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I need help to understand why the run function does not work, but if i use it directly inside cmd shell the command works. $where is the name of the jpg file

ShellExecute(@ComSpec ," /k C:\Users\root\Desktop\test\exiftool.exe -p $FileName "&'"'&$where&'"'&" > "&'"'&@ScriptDir&"\out.txt"&'"',@ScriptDir);<----- work


Run("C:\Users\root\Desktop\test\exiftool.exe -p $FileName "&$where&" > "&@ScriptDir&"\out.txt",@ScriptDir);<--- doesn't work

I would use the run command!

Thx

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What is the Return Value and the value of @error after calling Run?


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What gives this?

Run('C:\Users\root\Desktop\test\exiftool.exe -p $FileName "' & $where & '" > "&@ScriptDir&"\out.txt', @ScriptDir);

Your version has issues with whitespace(s) in $where and/or @Scriptdir.


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The run command doesn't look right to me, perhaps try :

Run("C:\Users\root\Desktop\test\exiftool.exe -p " & $FileName & $where & " > " & @ScriptDir & "\out.txt", @ScriptDir)

Edit: ohh, I see that is an internal variable, then please ignore my post .. 

Edited by Deye

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Calling "@comspec " calls cmd.exe command prompt to run the command. That is only required to call internal cmd commands such as "dir". In your case you are using a redirection to a file,

"> "&@ScriptDir&"\out.txt

The ">" operator is processed by cmd.exe.

 

To Get AutoIt to handle the redirection will require the use of "StdoutRead" command.

 

The following is untested, but a combination of the example in the StdoutRead help file, and your example.

#include <AutoItConstants.au3>
$iPID=Run($_ExePath & " -p $FileName "&$where, $sFilePath, @SW_HIDE, $STDOUT_CHILD)
ProcessWaitClose($iPID)
Local $sOutput = StdoutRead($iPID)
ConsoleWrite("Output is: "&@CRLF&$sOutput&@CRLF)

If you require your results in a file, @comspec is the easiest. If you are looking to manipulate the result immediatly in your script, you want StdoutRead / StderrRead.

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