Waiting for 'shell'

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Tue Nov 1 13:11:54 EDT 2011

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Graham Samuel wrote:

> I have rather amazed myself by getting 'shell' to work on Windows from a
> LC script - with copious help from this list, of course. Now I find that
> some of my shell commands take quite a long time, so my user may not see
> anything happening and may think the app has crashed (hideConsoleWindows is
> true). Can anyone suggest a way I can show the program is still alive while
> the shell command is working - I'm thinking about a cursor 'busy' loop but
> it seems 'shell' is blocking so that won't work.
> Graham
I use animated GIFs which I show just before a lengthy conversion, then
hide it when shell has completed the task.  It' not a progress bar, but
indicates a busy state quite well.


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