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Hi,

I have the folowing simple script.

Run ( "Notepad.exe" $cmdline[1] )

I have compiled the script in test.exe. Now I want to start test.exe with test.txt like this

test.exe test.txt. I want it to open Notepad with the test.txt file. But it doesn't work. What am I doing wrong.

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If you didn't catch it from Danwilli's code... the main issue you had appears to be not having a space inside the quotes right after Notepad.exe


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Missing ampersand

(sounds like an indie band name)

Edited by weaponx

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You can run with $CmdLineRaw...

Run("Notepad.exe " & $CmdLineRaw)

That way you will not get any errors, and notepad will always executed, regardless of passed parameters (if Notepad.exe is found of course :) ).


 

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$CmdLineRaw is really only good if you are parsing the command line yourself or if you are only forwarding to another program directly. Not many cases where you are taking the exact command line passed to your script and passing it to another script.

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$CmdLineRaw is really only good if you are parsing the command line yourself

If you do this:

$aMyCmdLine = StringSplit($CmdLineRaw, ' ')

You will get an array like $CmdLine, but without the limitation of that array...

Note : only 63 parameters can be return by $CmdLine[...">

, but $CmdLineRaw will always returns the entire command line.

And this all parsing that you will have to do :P

And i found a use for this variable as internal usage (inside my app), so it's very usefull variable :)


 

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If we assume that the OP is using Notepad as the default text editor then either

ShellExecute("test.txt");; to always open the same file

or

ShellExecute($CmdLineRaw);; in case you want to just drag a file onto the exe


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Thanks for the help.

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