progress bar stalls

Ken Ray kray at
Fri Aug 30 18:13:01 EDT 2002


It can be any application. The basic thing is that when Rev executes a
program with "open process", it keeps track of it in the openProcesses
global, and can force it closed because it "owns" the process. This also
allows it to be asynchronous (unlike shell()) and move on with your scripts.

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Allen" <BradAllen at>
To: <use-revolution at>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: progress bar stalls

> >Brad,
> >
> >If you can use "open process" instead of "shell" (at least for Windows),
> >that will allow you to continue updating your progress bar. I don't know
> >it works the same for Mac and AppleScript, though...
> That looks interesting...however, I don't fully understand the
> documentation for Open Process and Read from Process. Can you use
> this with any kind of program at all, or does it have to be Rev
> standalone, or something like a shell script or DOS batch file?
> Thanks!
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