Windows shell commands

Mark Smith mark at
Sun Mar 30 20:48:22 EDT 2008

Mark, thanks. That may be nearly true, in this case - it seems to  
work ok when I do no shell redirection. So, no feedback for the user....



On 31 Mar 2008, at 00:18, Mark Schonewille wrote:

> Mark,
> Some time ago, I had a similar problem on WinXP. I didn't look into  
> it any further, but if I remember correctly, I wanted to use chkdsk  
> while hiding the consoles. I reported it as a bug and got as a  
> reply that chkdsk is an interactive command and therefore shows a  
> console even if the hideconsolewindows is set to true.
> I am not sure that I can agree with that reply, but perhaps Lame is  
> also an interactive command, e.g. a built-in feature that allows  
> the user to cancel the process? I'm _only_guessing_ here, but it is  
> a possibility.
> Best,
> Mark
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> Op 31-mrt-2008, om 0:56 heeft Mark Smith het volgende geschreven:
>> Mark, it's Windows XP under VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X, a  
>> standalone built with 2.9 rc-4, and the command is "LAME" - the  
>> mp3 encoder.
>> So I'm building the command string in a variable <tLameStr>, which  
>> will be like:
>> <path to lame> -v --nohist --brief <path to input file> <path to  
>> output file>
>>  and then
>> set the hideconsolewindows to true
>> get shell(tLameStr)
>> It's working, but the console pops up immediately, and then closes  
>> again when the command completes.
>> Thanks,
>> Mark
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