running command-line programs from rev

David Vaughan dvk at dvkconsult.com.au
Sun Oct 13 05:11:00 CDT 2002


On Sunday, Oct 13, 2002, at 17:08 Australia/Sydney, Gareth Jones wrote:

> Thanks for the quick reply. I'll look into that one :-)

Gareth

Jan has jumped the gun slightly. You will have a problem if you are 
using 1.1.1. Shell commands in OS X are not supported before 1.5A7. You 
should be OK on this soon.

regards
David
>
> -Gareth
>
>> --- Gareth Jones <gslj at intergate.ca> wrote:
>>>  Hello, everyone
>>>
>>>  I've been reading about a command-line program that
>>>  Apple included
>>>  with OS X called "ditto." It has all the
>>>  capabilities needed for a
>>>  nice backup program. Revolution, on the other hand,
>>>  has all the GUI
>>>  needed to make a nice front end for it. Is there
>>>  some way to send a
>>>  command from Revolution to a command-line program
>>>  like ditto?
>>>
>>>  -Gareth Jones
>>>
>>
>> Hi Gareth,
>>
>> Check out the 'shell' function in the Transcript
>> dictionary. This allows you to send command line
>> instructions. Example:
>>   get shell("ls -l -a")
>> Should get you a directory listing, much like the
>> "list" view in the Finder, even listing the hidden
>> files (starting with a period).
>>
>> Hope this helped,
>>
>> Jan Schenkel.
>>
>>
>> =====
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>> time."  (La Rochefoucauld)
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