JSI Tip 7503. ShowConsole freeware can hide the console, and perform other control functions on the CMD window.

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When you type showconsole /?, you receive:

Version 0.52, Copyright (C)2002, Frank P. Westlake.
Sets or gets the state of the console window.

ShowConsole \[ TOP | SHOW | HIDE | MINIMIZED | MAXIMIZED | NORMAL \]

TOP         Brings the window to the foreground if it is not hidden and not
            minimized.
SHOW        Returns a hidden window to its visible NORMAL, MINIMIZED, or
            MAXIMIZED state.
HIDE        Hides the window and its taskbar icon. If the console is not
            subsequently EXIT'ed, the window should later be restored with
            either 'ShowConsole SHOW' or 'ShowConsole NORMAL'.
MINIMIZED   Minimizes the window.
MAXIMIZED   Maximizes the window.
NORMAL      Sets the window to its normal state.

If one of the above parameters is not specified then the current state is
printed as one of the following strings:

  Window is visible               Window is hidden
  NORMAL                          HIDDEN-NORMAL
  MINIMIZED                       HIDDEN-MINIMIZED
  MAXIMIZED                       HIDDEN-MAXIMIZED

ERRORLEVELS: 0=SUCCESS  1=FAILURE



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