How can I get the Nuke command window to show up when launching from Shotgun?

If you launch Nuke (without Shotgun) on Windows, it will start up a command prompt window, in which it outputs logged information.

However, by default, the Shotgun launch process suppresses any extra windows that might be spawned. But you can change this behaviour via a hook if you so wish.

To do this, take over the tk-multi-launchapp 's hook and edit this line so that it becomes

cmd = "start  \"App\" \"%s\" %s" % (app_path, app_args)

Basically, just removing the /B from the string, as the /B causes it to launch and suppress any extra windows.