|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
Calling "start dir" directly opens a new window with the output from above:
If you don't want a new window, use the /b option: start /b dir.
But I suspect that your real problem is the one haven't described. Ie. Why are you using start, rather than running dir directly?
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.