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run and runwait ( error codes )

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i was doing some tests on one of my scripts and realized the runwait isnt' returning error codes... i made this one VERY simply just to test it

$np_err=RunWait("notepad.exe")

MsgBox(4096,"test",$np_err)

this opens notepad and returns $np_err as = 0

$np_err=RunWait("notepa.exe")

MsgBox(4096,"test",$np_err)

when i mis-spell notepad there is nothing to launch but it still returns the same error code as 0.. even when u change this to @Error, both codes go to 1. Is this normal and maybe im using it wrong... thanks in advance

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The value that $np_err will be equal to, if the program is run successfully, will be the exit code of that program, in this case because Notepad closes ok, it will be 0. The @error value will also equal 0 because there is no error.

The value that $np_err will be equal to, if it's not run successfully, will be zero BUT the @error will be equal to 1 or at least be not equal to 0.

You should get the same result regardless of whether you spell notepad correctly or not, at least as far as the $np_err variable is concerned. The @error value is what is telling you that it didn't run ok.


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BrewMan...

thanks... i thought i was going crazy.. the problem is with the command im running. I know it works but i guess its not returning anything back to AutoIt.

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