|I agree it's much better than the 1.4x versions. It is still a script wrapper, but I didn't expect password protection.....|
Here's proof it's a script wrapper:
start notepad "%~f0"
Compile Wrap it up and give it a run..
There is a commercial product quick batch file compiler that is also a script wrapper but passes the .exe's file name(along with any other arguments) to the batch, which has a "shift" appended to the top to make %0 the exe name.
Of course it's probably more advantageous to be able to reference the actual script.
Anyhow it doesn't claim to be a compiler so I don't even know why I bothered to post at all.....