posters (http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-
> sys.math.mathematica/browse_thread/thread/264aaac68d41add2?tvc=2&q=
> %22shell+command%22#), I'd love to configure the Mathematica kernel
> attached to my front end to automatically start and run at a lower
> priority in Windows. The Windows "start" command has been suggested
> for this purpose, and would seem ideal, but I have had no success with
> it. Here is what I've tried:
> 
> Under "Advanced Options" in the Kernel configuration, the following
> works just fine to create a (normal priority) local kernel:
> 
> Arguments to MLOpen: -LinkMode Listen -LinkName "test"
> Shell command to launch kernel: mathkernel -mathlink -LinkMode Connect
> -LinkName "test"
> 
> Starting here, I would assume that making the following adjustment
> would be adequate to change the priority:
> 
> Shell command to launch kernel: start /low mathkernel -mathlink -
> LinkMode Connect -LinkName "test"
> 
> Unfortunately, for reasons unknown to me, making that change causes
> the kernel to fail to start. The symptons are: Kernel menu -> Start
> Kernel -> [click on kernel name] -> [nothing apparently happens at
> all]. Here are some other shell commands I have tried, with identical
> symptoms:
> 
> Shell command to launch kernel: start /wait mathkernel -mathlink -
> LinkMode Connect -LinkName "test"
> Shell command to launch kernel: start mathkernel -mathlink -LinkMode
> Connect -LinkName "test"
> Shell command to launch kernel: start "title" /wait mathkernel -
> mathlink -LinkMode Connect -LinkName "test"
> Shell command to launch kernel: start "title" mathkernel -mathlink -
> LinkMode Connect -LinkName "test"
> and all of the above with 'mathkernel' replaced by the full path to
> MathKernel.exe.
> 
> Note that opening a Windows command prompt and typing any of the above
> works just fine to start mathkernel; but for reasons unknown, none of
> them appear to do anything when used in the "Shell command to launch
> kernel" box.
> 
> The following is probably related: if I create a batch file,
> startkernel.bat, and place the relevant shell command into it (any of
> the above, including those that don't use the 'start' command and
> instead directly run mathkernel.exe), I experience the same symptoms.
> 
> Any ideas?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Andrew
> 
> 


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