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Windows Command Line Output

 [1/4] from: mh983:ya:hoo at: 26-Nov-2001 11:42


Sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find any similar post on eScribe, so here goes. I'm using /View on Windows 2000. I have a script that reads filenames from a directory, combines their names, then prints out the new string, just using "print". It's very simple. But if I run this from a command prompt in Windows 2000, I think it is printing to a REBOL window, then closing that window right away. On Unix, the command line works differently and I see what is printed right there, as there is no extra window involved. So as it stands right now, I have a script that works on Linux but not on Windows. To be more accurate, it works in both, you just can't see the result in Windows. But nonetheless, I can't just take my script to a different OS and run it. I don't want to put extra code in the script to handle this, but I don't see any command line option that would help. Any other ideas? mike

 [2/4] from: amicom::sonic::net at: 26-Nov-2001 10:03


Just put HALT at the point where the script exits. When a VIEW script is started from an icon, it automatically exits when the program terminates. If a VIEW script is started from the command line, it returns to the command line when the script terminates. This is most likely why you are seeing different behavior. HALT exits the script to the command prompt no matter how the script was started. Have fun! -Bo REBOL Consultant

 [3/4] from: james:mustard at: 27-Nov-2001 7:12


Hi Mike, Just put a halt at the end of the script - this will stop execution and leave the output window open. James.

 [4/4] from: mh983::yahoo::com at: 27-Nov-2001 9:18

Re: Windows Command Line Output (using halt)


Thanks for the responses. I didn't want to use halt, because the script is supposed to print it's output and exit. If I were running a python script, I wouldn't want it to leave me in the python interpreter when I was done. Also, if I put halt in the script, then I'm changing the script because of the platform it's being run on, and it's no longer platform independent. Were there technical reasons that prevented the interpreter in windows from running within a command prompt, rather than it's own window? Thanks again. mike