RevOnline: New version of Shell Command Help

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Sat Jan 8 07:58:39 EST 2011


Try this:
      put "ls" into tCommand
      put shell("man " & tCommand & " | col -b") into fld 1

That is how my Shell Command Help plugin does it.

Phil Davis



On 1/8/11 4:42 AM, Peter Brigham MD wrote:
> So, no way of decoding this easily, huh? If you do a char by char pass through 
> the text and replace every doubled letter with its single, then you'll get 
> sily comands.... How do the "geek apps" manage to parse it?
>
> -- Peter
>
> Peter M. Brigham
> pmbrig at gmail.com
> http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig
>
>
> On Jan 8, 2011, at 1:42 AM, Medard wrote:
>
>> Peter Brigham MD <pmbrig at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> As you can see, the section titles and commands consist of doubled
>>> letters.
>>
>> I encountered this as I was trying to read the man for ls on the server
>> machine [On-Rev]... the text file I obtained was almost unreadable!
>>
>> Nonetheless, "doubled" chars are interpreted as *bold* chars on geek
>> apps (you know, line command) ;-)
>>
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