Controlling Rev apps from the command line?

Ken Ray kray at
Tue Jul 17 14:24:04 CDT 2007

On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 19:48:04 +0100, Ian Wood wrote:

> 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.  The
>> 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.

Ian, you use the $1, $2, etc. in your startup or openStack handler of 
your standalone to identify command line params.

This is covered here:

in relation to passing a document on the command line to an app in 
Windows, but it applies for general parameters as well.

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
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