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Hello,

I am trying to Run an exe that uses a console window class for its output.  I need to be able to interact with it by sending and receiving input to the window.

I am able to use Send("mycmdhere") just fine, but I haven't been able to figure out how to then wait for output back from the program, specifically "+ok".

I tried using the $STDOUT_CHILD with a while loop, but I am only ever seeing just blank lines returned for values, I can't seem to actually access the data displayed in the window of the running exe.

Can someone give me a quick idea on how to accomplish this, so that I can wait for the +ok response then continue on with the next?

Thanks in advance!

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water

Welcome to AutoIt and the forum!

Did you have a look at StdinWrite and StdoutRead?

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Zedna

As water said.

+ here is another simple example code (from older AutoIt 3.2.12.1 HelpFile):

; Demonstrates StdoutRead()
#include <Constants.au3>

Local $foo = Run(@ComSpec & " /c dir foo.bar", @SystemDir, @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD)
Local $line
While 1
    $line = StdoutRead($foo)
    If @error Then ExitLoop
    MsgBox(0, "STDOUT read:", $line)
Wend

While 1
    $line = StderrRead($foo)
    If @error Then ExitLoop
    MsgBox(0, "STDERR read:", $line)
Wend

MsgBox(0, "Debug", "Exiting...")

+here my similar example

#include <Constants.au3>
Dim $log, $output
$log=Run ( @ComSpec & ' /c ping www.seznam.czX', '', @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD )
While 1
    $line = StdoutRead($log)
    If @error Then ExitLoop
    $output = $output & @CR & $line
Wend
While 1
    $line = StderrRead($log)
    If @error Then ExitLoop
    $output = $output & @CR & $line
Wend
MsgBox (0, 'Ping', $output)

 

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