Using Revolution only in a command line mode?
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sun May 14 01:36:20 EDT 2006
Mark Schonewille wrote:
> When you look at the beginning of a MetaCard file, you see a few
> shell commands. Actually, a path, 3 comments and a shell command. It
> tells the shell to start the MetaCard executable !/bin/sh/mc if you
> have that installed.
# MetaCard 2.4 stack
# The following is not ASCII text,
# so now would be a good time to q out of more
Seems the last line is just saying that opening the file in any shell
editor isn't a useful thing to do.
Is there a value to running MC stacks through a shell that I'm missing?
> This is different in the new stack file format, which doesn't contain
> these commands. Normally, you don't use this because you launch
> stacks from the Finder and open them with the Revolution IDE, but you
> might launch stacks in the old format from the command line and have
> the stack launched with the correct executable automatically.
But the executable specified is sh, which doesn't know what to do with a
stack file (hence the last line).
I may be tired, but I just don't see a major benefit to the old header,
not any significant loss for new binary format to use a different header
than the old binary format -- so long as the new format contains at
least enough human-readable info to identify the file format. I don't
use v2.7 -- does it?
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