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Run variable as script

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Is there a way to execute the text inside a variable is if it was part of the script?

In this example I'd like to get a message box pop up but I don't: 

;testme.au3
  local $var = 'msgbox(64,"hello","world")'
  $var

is there a command that can be used like maybe 'Exec' or 'Execute' or something?

  local $var = 'msgbox(64,"hello","world")'
  Execute $var

 

Edited by LegitStack

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Put parentheses around the variable $var in your second example and then run it.

Execute($var)
Edited by BrewManNH

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2 minutes ago, BrewManNH said:

Put parentheses around the variable $var in your second example and then run it.

Execute($var)

thanks. :>

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Just a word of caution. If this is being used anywhere someone else can access, you will want to sanitize your input. Otherwise a malicious user could remote code execution on your machine.


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