Shell argv

JB sundown at pacifier.com
Mon May 8 16:45:20 EDT 2017


I got it working with Glen’s code
but I needed to compile my code
from the terminal with gcc instead
of compiling it in Xcode.

I really appreciate your help and every-
ones help who replied.  It is all useful
information.

Thank you!
JB


> On May 8, 2017, at 1:32 PM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> If you are in terminal, and in the folder where your executable is, and you
> type
> 
> /yourexecutablename arg1 arg2
> does it do what you expect? (note the preceding dot . which means to start
> at the working directory)
> 
> If the file is set to executable by you, it should work.  If you type the
> command without the preceding dot slash ./ and if its not in the path, it
> won't work, so you DO need to be explicit as to where it is. (hence the ./
> it defines exactly where to find the file so being in the set PATH isn't
> necessary)
> 
> If it DOES work that way from the command line, then in your script you can
> a) set the folder to the location of the file, and then b) do a
> shell("./theExe arg1 arg2") and it should work.  Or for a) you can give a
> full path specification to the location of the file.
> 
> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:54 PM, JB via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Mike,
>> 
>> Thank you for the info.
>> 
>> The dictionary for Shell states it needs to work
>> from the Terminal to work correctly with Shell so
>> I have been doing everything from the Terminal at
>> this point.  I was trying to figure out how to write
>> it properly in the Terminal so I could use similar
>> code with the Shell.
>> 
>> JB
>> 
>> 
>>> On May 8, 2017, at 11:45 AM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Seems to me, if its the compiled version, you shouldn't need to use
>> "open"
>>> at all.
>>> 
>>> a simple
>>> get shell("path/to/executable argument1 argument2")
>>> If I understand what I read about "open" enough, it expects a file, that
>>> will be opened in another app, like in Marks example.  (whatever.c opens
>>> xcode)
>>> 
>>> If you want to experiment with open, you could try the following..
>>> 
>>> open -a /path/to/your/app /path/to/a/dummy/file/to/open --args arg1 arg2
>>> 
>>> I'm guessing that if you can format this right, it'll report the name of
>>> the dummy file, and arg1 and arg2 as you expect.
>>> 
>>> But since you just want to pass arguments to your compiled program, I am
>>> pretty sure you just need to use shell() and call it directly with the
>>> arguments as part of the call.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:05 PM, JB via use-livecode <
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> That is a typo.
>>>> 
>>>> In fact I tried every way and every
>>>> place within the open script and if
>>>> it is written different the code is not
>>>> executed and I get and error.
>>>> 
>>>> JB
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On May 8, 2017, at 10:57 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <
>>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> On 05/08/2017 10:36 AM, JB via use-livecode wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> The file executes properly and the message is printed
>>>>>> showing I did not enter any arguments even though I
>>>>>> did try to and then it prints the file name and path like
>>>>>> I told it to from argv[0].
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> JB
>>>>> 
>>>>> In your original post you said "-args". The correct syntax is "--args"
>>>> (with two dashes rather than one), so if that's not a typo in your
>> original
>>>> email, try correcting that and see what happens.
>>>>> 
>>>>> --
>>>>> Mark Wieder
>>>>> ahsoftware at gmail.com
>>>>> 
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