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If I run "stripcat scandataF.dta" (or scandataF.bat which has same script) from command line it works without error but if I run from AutoIt script it fails

I have tried

; > not work    $DOS = RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c "stripcat.exe "scandataF.dta' & @CRLF, "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)
;   $DOS = RunWait(@ComSpec & " /k " & "scandataF.bat" & @CRLF, "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)
;  Run("scandataF.bat")

The "not work" line doesn't throw any error but also doesn't function. Both Run & RunWait do throw the Micro$oft error.


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Thanks, Subz. No.3 seems to work without error.

So what's the difference between 'Run' & 'ShellExecute'?

SE uses an API and Run doesn't?  Should I always use SE rather than Run?

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Correction! No. It doesn't work.

Take this:

$DOS = Run(@ComSpec & " /k " & "ncat 80 <getdata >scan1.dta", "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)
  $DOS = Run(@ComSpec & " /k " & "ncat 80 <getdata >scan2.dta", "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)
  If( $scanmode <> "baseline") Then
   ShellExecute("Stripcat.exe", "scandataF.dta") ; this has Micro$oft error
   ShellExecute("Stripcat.exe", "baseline.dta") ; this has Micro$oft error
; now reverse scan...
  $DOS = Run(@ComSpec & " /k " & "ncat 80 <scanr >scanrep", "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)
  ProgressOn("Scanning Home", "Scan Progress ...", "Working...")
              For $i = 140 TO 0 Step -1
              ProgressSet(100, "Complete!")
  $DOS = Run(@ComSpec & " /k " & "ncat 80 <getdata >scan1.dta", "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)
  $DOS = Run(@ComSpec & " /k " & "ncat 80 <getdata >scan2.dta", "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)
  ShellExecute("Stripcat.exe", "scandataR.dta"); this does not have Micro$oft error
                               ; & works as expected
  If( $scanmode <> "baseline") Then
    $DOS = Run(@ComSpec & " /k " & "hbinterpret" & @CRLF, "", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD) 

It did work initially. Now it errors every time. :(

Edited by fopetesl
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Right, not relevant for XP.

I do find it curious that your third ShellExecute works...I would suspect Stripcat doesn't like something about the first two dta files since there is nothing intrinsically different from an AutoIt perspective about the ShellExecute function calls other than the destination file (scandataF.dta, baseline.dta, scandataR.dta).  

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