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_RunDOS without hiding

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While I'm  not an AutoIt expert I am familar with other automation scripts within the Windows environment.

However, I have been handed a project whereby I have to automate some DOS functions and I have run into a wall.

Are there some scripts that show how to run DOS without the window being hidden?

My goal is just to use simple dos commands.

Thanks!

Buddy

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If I am in the wrong section just point me in the right direction.  :D

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ubotbuddy,

Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

But please pay attention to where you post - the "Examples" section where you started this thread is clearly marked: "This is NOT a general support forum!". I have moved it for you, but would ask you to be more careful in future. ;)

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No Problemo.

Thanks!

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Run(@ComSpec & " /k  title pinging 192.168.0.1 |ping 192.168.0.1 -t ")

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

I usually find, more often than not, that _RunDOS is not suitable.

In those instances, I use Run or RunWait with @ComSpec and either the /k or /c switch.

There is information about that in the Help file, plus plenty of posts here in the forum.

There is even information here, that tells you how to run more than one command on the line.

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Thanks pcjunki and TheSaint

Question.

If I several of these Run commands will they be executed in the same window?

Buddy

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Ok that was an easy answer.

So.

Is there a way to execute several DOS commands in such a way that I can watch them?  I'm not to keen on adding them to a Batch/CMD file and running like that.  I want more control of the flow.

I have several proprietary 3rd part DOS apps that need to run but the results dictate the next app that needs to run.  That's why I need the control.  Batch files won't do it.

If AutoIt can't handle it then I will move on until I find the right automation tool (If that exist).

Thanks in advance!

Buddy

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you could create a gui, then click and go

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If these programs send output to the console window when run outside of AutoIt, then with your autoit script you can use the run command and read the stdout of the program to look for whatever it is you're looking for from it.

As to being able to watch the output of the programs, you'd just have to use Run and don't use @sw_hide. Take a look at the example for StdOutRead for how to read the output of the program being run, and just change the run command as needed. Also, don't use "/c" in your run command, use "/k" instead to keep the window open until you're done with it.


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These are 3rd party apps that run in DOS so I don't have the ability or the source code to have them created in a gui enviroinment.

Or is "gui" something unique to AutoIt?

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you build a gui to launch the 3rd party apps

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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

You can embed a DOS window in a GUI I believe, though I've never bothered.

As for getting information to determine when to move on to the next program, you can as BrewManNH said, use stdout, but sometimes, a DOS program will output results to a text file, which could be used instead. With some of my scripts, I run consecutive DOS programs, using both methods.

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Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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Thanks pcjunki.

@TheSaint

are there some examples avail in the Exam ples area of the forum that can get me started for this path?  A couple of my apps only produce files and the others do display results within the DOS Window.

Thanks!

Buddy

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

As a quick reply, I can say that there would be plenty of examples in Examples, plus plenty like yourself have asked here in GH&S.

A search should bring up plenty. Maybe use @ComSpec in your search. I don't have any immediate examples to hand of using stdout, and none with the latest few versions of AutoIt. It is relatively easy to setup though.

P.S. Perhaps even some with the very programs you are using.

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Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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