# autostart second instance of Pidgin

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Tue May 19 08:10:44 EDT 2015

```Hi Don,

On Tue, 19 May 2015 10:03:18 +0100
DQ <dquish at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all
>
> I like to run multiple instances of Pidgin and have figured out that do
> this I run the following commands from windows cmd
>
> C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin
> set PIDGIN_MULTI_INST=1
> pidgin -mc c:users\ddon
>
> The process then starts and I have to double click it from task manager to
> start it.
>
> Do you know of any way to make this a bit less cumbersome?
>

Did you try writing a script to do that - in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_PowerShell , http://strawberryperl.com/ ,
Python for Windows, etc. (possibly even in Windows Batch, a.k.a CMD.EXE)? Or is
that not the issue?

Regards,

Shlomi Fish

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