calling batch programs
[1/3] from: moeller_thorsten:GMX at: 8-Sep-2003 17:19
The Call function was added in View 1.3 and Core 2.6
Hi, is it possible to call a windows batch programm from standard /Core or /View?? Cheers Thorsten -- COMPUTERBILD 15/03: Premium-e-mail-Dienste im Test -------------------------------------------------- 1. GMX TopMail - Platz 1 und Testsieger! 2. GMX ProMail - Platz 2 und Preis-Qualitätssieger! 3. Arcor - 4. web.de - 5. T-Online - 6. freenet.de - 7. daybyday - 8. e-Post
[2/3] from: greggirwin:mindspring at: 8-Sep-2003 9:53
Hi Thorsten, TM> is it possible to call a windows batch programm from standard /Core or TM> /View?? No. Well, not really. You need the pro version to get the CALL function. Now, the experimental release of View (1.2.10) does include it I think, and it also includes a set-browser-path function, which tells the BROWSE function what to launch. I think someone mentioned commandeering that by setting it to cmd.exe to do that kind of thing. In the future, it looks like RT might be considering including that ability in the official free versions. -- Gregg
[3/3] from: bry::itnisk::com at: 9-Sep-2003 10:00
TM> is it possible to call a windows batch programm from standard /Core or TM> /View??
>I think someone mentioned >commandeering that by setting it to cmd.exe to do that kind of thing.
Yeah but they couldn't get it to work if I remember correctly. However it would be possible to use the asynchronous pluggable protocol structures in windows to make a protocol to call wscript or an exe or what have you, that then parses the protocol passed via the command line and then redirects to the proper command line required. Unfortunately doesn't allow communicating with called programs that way, but it might be a useful hack for older versions of /Core of /View.