Revolution gui wrapper
b.xavier at internet.lu
Mon Jun 21 12:01:58 CDT 2004
DOS GUI wrappers are easy and very useful. I manage a whole NT domain using
the NT Resource kit and metacard with these. It sure avoid a lot of dos
Open a DOS box, type your command with '/?' to display the help switches.
Then for any interesting switch, you build a parameter field or menu.
The execute button will assemble the command to type with the parameters
do a script like
get fld "server"
if "\\" is not in char 1 to 2 of server then put "\\" before server
get shell("rmtshare" && servername & "\" & fld "sharename")
-- clean and parse the output after...
Firsteable, you have to know that the shell function will block MC or RR
until the result is returned (if it comes back...) - a solution to this
problem is to use (if available) the "start" command line (try start /? for
the many options with this cmd) and you can always dump the output using the
piping command character at the end of the command line. ">" or ">>" (one >
to replace the output, 2 to append).
dir c: > myoutput.txt
Second, you have to be careful about different commands running on different
system (W98, nt4, 2000, xp, 2003 and their corresponding reskits) as they
have different inputs and outputs!
I use many GUI kits combining different of these IO's to do many many things
like user, group, share management much better than MS's own administrative
So if you are interested in more let me know.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com]On Behalf Of Alejandro
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 17:23
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Subject: Revolution gui wrapper
> on Sun, 20 Jun 2004 20:54:35 -0300
> Andre Garzia wrote:
> > we can always build a python command line tool, a
> > Revolution gui
> > wrapper... this would work on any MacOS X, *nix
> > system (they come with
> > python) and in win32 boxes with python installed.
> I'll like to read a tutorial about making a
> GUI wrapper for DOS command line utilities.
> Compact Pro, an archive utility for macintosh
> offers a DOS command line tool for decompressing
> cpt files. Could you show me how to create a gui
> for this DOS utility?
> Thanks in advance.
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