Function Reference


Closes all resources associated with a process previously run with STDIO redirection.

StdioClose ( process_id )


process_id The process ID of a child process, as returned by a previous call to Run.

Return Value

Success: Non-zero.
Failure: 0 if the process did not have STDIO redirection or was already closed.


This function closes all handles and releases all resources related to STDIO. It will no longer be possible to read the STDIO data from the process. Any pending data will be lost.


Run, RunAs, StderrRead, StdinWrite, StdoutRead


#include <AutoItConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <Array.au3> ; Required for _ArrayDisplay only.

; Recursively display a list of files in a directory.

Func Example()
        Local $sFilePath = @ScriptDir ; Search the current script directory.
        Local $sFilter = "*.*" ; Search for all files in the current directory. For a list of valid wildcards, search for 'Wildcards' in the Help file.
        Local $sOutput = "" ; Store the output of StdoutRead to a variable.

        ; If the file path isn't a directory then return from the 'Example' function.
        If Not StringInStr(FileGetAttrib($sFilePath), "D") Then
                Return SetError(1, 0, 0)

        ; Remove trailing backslashes and append a single trailing backslash.
        $sFilePath = StringRegExpReplace($sFilePath, "[\\/]+\z", "") & "\"

                Commandline parameters for DIR:
                /B - Simple output.
                /A-D - Search for all files, minus folders.
                /S - Search within subfolders.
        Local $iPID = Run(@ComSpec & ' /C DIR "' & $sFilePath & $sFilter & '" /B /A-D /S', $sFilePath, @SW_HIDE, $STDOUT_CHILD)

        ; Close the Stdio stream of the PID returned by Run. This will cause the message box to display due to not being able to read the stdout stream.

        While 1
                $sOutput &= StdoutRead($iPID) ; Read the Stdout stream of the PID returned by Run.
                If @error Then ; Exit the loop if the process closes or StdoutRead returns an error.

        ; Use StringSplit to split the output of StdoutRead to an array. All carriage returns (@CRLF) are stripped and @CRLF (line feed) is used as the delimiter.
        Local $aArray = StringSplit(StringTrimRight(StringStripCR($sOutput), StringLen(@LF)), @LF)
        If @error Then
                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "It appears there was an error trying to find all the files in the current script directory.")
                ; Display the results.
EndFunc   ;==>Example