RevOnline: New version of Shell Command Help

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Thu Jan 6 21:55:45 EST 2011


This is great - I'll look into adding a list column to the left of the text body 
field.
Phil


On 1/6/11 4:39 PM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
>
> There's not a nice simple command (afaik), but you can do something along the 
> lines of (in a mix of LC and shell :-)
>
> echo $PATH > tPaths
> set the itemdel to ":"
> repeat for each item tFolder in tPaths
>    set the defaultfolder to tFolder
>    put the files after tAll
> end repeat
> doSomeCleverFiltering  tAll            -- that's a library function you are 
> assumed to have already written :-)
> doSomethingToAddBuiltins  tAll     -- ditto
>
>
> -- Alex.
>
>
> On 06/01/2011 22:02, Peter Brigham MD wrote:
>> On Jan 5, 2011, at 2:22 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks pretty useful if you know already what the command is you need help 
>>> with. Looks like you are getting the man pages via a shell call yourself.
>>>
>>> What would make this marketable is if there was a way to list all the shell 
>>> commands available to the system and present them to the user in a list, 
>>> have the user be able to click on a shell command and have the man page 
>>> load, and then be able to insert the command into a rev script with the 
>>> proper LiveCode syntax. I would pay money for that!
>>>
>>> Bob
>>
>> That was just my reaction to the stack -- great if you know what you're doing 
>> already, but you have to know shell commands. (I dropped it into my Plugins 
>> folder anyway....)
>>
>> Is there a shell command to get all the shell commands on the currently 
>> running system? If so, it should be a snap to expand the stack accordingly.
>>
>>> On Dec 28, 2010, at 1:55 AM, Phil Davis wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi folks,
>>>>
>>>> I just uploaded a new version of the Shell() Command Help plugin.
>>>>
>>>> New features:
>>>> - Search for words in the displayed help text.
>>>> - Print the displayed help text.
>>>> - Use arrow keys to retrieve previous commands (like the LC message box).
>>>>
>>>> Enjoy!
>>>> -- 
>>>> Phil Davis
>>
>> -- Peter
>>
>> Peter M. Brigham
>> pmbrig at gmail.com
>> http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig
>>
>>
>>
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