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How do you run the syntax checker from a batch file


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First of all, I discovered AutoIT about a week ago and have already automated the installation of our software product. The help pages were very clear and the language was easy to learn!

In SciTE, when I select Tools -> SyntaxCheck Prod, it checks the code and prints out a clear, detailed report of any syntax errors in the script.

I created a batch script that builds my AutoIT script into an executable but I noticed that it doesn't check for any syntax errors. Aut2exe.exe seems to always return an exit code of 0. Is there some way to run the syntax checker from a batch script and have it report the syntax errors to the console and if there are any errors then it returns an exit code of 1 and if it's successful then it returns an exit code of 0.

As it is right now, I always have to run the syntax checker via SciTE editor but it would be nice if I could run it via a console version so that I could run it via a batch script.



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Have you tried just calling Au3Check.exe from your batch file?

It's in the AutoIt3 folder.


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Run au3check :

C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3>au3check
AutoIt3 Syntax Checker v1.54.8  Copyright (c) Tylo 2007

Usage: Au3Check [-q] [-d] [-u file] [-w[-] n].. [-v[-] n].. [-I dir].. file.au3
            -q      : quiet (only error/warn output)
            -d      : as Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)
            -I dir    : additional directories for searching include files
            -w 1      : already included file (on)
            -w 2      : missing #comments-end (on)
            -w 3      : already declared var (off)
            -w 4      : local var used in global scope (off)
            -w 5      : local var declared but not used (off)
            -w 6      : warn when using Dim (off)
            -v 1      : show include paths/files (off)
            -v 2      : show lexer tokens (off)
            -v 3      : show unreferenced UDFs and global variables (off)
       Exit codes:
             0      : success - no errors or warnings
             1      : warning(s) only
             2      : syntax error(s)
             3      : usage or input error

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That was helpful. However, au3check.exe seems to return 0 for the exit code even where there's errors. For example, here's the snippet from my batch script:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Au3Check.exe" -q test.au3


ECHO Success!

) ELSE (

REM The syntax checker found one or more errors or warnings. Exiting the script.



and here's the output from running the batch script:

E:\temp\test.au3(70,18) : ERROR: ExdfsdaftLoop(): undefined function.



test.au3 - 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)


The help text for au3check indicates this for the exit codes:

Exit codes:

0 : success - no errors or warnings

1 : warning(s) only

2 : syntax error(s)

3 : usage or input error

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