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I've been at this for hours. I get a message that the directory does not exist. I know it exists for a fact... How do I get autoit play well with command.com?

run("DEL /S /F C:\Program Files\Helix Auto\*.*")
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xJSLRx,

AutoIt cannot read your mind - you need to tell it that you want it to run a DOS console command. :x

Try like this:

Run(@ComSpec & ' /c DEL /S /F "C:\Program Files\Helix Auto\*.*"', "", @SW_HIDE)

It does tell you exactly how to do this in the Help file, by the way. :P

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xJSLRx,

AutoIt cannot read your mind - you need to tell it that you want it to run a DOS console command. :x

Try like this:

Run(@ComSpec & ' /c DEL /S /F "C:\Program Files\Helix Auto\*.*"', "", @SW_HIDE)

It does tell you exactly how to do this in the Help file, by the way. :P

M23

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xJSLRx,

No you are not. Just take a bit more time to read the Help file for the command you are using - you will be surprised at how often the answer is in there. :x

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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xJSLRx,

No you are not. Just take a bit more time to read the Help file for the command you are using - you will be surprised at how often the answer is in there. :)

M23

Over time that's what I've been noticing, you just need to really look through the help file since some thing's arn't that easy to find.

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Over time that's what I've been noticing, you just need to really look through the help file since some thing's arn't that easy to find.

It is relatively easy to find things in the helpfile when you know you are looking for.

So it is true that in the beginning you need to invest time in reseach, as it always does, but it will will become easier as you go along.

Jos


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