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This command is added by MacroQuest

Syntax Key
Notation Description
Text without brackets or braces Required items
<Text inside angle brackets> Placeholder for which you must supply a value
[Text inside square brackets] Optional items
Vertical bar (|) Separator for mutually exclusive items; choose one
{Text | inside | braces} Set of required items; choose one
Ellipsis () Items that can be repeated
Syntax /exec <application [parameters]> [bg|fg]
Description Executes the specified command as if from the command line.


Option Description
bg|fg background or foreground


  • The command /exec shutdown -s -t 600, would shut down your PC/laptop after 10 minutes
  • /exec notepad fg opens notepad in the foreground
  • If you'd like to open MacroQuest.ini with VS Code, first set an application path set in your MacroQuest.ini, like this:
[Application Paths]
vscode="C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\Programs\Microsoft VS Code\bin\code.cmd"

You can then open your MacroQuest.ini with the following command: /exec vscode "${MacroQuest.Path[mqini]}"

See also