I need to be able to open PDF files from Win 8 32 bit DOS Command Line to complete a DOS macro for a document management database I've used for 20+ years.
On XP Systems I simply have macro grab file name from database and type >Start "Path\filename.pdf"
Does Windows 8.1 have a similar capability? I'm using ClassicShell.
I understand that Start now opens another instance of cmd, but is there a work around to launch PDFs from command prompt and hand back control to DOS after file is open?