Shell command syntax in Windows

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Tue Jun 24 18:59:40 EDT 2014


Monday, June 23, 2014, 7:45:52 PM, you wrote:

> I’m trying to run a shell command on Windows and the following
> code gives an error on the “put the wheel of “dir” into field “one”.

> The goal of the script below is to get a directory listing in the Programs folder.

> Setup: A field “one” and a button where this script is in.

> on mouseUp
>    set the shellCommand to “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Start Menu\Programs”
>    put shell (“dir”) into field “one”
> end mouseUp

Been a while since I've had to deal with Windows, but I believe the
shellCommand has to point to either or cmd.exe, depending
on the Windows version.

If you want to get a directory listing of the Programs folder, why not
set the defaultFolder and get the files?

-Mark Wieder
 ahsoftware at

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