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write status to a DOS console

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I just recently started using AutoIt but can't find the answer to a question. I am creating a script that takes command line parameters. If a '?' is passed (i.e. 'script.exe /?') then I want the script to output some information and then exit. It should behave just like a typical console app (i.e. 'dir /?'). I can't find any function that will simply output text to the command prompt that started the script. Is this possible?

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Andy

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Hi,

If $CmdLine[0] > 0 And $CmdLine[1] = "/?" Then MsgBox (0, "Parameterlist", "/1 = ..." & @CRLF & "/2 = ...")

So long,

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Thank you. I understand how to get the parameters and how to use a message box.

What I want to know if there is a way to output the text to the DOS console? For example, if I open up a Command Console and type "myscript.exe /?" I want to see output right there.

Andy

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Thank you. I understand how to get the parameters and how to use a message box.

What I want to know if there is a way to output the text to the DOS console? For example, if I open up a Command Console and type "myscript.exe /?" I want to see output right there.

Andy

I don't believe that's possible, because AutoIt executables are 32 bit and DOS is 16 bit.

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That's not the reason why. It's because console applications are console applications and AutoIt is a Windows application.

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

I don't believe that's possible, because AutoIt executables are 32 bit and DOS is 16 bit.

Correct, Autoit is not a native console program. Search the example scripts forum for a few utilities from other people who have gotten it to work with prompts. I believe Valik made a real nice work around that made autoit work like a console program, but i believe it will require some external files, not sure though.

EDIT

Speak of the Devil, you posted just as i did and was talking about you Valik!1!1 ;)

Edited by The Kandie Man

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Thank you for the replies. That answers my question. I'll rework my script for GUI replies.

Andy

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