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Guest JohnHood

I'm trying to get the autoit variable $var to replace the info in quotes.

Run( @SystemDir & "\msiexec.exe /I program.msi" )

I need to be able to run three programs in series. Not always the same program, hence the INI.

I tried:

EnvSet("ENVAR", $var)

Run(@COMSPEC " /c Start %ENVAR%")

Basically, I can't figure out how to get @comspec to read an AutoIt variable.

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I'm trying to get the autoit variable $var to replace the info in quotes.

Run( @SystemDir & "\msiexec.exe /I program.msi" )

I need to be able to run three programs in series.  Not always the same program, hence the INI. 

I tried:

EnvSet("ENVAR", $var)

Run(@COMSPEC " /c Start %ENVAR%")

Basically, I can't figure out how to get @comspec to  read an AutoIt variable.

; EnvSet("ENVAR", $var) don't think you need this..
Run(@COMSPEC " /c Start " & ENVAR)
Edited by JdeB

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To read a Key/Value in an INI file, you can use the "IniRead()" function (check the doc). Here's a code snippet:

$var = IniRead("C:\myfile.ini", "section2", "key")

; Use "&" to concatenate strings
Run(@ComSpec & " /c Start " & $var)

Hope this helps!

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Guest johnhood

OK one more and I'll stop bugging you:

Command line is {the name of the script,} {the name of the ini file to read}.

$ini = $CmdLine[1]

It gets this, I can Echo the $ini variable correctly

But:

$var = IniRead("& $ini &", "launch", "1", "NotFound")

Always comes back "not found"

tried this:

$var = IniRead(" & $ini & ", "launch", "1", "NotFound")

and this:

$var = IniRead($ini, "launch", "1", "NotFound")

and this:

$var = IniRead(" & $ini & ", "launch", "1", "NotFound")

What am I doing wrong?

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This is the correct version....

$var = IniRead($ini, "launch", "1", "NotFound")

are you sure that the INI is in the same directory as the default path or are you supplying the whole path to the ini file ??

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