Passive Shell Commands

Ray Horsley ray at
Tue Oct 8 22:45:56 EDT 2013

First time using open process for me.  Fascinating!  Thanks Monte. Not 
quite sure on the write and read syntax.

My original shell command which works fine is:
    get shell(""&appPath&" "&srcPath&" "&trgPath&"")
where the app is a command line utility which converts a PDF file to 
multiple JPEG's

I can't get the app to show up in 'the openProcess' using the 'neither' 
option.  When I call 'open process appPath for update' it works fine, 
but then how would I send the open process a command to start the 

On 10/8/2013 6:00 PM, Monte Goulding wrote:
> Use open process for neither
> Cheers
> Monte
> On 09/10/2013, at 8:19 AM, Ray Horsley wrote:
>> I'm sending a shell command which is taking a long time.  I'd like to send it in a way so scripts continue to run while the shell command runs in the background.  I believe this is called 'passive mode', not sure.  Anyway, any ideas?
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