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_RunDOS() Piping

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I think maybe the _RunDos() Functions needs a little bit more information, instead of just the example. Maybe this to start.

Return Value:

Success - Returns the exit code of the command

Failure - Depends on RunErrorsFatal setting

Remarks: When piping DOS (console) commands, to a file, you must use the 8.3 short path+name(Shortname) as the destination.

Related: Run, RunAsSet

Examples:

; Ex. #1:

#include <Process.au3>

$rc = _RunDos("start Http://www.autoitscript.com")


; Ex. #2:

#include <Process.au3>

$rc = _RunDos("dir > " & FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir) & "temp.txt") 
;Pipes the 'dir' command to "temp.txt", located in the running script directory

Edit: Then again maybe it should be up to the user to know they need to use the shortname, and then the above information could/should/might be included in the remarks for Run() as it does comment on how to run DOS commands.

Edited by Burrup

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You don't technically need the short name. You just need to make sure that any paths containing spaces are enclosed in quotes.

; Ugly, but should work:

_RunDos('dir > "' & FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir) & '\temp.txt"')


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_RunDos("dir > " & FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir) & "temp.txt");mine
_RunDos('dir > "' & FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir) & '\temp.txt"');yours

Both work.


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I think maybe the _RunDos() Functions needs a little bit more information, instead of just the example. Maybe this to start.

Remarks: When piping DOS (console) commands, to a file, you must use the 8.3 short path+name(Shortname) as the destination.

$rc = _RunDos("dir > " & FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir) & "temp.txt")

;Pipes the 'dir' command to "temp.txt", located in the running script directory

> Redirects output.

| Pipes input to output.

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