[REBOL] Re: Capturing output from 'help
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 30-Jul-2001 18:53
On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 06:34:36PM -0700, doug edmunds wrote:
> Here's one way. Echo to a temp file, then
> read the file back into a string.
Cool! I have actually thought about using 'echo, but
was curious if there was another way.....
It will end up in a file eventually any way :>)
> ;--start script---
> REBOL [
> Title: "Capture help"
> Date: 30-July-2001
> Author: "doug edmunds"
> Purpose: "capture help output as a string."
> File: %capture_help.r
> temp_file: %temphelp.txt
> echo temp_file
> help next ; change 'next' to any help topic
> ; or part of word (i.e., help br)
> echo none
> help_string: read temp_file
> delete temp_file
> print "^/now printing help_string:"
> print help_string
> print "press any key"
> ;--end script----
> --doug edmunds
> --- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]> wrote:
> > Hello All:
> > Typing >> help next
> > at the shell prompt gives me the following:
> > USAGE:
> > NEXT series
> > DESCRIPTION:
> > Returns the series at its next position.
> > NEXT is an action value.
> > ARGUMENTS:
> > series -- (Type: series port)
> > Now how can I capture that output as a block or
> > other data structure?
> > TIA
> > tj
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