Controlling Rev apps from the command line?
revlist at azurevision.co.uk
Tue Jul 17 13:48:04 CDT 2007
On 17 Jul 2007, at 17:52, Jim Ault wrote:
> The reason I did not reply earlier when I saw the post is that I am
> interested but not very familiar with command line, etc. My take
> is that
> the environmental global variables $var are owned by apps and
> cannot be
> directly accessed, but require some sort of permission level code.
> exception maybe the system globals can be accessed.
I'm mostly interested in command-line parameters when launching the
app (things like the path to a project file and the output path to
save the results to), which shouldn't require any permissions beyond
those needed to launch an app in the first place.
> Imagine your app changing a system $var from "Win" to "Mac"... not
> a good idea.
To be honest, the environmental variables part has me stumped (and
doesn't apply to Windows anyway). I *think* it means that you can set
the value of globals but it's not totally clear. Some test stacks
will probably make things clearer.
> "control Rev standalones" as you say, can be done by AS and VB if
> you build
> handlers to trap events sent to the standalone. This way you can
> 'set' and
> 'get' parameters and also trigger handlers from the command line.
What I know about Visual Basic could be written on a postage stamp
and leave rather a lot of room. :-(
I've been through a fair amount of the docs regarding AppleScript,
but there doesn't seem to be anything regarding VB. Any pointers?
> If we can get a good set of code and example stacks/apps, maybe we
> could add
> this discussion to the wiki.
Always good! The wiki was set up while I was away at a conference,
until you mentioned it and I dug back through the archive I didn't
even realise there *was* one...
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