|yarp, as indicated, i r noob indeed at this stuff. initial google inquiry mentioned EXIT, hence trying that. |
the main issue was where to place the /C - i repeat, i am noob at this. placing at end of the same line as the desired command didn't work, seems it has to be placed on it's own at the end of the batch to close the cmd window after running the .exe. this wasdiscovered through trial and error. posted findings here to help other noobs.
advising on the cmd.exe /? is a helpful comment, many thanks :)