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You can run Skype for Windows desktop from the command line. For example, if you have installed Skype in the default location, type the following command (including quotes):
You can also supply the following arguments:
For example, the following command will close Skype:
"C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe /shutdown"
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