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Perl + AutoIt?

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Is it possible to use Perl and AutoIt together?

Use Perl to make something...You type something into the cmd prompt then it sends a command to AutoIt, AutoIt does it's thing, sends something back to Perl, and Perl prints it to the cmd prompt.

Is that possible..?


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yup it is but you have so many somethings in your question it is difficult to find out what you want to do.

however you may be able to communicate between apps compiled from diff languages by passing parameters between your apps but this is not secure.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

yup it is but you have so many somethings in your question it is difficult to find out what you want to do.

however you may be able to communicate between apps compiled from diff languages by passing parameters between your apps but this is not secure.

Let me re-phrase...

Perl creates the cmd prompt with a menu. I enter '1'.

Perl sends the '1' to the AutoIt script.

AutoIt receives the '1' and does whatever is under case 1, and sets information gathered to a variable.

AutoIt sends the variable to the Perl script.

Perl receives and returns on the prompt.

Now that you said it is possible. How can I achieve this?

Edited by Firestorm

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Use Perl to send the user's input to the Autoit script via the command-line.

Use an Autoit server on localhost, then send the data with Perl to the server, and then have the server act based on that data.

Perl writes user input to a temp file, Autoit reads the temp file, acts based upon it, then deletes it.

Many different ways to skin this cat.

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Install ActiveState Perl.

$oPerl = ObjCreate("ScriptControl")
$oPerl.language = "perlscript"
$return = $oPerl.eval('perl command')

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Reproducer: a small (the smallest?) piece of stand-alone code that demonstrates your trouble

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