installing and running LC on 'headless' linux server

kee nethery kee.nethery at
Mon Feb 1 19:39:27 EST 2021

Mark, Thanks!

Here’s the script I created based upon your example. This is a stack with one card and on the card is a field “counter”. I put “0” into the field to seed it.

When the stack file is opened, it launches LiveCode and does the preOpenStack and the send in seconds causes the stack to display. The field counter starts incrementing.

And to get it to stop, hold down the option key and processing halts.

Damn, wish I had known about this years ago. Thanks,

on preOpenStack
	choose browse tool
	send idleDoit to this stack in 1 second
end preOpenStack

on idleDoit
	put field "counter" + 1 into field “counter"
	if the optionKey is up then
		send idleDoit to this stack in 1 second
	end if
end idleDoit

> On Feb 1, 2021, at 11:30 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> On 2/1/21 10:29 AM, kee nethery via use-livecode wrote:
>> Basically I needed a stack to launch and run in the IDE and LiveCode didn’t have a way to do that.
> ???
> on preOpenStack
>  choose pointer tool
>  startMeUp
> end preOpenStack
> on startMeUp
>  answer "I'm started"
> end startMeUp
> -- 
> Mark Wieder
> ahsoftware at
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