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[REBOL] Re: call/output to string bug in Windows

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 28-Feb-2003 12:51

Hi Gabriele, TB>> But how to use this to do a shell command, WITH output to a string! ?? GS> I think there's no easy way; maybe on NT you could send the output GS> to a pipe and get it back on REBOL; in general you could send the GS> output to a temporary file and read it back. I don't know if this GS> is easy to do with ShellExecute, surely there has to be a way to GS> do it. I don't know if there's an easy way as I haven't played with it, but the harder way would be to use CreateProcess, CreatePipe, and WaitFor[Single?]Object and do all the work of reading pipes yourself. Should be possible, but maybe more than a few lines of code. -- Gregg