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MKANET

Run an external command and wait for it to finish

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MKANET

I was trying to figure out how to do this in a Windows batch file; but gave up trying.

I would like to execute the below command; and wait for it to terminate in memory, then, continue on with the script.

cmdow /run /hid C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\iexplore.exe http://movies.netflix.com/WiHome

Ideally, I'd like to have autoit hide that window; which may reduce the complexity of the external command. However, I don't know how to do that Maybe someone where knows an nice way to do this.

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Kyan

You don't need cmdow /hid to hide the ie's window, just use the flag @SW_HIDE

RunWait("C:PROGRA~1INTERN~1iexplore.exe http://movies.netflix.com/WiHome",'', @SW_HIDE)

Heroes, there is no such thing

One day I'll discover what IE.au3 has of special for so many users using it.
C'mon there'sĀ InetReadĀ and WinHTTP, way better
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SmOke_N

While the run feature is your specific question, but it doesn't hide the browser window, only the console window created if created at all, and it's no fun! :)

If you're trying to hide the browser window ( why in the world? ), then I'd suggest this ( where the 3rd param of _IECreate() has the option to show or hide on creation ).

#include <IE.au3>
Global $go_IEObj = _IECreate("http://movies.netflix.com/WiHome", 0, 0)
ProcessWaitClose(WinGetProcess($go_IEObj.hwnd))
Edited by SmOke_N
It added url tag to my string

Common sense plays a role in the basics of understanding AutoIt... If you're lacking in that, do us all a favor, and step away from the computer.

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