Gulp Watch After Windows Restart

Recently we’ve switched over to using gulp and node.js for a few pieces of our projects and I had pondered a way to get our gulp watch process running on startup. When we reboot our windows based servers I wanted to spawn a command prompt window running Gulp Watch (or just Gulp) in our working directory so when we deploy our source there it will automatically version/build out our compiled code.

I ended up using a simple Shortcut to accomplish this

The shortcut should point to C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe

With the addition of /k gulp watch

So Target C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k gulp watch

Then in the starting directory I put our working directory. Double clicking the icon launches gulp watch, I then added this shortcut to our startup process.

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