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capturing the STDOUT while displaying it in cmd

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Guest cmjshen

Hi :

I know with beta code we can use StdoutRead to get the output from the

cmd.exe , but I also would like to display them in the cmd.exe window also.

Is there a way to achieve this ?

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You can try TEE.EXE from the GNU Utilities for Win32.

TEE normally expects a file as a target, but in Windows you can use the special file name of CON , which is the console (screen).

That said, it's probably not going to behave like you'd expect, because the screen output is only going to appear in sips as AutoIt processes it, and for most programs the console window will disappear as soon as AutoIt is finished.

Here's my example:

$foo = Run(@ComSpec & ' /c dir *.exe | tee.exe CON', @ScriptDir, @SW_SHOW, 2)

While 1
    $line = StdoutRead($foo)
    If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop
    MsgBox(0, "STDOUT read:", $line)

MsgBox(0, "Debug", "Exiting...")

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If you like objects, you can also use the WScript.Shell with the Exec method. Check out the MSDN article on the WshScriptExec Object.

With this method, you can also capture StdOut and StdErr separately while the program is running (i.e. a progress bar or status dialog for robocopy?) and send text to StdIn.

I used it in a VBScript once, and sent a {SPACE} to StdIn when a command asked for it.

Edited by c0deWorm

My UDFs: ExitCodes

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Guest cmjshen

Thank you all DaveF and C0deWorm !

I will try your suggestions.


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