use-livecode Digest, Vol 196, Issue 13

Hillen Richard mail at richard-hillen.de
Mon Jan 13 12:15:00 EST 2020


Hello Brian, Hello Phil


> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 17:00:58 -0500
> From: Brian Milby <brian at milby7.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: Re: shell() and pdftotext
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> My guess is that shell can?t find your executable. ?Try using full paths.
> 
> Thanks,
> Brian


> Message: 6
> Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 17:48:09 -0800
> From: Phil Davis <phil at pdslabs.net>
> To: Brian Milby via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: Re: shell() and pdftotext
> Message-ID: <5579e9a4-86c8-c8ed-defe-1e24422c5bdf at pdslabs.net>
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> 
> To find the full path, this may work - open Terminal and type:
> 
> ??? which pdftotext
> 
> and it should display the path to the copy of pdftotext that the OS runs 
> when you type the 'pdftotext' command.
> 
> Phil Davis

a) using the full path worked. 

b) asking for the path didn´t work, but see a)

Thank you for your quick and usefull help!
Richard.


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