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Run DOS DIR command and save contents to the clipboard

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I need to run a DOS DIR command then copy the contents to the clipboard and paste them into an Excel sheet.

Need some help running the DOS command and sending the contents to the clipboard. I've tried different variations of the ClipPut and Get commands with no luck.

Non working code:

#include <Process.au3>

$rc = _RunDos("dir /b")

Sleep(1000)

ClipPut($rc)

ShellExecute("Direct path to excel sheet")

Sleep(1000)

WinActivate("Excel sheet name")

Sleep(1000)

Send($rc)

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You'd be better off using _FileListToArray($Pathname) and then using the Excel.au3 UDF to send the array to an Excel spreadsheet. Besides, why use ClipPut($rc) if all you're doing is sending $rc to Excel?


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You'd be better off using _FileListToArray($Pathname) and then using the Excel.au3 UDF to send the array to an Excel spreadsheet. Besides, why use ClipPut($rc) if all you're doing is sending $rc to Excel?

Thanks! How would I run this on the current folder the au3 file is in? Can I leave the pathname blank?

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Thanks! I got it to work with a combination of FileListToArray and the Excel UDP's.

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