Windows shell craziness

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Wed Jul 6 00:04:55 CEST 2016

Skip Kimpel wrote:

 > Before I go crazy trying to format this properly, how can I format a
 > shell call to program with "options?"
 > For instance I want to call fping.exe which is in the same folder as
 > the standalone.  However, the fping.exe command line should look like
 > this:
 > fping.exe -l -n1
 > This is what is NOTworking:
 >    put fld "URL" into myURL
 >    set the hideConsoleWindows to true
 >    put "start c:\fping.exe "&myurl&"' -l -n 1'"  into myShell
 >    replace "'" with quote in myShell
 >    get shell(myShell)
 >    answer it
 > There is a need for quotes in order to make the switches work
 > properly when calling it this way from LiveCode.  It is something
 > simple that I am missing but it is driving me nuts!

When in doubt about anything done with shell in LC, my first diagnostic 
step is to output the string being passed into shell and then copy it 
into Terminal to make sure it works there.  I've discovered a lot of 
syntax errors in my shell calls doing that. :)

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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