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well... i know there is a command for @COMSPEC,

what is the purpose of this and how to use it ?

PS : Please don't ask me to look at the HELP FILE, cos the HELP FILE

is not actually shown out the actual usage of it (personally think so).

please... i need to understand this.... thank you very much

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It returns a value that you can depend on to launch a DOS session. This value is different for different operating systems, and could even be different depending on custom pathnames.

The bottom line is that it makes life easier for you as a scripter when you want to launch a DOS command or whatever.


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...but the most useful use of @Comspec is using it with Start for starting any kind of file with its related application.

E.G. (W2000/XP if you still use W9x, remove the "" after Start)

$StartMe = myfile.txt

RunWait(@Comspec ' /c start "" "' & $StartMe & '"','',@SW_hide)

$StartMe could be any file, a link (e.g. http:\\www.anipike.com ) or even a maillink ( e.g. mailto:ezzetabi@katamail.com ).

Cool, isnt it?

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if possible... workable example.... very thanks !


Here's an example. It gives you a folder selection prompt, and will then use the command interperter (IE: @ComSpec) to output the "dir" command for that folder, and output the output from that command to a file in the temp folder. It will then let you view that output in a notepad window. Upon closing the notepad window, it will clean up the temp file it created.

$my_computer = "::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"
$folder = FileSelectFolder("Pick a folder", $my_computer)
If @error Then
  MsgBox(0, "Quitting", "You didn't pick a folder.  Now quitting")
Run(@ComSpec & " /c dir " & $folder & " > " & @TempDir & "\dirlist.txt", @SW_HIDE)
MsgBox(0, "Complete", "The dir command for that folder has been" & @LF & _
 "sent to a file. Click OK to open that file in a notepad window." & @LF &_
 "When you close the file, the temporary file will be removed.")
Run('notepad "' & @TempDir & '\dirlist.txt"')
WinWait("dirlist.txt - Notepad")
Until NOT WinExists("dirlist.txt - Notepad")
For $i = 0 To 20
  If FileDelete(@TempDir & "\dirlist.txt") Then Exit
MsgBox(16, "Error", "Sorry, unable to delete the temp file.")

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