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I decided to add a "Check for Updates" feature to my latest program. It checks an online text file for the latest version of the software and if the value is higher than the current version value, it downloads an install executable. I would then like to run the install executable, but since its uses FileInstall to overwrite the currently running program, I cannot run it until the current program is fully closed. Is there a way to run a program AFTER the script is finished?

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Hi, you can try a cmd method...

Run(@ComSpec & ' /c ping -n 1 localhost > nul & Start "MyProgram.exe"', '', @SW_HIDE)
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But not sure if this will work.


 

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Opt("OnExitFunc", "MyExitFunction")

Func MyExitFunction()
    Run("MyProgram.exe")
EndFunc

This still runs the command before the script ends.

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With the cmd option: is it possible to have the command wait 2 sec before activating?

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Yes.

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What I meant by "wait 2 sec" is: in two seconds activate the DOS prompt command; giving ample time to terminate the active script.

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is it possible to have the command wait 2 sec before activating?

Yes, i puted there “ping” for it:

Run(@ComSpec & ' /c ping -n 2 localhost > nul & Start "MyProgram.exe"', '', @SW_HIDE)


 

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Give @AutoItPID as a command line parameter to your update program. Then use ProcessWaitClose there.

(Just a suggestion, I have nott tested that.)

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