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#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI and Run() and $STDOUT_CHILD

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redrider81

It has come to my attention while deep into a project that I am unable to control the STDOUT of my program because of the current options in Autoit for my current use case.  Can anyone please verify that I am understanding the limitation correctly, and if so I'll submit a feature request. 

I am using these options and functions:

1. #AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI 

2. Run() 

3. ConsoleWrite() 

The problems are these: 

When using a CUI application, the only way to "get" the STDOUT of a separate program which you call with Run() is to use the Run() option $STDIO_INHERIT_PARENT. However, by choosing this option you accept all data back from the STDOUT, it automatically prints the entire output to console, and you cannot get it into a variable either (it just prints directly to the console as STDOUT). 

Alternatively, you can use $RUN_CREATE_NEW_CONSOLE to prevent the child application from printing it's output to the console, however, you cannot use StdoutRead() on your child process if you use this option, so you cannot get data back that way. 

In my command line script (CUI), I need to call a child process, get the STDOUT from the child process as a string variable, manipulate it, and the use ConsoleWrite() to send a specific output back to the STDOUT. Am I correct that this is currently impossible using the STDIO mechanisms (within CUI complied executables)? 

Thanks in advance. 
Jerry

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BrewManNH

Do you have an example of what it is you're attempting to do? Your description is very hard to follow in regards to what you want to do and what isn't happening. Please post a reproducer script that demonstrates the procedure you're attempting.


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redrider81

Hours of trial and error last night, could not get $STDOUT_CHILD to work. 

This morning, start trying to create a simple example to demonstrate for this post, and it works. 

Thanks for asking for an example, I do find a good number of solutions when trying to create an example to ask my question lol. 

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