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Aw4lly

Error Running a file from commandline

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Hey guys,

I'm new to Autoit and I've just written a file which opens the newest image in the directory. When I run the AU3 in AutoIt or the exe directly it works perfectly, if I run C:/ftp/file.au3 or C:/ftp/file.exe while in the directory it works perfectly however if I run C:/ftp/file.au3 while not in the correct directory it doesn't find my any files. All the references are absolute but it just doesn't seem to work.

Has anyone else had the same problem or know how to fix it?

Cheers,

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Hello Aw4lly,

First, Welcome to the AutoIt Forums :graduated:

Secondly, When asking for help you should do at least 3 things:

1) Include a complete description of What results you expect of your script. Check

2) Include a complete description of the problem/errors your encountering. Check

3) Include your code, or at least an example of it. Missing.

Without seeing your code, it is very difficult to pinpoint the problem is on line 21,352.

However, I would guess it needs other files to run, in which you are probably using something like @ScriptDir as a path address to your file. at which moving the application to a different directory while keeping the needed files in the old directory would definately break an @ScriptDir address.

If this is not the case, I would suggest showing an example of your code in order for anyone to help you find what is wrong.

Realm


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello,

Sorry, I mustn't have attatched the code properly. Hopefully this works now. This script just needs to display the most recent image in whatever is default on the system, Windows Picture Viewer probably.

display_image.au3

Cheers,

*Edit* I should note that if the script is run from anywhere from within AutoIt it works correctly as well. Its just command line which seems to not work.

Edited by Aw4lly

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Aw4lly,

FileFindNextFile() returns the next file name and extension, but not the full path, when you check for the file time, you need to use the full path.

#include <Process.au3>

Local $latestFile ;This needs to be declared before use

$search = FileFindFirstFile("C:\ftp\*.jpg")
;~ $file = "string"
$modified_dt = 0

If $search = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No files/directories matched the search pattern")
    Exit
EndIf
While 1
    $file = FileFindNextFile($search)
    If @error Then ExitLoop

    If FileGetTime("C:\ftp\" & $file,0,1) > $modified_dt Then ;needed full path to get the file time.
        $modified_dt = FileGetTime($file,0,1)
        $latestFile = $file
    EndIf

WEnd
FileClose($search)
_RunDOS("Start C:\ftp\" & $latestFile)

Realm

Edit: Your original app was only working in the ftp directory, cause without the path it would attempt to get the filetime of the file called in the same directory of your application.

Edited by Realm

My Contributions: Unix Timestamp: Calculate Unix time, or seconds since Epoch, accounting for your local timezone and daylight savings time. RegEdit Jumper: A Small & Simple interface based on Yashied's Reg Jumper Function, for searching Hives in your registry.  

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Hey,

Thanks heaps for the help, I've been looking over it for ages but haven't been able to see what the problem was, I assumed it was something little and stupid like that though.

Cheers,

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Thanks heaps for the help

My Pleasure, I had the time.

Realm


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