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Autoit script doesn't run properly when started from BAT file

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1 hour ago, bobomb said:

Yea but you didnt learn what @WorkingDir was... Use that instead of the quoted path. If you are running from the same folder.

I highly recommend going back to the help page and looking at the now working section.. It might be hard to understand without context but once u have something working you should be able to see whats going on.. @WorkingDir is a variable you can use not just a (Value) you can enter

Okay, I think I understand.

I don't see a "now working section" here - https://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/functions/RunWait.htm

Unless you're talking about the code in the end.

But anyway, so I can't test it right now, but I think what you're saying is something like this:

RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & $Magick, @Workingdir)
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & $Magick @Workingdir)
RunWait(@ComSpec, @Workingdir & " /c " & $Magick)

If that's the case, I can see how that's superior to what I did. With what I did if I ever move the script I'll have to edit that line. But with this I wouldn't have to.

Anyway, maybe I'm right, maybe I'm wrong, but what I got now works and I barely have time to breathe, so I won't be testing it at the moment. But I may test it at some point. I'll leave this thread bookmarked in my browser to remind me. Thanks :)

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Here is a valid (although ugly) Run line..

Run("cmd /c notepad.exe", @WorkingDir) ; opens notepad using console ; Using @WorkingDir ; Immediately runs the next line in the program


RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c ' & 'notepad.exe', @WorkingDir, @SW_HIDE) ; opens notepad using cosole with @SW_HIDE flag so you will not see the console window ; Using @WorkingDir ; Waits for the program to close before continuing to the next line

They are both functional ways to use run commands

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1 hour ago, Scorpys said:

I don't see a "now working section" here - https://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/functions/RunWait.htm

I mean look at the working section of code you have and compare it to what the help page is showing you... The RunWait help a little tough after looking because there are no SW_HIDE @ComSpec or @WorkingDir examples.. I did not notice that before, but the Run help remarks and example shows a little more with an opt flag included.. It takes time, looking around at other peoples code can be helpful too.. 


Also you should definately use the SciTE editor located here: https://www.autoitscript.com/cgi-bin/getfile.pl?../autoit3/scite/download/SciTE4AutoIt3.exe

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