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Here's an apparently simple problem to which i havent found a solution ...
I have an already opened putty session and i want to read its output.
StdOutRead() doesn't work as you need to run() with special parameters first.
WinGetText() doesn't work either.

Any idea ?

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So you would like to get the output from a generic console or from Command Prompt? :)
If this is an external application, could you please tell us which one?


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Hard to say just like that, I would suggest you fully read PuTTY documentation.

This system menu option provides a convenient way to copy the whole contents of the terminal screen (up to the last nonempty line) and scrollback to the clipboard in one go.


For some purposes you may find you want to log everything that appears on your screen. You can do this using the ‘Logging’ panel in the configuration box.

Leave code you have here so we can start helping you...

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I automated putty (application UNIX).
Each screen change is copying to the clipboard and further operations on the string

You need to find out how to configure PuTTs, and then it's easy to function below:
- takes the entire screen to the clipboard
- get from clipboard to the string
- completes each line up to 80 characters
- returns the string
My configuring PuTTY (80 columns x 24 rows)


;REMEMBER ! before calling the function
; WinActivate ( "title" [, "text"] ) PuTTY window!!!
; how do you do a lot of screen
; it works faster SendKeepActive ( "title" [, "text"] )

Func _Screen()
    $PobranyEkran = ""
    $PobranyEkran = ClipGet()
    If StringLen($PobranyEkran) < 5 Then ; If it is shorter than 5 characters, copy again
        $PobranyEkran = ClipGet()
;For easy operations on the string
;each line is completed with the same length of 80 characters
    Dim $a_PobranyEkran [0] 
    $a_PobranyEkran = StringSplit($PobranyEkran,@CRLF,3)
    ReDim $a_PobranyEkran[24]
    $PobranyEkran = ""
    For $i=0 to 23
        $a_PobranyEkran[$i] = $a_PobranyEkran[$i] & "                                                                                   "
        $a_PobranyEkran[$i] = StringLeft($a_PobranyEkran[$i],80) & @CRLF
        $PobranyEkran = $PobranyEkran & $a_PobranyEkran[$i]
    Return $PobranyEkran
EndFunc   ;==>_Screen


Edited by Viszna

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